Very Best of World Divas

Very Best of World Divas

     
 

Nascente's double-disc collection The Very Best of World Divas is an oddly compelling -- if a bit uneven -- celebration of the world's foremost female singers. Disc one, labeled "Sunrise," features strong selections from iconic South African vocalist Miriam Makeba, Brazilian pop goddess Joyce, and See more details below

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Nascente's double-disc collection The Very Best of World Divas is an oddly compelling -- if a bit uneven -- celebration of the world's foremost female singers. Disc one, labeled "Sunrise," features strong selections from iconic South African vocalist Miriam Makeba, Brazilian pop goddess Joyce, and Nina Simone, while the second disc, "Sunset," boasts the talents of such luminaries as Sinéad O'Connor, newgrass songstress Alison Krauss, and French royalty Edith Piaf. The sheer diversity is worthy of a round of applause and the song selections for the most part are informed and well placed. Though a wee bit saccharine -- the producers chose Krauss' Oh Brother Where Art Thou? contribution, "Down to the River to Pray, " and woefully misrepresent Astrud Gilberto by including the daft "One Note Samba" -- it's a fair, enjoyable exercise, and a good primer for the wealth of material that awaits a piqued interest.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/29/2005
Label:
Nascente
UPC:
5014797133198
catalogNumber:
9713319

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Pata Pata  - Miriam Makeba
  2. You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)  - Dawn Penn
  3. Quero Ver Vocé No Baile  - Paula Lima
  4. Thinking of You  - Monday Michiru
  5. ¿Donde Estabas Tú?  - Omara Portuondo
  6. Tomando el Centro  -  Yusa
  7. Ya Kelbi  - Souad Massi
  8. Come With Me  - Tania Maria
  9. Love Trap  - Susheela Raman
  10. La Cumbia Está Herida  - Totó La Momposina
  11. Zoeirá  -  Joyce
  12. Black Ivory Soul  - Angélique Kidjo
  13. Release  - Ursula Rucker
  14. See Line Woman  - Nina Simone

Disc 2

  1. Down to the River to Pray  - Alison Krauss
  2. Nothing Compares 2 U  - Sinéad O'Connor
  3. Voce  - Ive Mendes
  4. La Guillermina  - Susana Baca
  5. One Note Samba  - Astrud Gilberto
  6. Loucura  -  Mariza
  7. Ne Bi Fe  - Oumou Sangare
  8. Daybreak  - Lisa Ekdahl
  9. Pleasure and Pain  - Norma Waterson
  10. Depois Que O Ilê Passar @@Virgínia Rodrigues
  11. Sueño Con Serpientes  - Mercedes Sosa
  12. Petit Pays  - Cesária Évora
  13. Town Without Pity  - Eddi Reader
  14. La Vie en Rose  - Edith Piaf

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Dimitri Tiomkin   Composer
Nina Simone   Composer
Mahmoud Ahmed   Composer
Silvio Rodríguez   Composer
Prince   Composer
Tania Maria   Composer
Edith Piaf   Composer
Bernard Edwards   Composer
Nile Rodgers   Composer
Pablo Neruda   Composer
Tommy Faragher   Composer
Ben Harper   Composer
Jean Hébrail   Composer
Jon Hendricks   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Angélique Kidjo   Composer
Paulo César Pinheiro   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Dawn Penn   Composer
Ursula Rucker   Composer
Marcel Louiguy   Composer
Regina Werneck   Composer
Newton Mendonça   Composer
Mack David   Composer
George Bass   Composer
Adrian Gibson   Sleeve Notes
Sam Mills   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Reggie Msomi's Hollywood Jazz Band   Composer
Susheela Raman   Composer
Seu Jorge   Composer
Ive Mendes   Composer
Gabriel Moura   Composer

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