Change Is Gonna Come

Change Is Gonna Come

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by Leela James
     
 

Leela James may be small in stature, but she sings with a demonstrative grit reminiscent of Mavis Staples and Gladys Knight. More important, she doesn't merely mimic these inspirations; she follows them in learning from the past and applying it to the present. This approach enables her to build upon tradition, rather than simply restating it. Kanye West, Raphael… See more details below

Overview

Leela James may be small in stature, but she sings with a demonstrative grit reminiscent of Mavis Staples and Gladys Knight. More important, she doesn't merely mimic these inspirations; she follows them in learning from the past and applying it to the present. This approach enables her to build upon tradition, rather than simply restating it. Kanye West, Raphael Saadiq, Wyclef Jean, James Poyser, and even James Mtume get in on the action, giving James all the support she could've dreamed of when conceiving the album. There's plenty of thematic range here: blue lights in the basement, tears on the pillow, sweat on the dance floor, sun showers on the porch. Highlights include James's soulful, torch-song cover of No Doubt's "Don't Speak" and her poignant rendition of the Sam Cooke title track.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/21/2005
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624802723
catalogNumber:
48027
Rank:
30928

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Leela James   Primary Artist,Vocals

Technical Credits

Sam Cooke   Composer
Mtume   Audio Production
Bobby Ross Avila   Arranger,Producer
Puff Johnson   Arranger,Composer
Ahmad A. Lewis   Composer
James Mtume   Vocal Producer
Renee Neufville   Arranger,Composer
James Poyser   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Gordon Williams   Composer
Raphael Saadiq   Composer,Producer,Audio Production,Vocal Producer
Wyclef Jean   Composer,Producer,Audio Production,Vocal Producer
Chucky Thompson   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Eric Stefani   Composer
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis   Composer,Producer,Audio Production,Vocal Producer
Gwen Stefani   Composer
Iz   Producer
Anthony Mills   Arranger
Kanye West   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Brian Dozoretz   Engineer
Jamie Siegel   Engineer
Comissioner Gordon   Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,Vocal Producer
Vikter Duplaix   Composer,Producer
Kenton Nix   Composer
Aaron Harris   Composer,Producer
Carvin "Ransum" Haggins   Composer
Leela James   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production,Vocal Producer
Walt Bass   Engineer
Jane Morledge   Art Direction
Avila Brothers   Audio Production
Ian Cross   Engineer

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