Maysa

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Maysa showed a lot of promise on this self-titled debut album, which recalls the late-'70s and early-'80s output of soul divas like Chaka Khan, Alicia Myers and Phyllis Hyman, and sometimes shows quiet storm leanings. Most of the songs that the big-voiced, expressive Maysa turns her attention to are straight-up R&B, although she ventures into jazz fusion territory when she scats her way through the Brazilian-influenced "J.F.S." which is the type of song that wouldn't have been out of place on a Flora Purim, Raul DeSouza or George Duke album of the '70s. At a time when a lot of R&B recordings were entirely electronic, Maysa's producers favor a sleek yet fairly ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Maysa showed a lot of promise on this self-titled debut album, which recalls the late-'70s and early-'80s output of soul divas like Chaka Khan, Alicia Myers and Phyllis Hyman, and sometimes shows quiet storm leanings. Most of the songs that the big-voiced, expressive Maysa turns her attention to are straight-up R&B, although she ventures into jazz fusion territory when she scats her way through the Brazilian-influenced "J.F.S." which is the type of song that wouldn't have been out of place on a Flora Purim, Raul DeSouza or George Duke album of the '70s. At a time when a lot of R&B recordings were entirely electronic, Maysa's producers favor a sleek yet fairly organic approach and combine keyboards with real bass, real guitar, real drums and real horns. Ranging from decent to excellent, Maysa enjoyed some airplay on NAC stations but didn't make the singer a huge name in the R&B world. Nonetheless, this CD is worth searching for if you're an R&B lover.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/29/1995
  • Label: Blue Thumb
  • UPC: 011105700146
  • Catalog Number: 7001

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Prelude (0:38)
  2. 2 What About Our Love? (4:43)
  3. 3 Black Heaven (4:18)
  4. 4 Sexy (4:38)
  5. 5 More Than You Know (4:37)
  6. 6 Can We Change The World? (5:09)
  7. 7 Goodbye Manhattan (4:40)
  8. 8 J.F.S. (5:29)
  9. 9 Let It Go (4:49)
  10. 10 Alone at Last (5:12)
  11. 11 Rain Drops (4:45)
  12. 12 Peace of Mind (5:16)
  13. 13 Goodbye (4:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Maysa Primary Artist
Maysa Indexed Contributor
Siedah Garrett Background Vocals
Tim Heintz Keyboards
Jason Rebello Keyboards
Sharon Bryant Background Vocals
Darren Abraham Drums
Ross Anderson Guitar
Bashiri Johnson Percussion
Miles Bould Percussion
Sarah Brown Background Vocals
Patrick Clahar Saxophone
Graham Harvey Piano, Keyboards
Ray Hayden Keyboards
Peter Hinds Keyboards
Randy Hope-Taylor Bass
Joe Mardin Keyboards, Background Vocals, Drum Loop
Rex Rideout Keyboards
Kevin Robinson Flugelhorn
Ira Siegel Guitar
Fayyaz Virji Trombone
Gavyn Wright Leader
Simon Hale Conductor
Mark Anthoni Background Vocals
Mark Jaimes Guitar
Technical Credits
Robbie Nevil Producer
Hazel Scott Composer
Maggie Ryder Arranger
Ross Anderson Programming, Producer
Richard Bull Producer
Mark Chamberlain Engineer
John Gallen Engineer
Ray Hayden Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Rod Hui Engineer
Joe Mardin Arranger, Programming, Producer
Phil Painson Engineer
Mark Partis Engineer
Rex Rideout Arranger, drum programming
Barry Rudolph Engineer
Glenn Tipton Composer
Simon Hale Arranger
Jerald Daemyon Composer
Robin Lynch Art Direction
Tom Scholz Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Underrated, Outstanding Vocalist

    Maysa's voice is unlike many female vocalists. She brings a sultry sound to vocals that are captivting. The music that accompanies her vocals compliment her style and mix well with her voice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wonderful

    This cd is my fav! It is smooth and gives you a sense of the range that Maysa has as a singer. She is classically trained and yet has a hip and inviting jazz/r&b flavor that is inviting and fun. Love it!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One Great Album

    This album was bought soley on the presumption that MAYSA would rock the world on her own as she did/has with Incognito. This album is superb! Every song is well sung and the messages are well conveyed. It is unfortunate that Maysa has lacked the air play that she is well deserving.Without hesitations should this album be purchased.

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