Maysa

Maysa

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by Maysa
     
 

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 …  See more details below

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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:
08/29/1995
Label:
Blue Thumb
UPC:
0011105700122
catalogNumber:
7001

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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
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
Simon Hale   Arranger
Robin Lynch   Art Direction
Tom Scholz   Composer

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Maysa 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!!