Turn Me Loose

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Following Lost & Found, an album that earned Ledisi a pair of Grammy nominations, Turn Me Loose partially roots itself in the singer's past work and otherwise branches out from it. The album's title, as well as its cover, indicates a new, brash direction -- one that makes up only a portion of the set. Throughout the opening "Runnin," "Knockin'," and stretches of a couple other songs -- not to mention a charging, howling cover of Buddy Miles' "Them Changes" -- Ledisi and her band deliver rocking funk that cooks as hot as Labelle's "Messin' with My Mind" and "What Can I Do for You," or anything by Van Hunt. Here, Ledisi wails and belts with a kind of power previously ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Following Lost & Found, an album that earned Ledisi a pair of Grammy nominations, Turn Me Loose partially roots itself in the singer's past work and otherwise branches out from it. The album's title, as well as its cover, indicates a new, brash direction -- one that makes up only a portion of the set. Throughout the opening "Runnin," "Knockin'," and stretches of a couple other songs -- not to mention a charging, howling cover of Buddy Miles' "Them Changes" -- Ledisi and her band deliver rocking funk that cooks as hot as Labelle's "Messin' with My Mind" and "What Can I Do for You," or anything by Van Hunt. Here, Ledisi wails and belts with a kind of power previously untapped -- in recorded form, at least -- all the while maintaining remarkable finesse. "I Need Love," one of the collaborations with Ivan Barias and Carvin Haggins, is another highlight, seductively melancholy over a slick and slippery rhythm, while the title track's bluesy Southern soul backdrop seems just as ideal for Ledisi's voice. Most of the material that is in the vein of the subdued, sophisticated R&B showcased throughout much of Soulsinger and Lost & Found is fine, if sporadically tepid -- something that really comes through when heard with the harder material. Verve Forecast might be a little sheepish about their artist straying from the style that brought them success; on the sticker affixed to the album, the label singles out three songs, none of which break a sweat. They really should help her expose the versatility as much as possible.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/18/2009
  • Label: Verve Forecast
  • UPC: 602527069722
  • Catalog Number: 001267702
  • Sales rank: 21,469

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Runnin' (2:18)
  2. 2 Everything Changes (4:00)
  3. 3 Turn Me Loose (4:18)
  4. 4 Higher Than This (4:54)
  5. 5 Alone (4:18)
  6. 6 Love Never Changes (3:50)
  7. 7 Please Stay (3:47)
  8. 8 Knockin' (3:45)
  9. 9 Say No (3:43)
  10. 10 Goin' Thru Changes (4:45)
  11. 11 I Need Love (4:01)
  12. 12 Trippin' (2:57)
  13. 13 The Answer to Why (3:04)
  14. 14 Them Changes (4:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ledisi Primary Artist
John Jackson Percussion, fender rhodes
Everette Harp Tenor Saxophone
Steve Madaio Trumpet
Rex Rideout Piano, Keyboards, fender rhodes
Michael Urbano Drums
Raphael Saadiq Organ, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Tiffany Smith Background Vocals
Julian Hallmark Violin
Hervé "RV" Salters Organ, Synthesizer, Clavinet
Timothy Loo Cello
Eric Krasno Bass, Guitar
Adam Deitch Organ, Drums, Keyboards
Teddy Campbell Drums
DeWayne Swan Organ
Shalini Vijayan Violin
Lauren Evans Background Vocals
Errol Cooney Guitar
David James Jr Guitar, Background Vocals
Mabvuto Carpenter Background Vocals
Joel Pargman Violin
Alma Fernandez Viola
Nigel Hall Keyboards, Moog Synthesizer
Curt Chambers Guitar
Nicholas Lane Trombone, Conductor
Kyonte Vincent Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Ray Bardani Engineer
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Jimmy Jam Producer
Terry Lewis Composer, Producer
Rex Rideout Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Horn Arrangements
Raphael Saadiq Composer, Producer, Vocal Producer
Chucky Thompson Producer
Hollis King Art Direction
Bruce Resnikoff Executive Producer
Bill Darlington Executive Producer, Management
Lorenzo Johnson Composer
Chief Xcel Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Mark Kaplan Management
Eric Krasno Composer, Producer, Engineer
Ledisi Young Composer, Executive Producer
Adam Deitch Composer, Producer
Ivan "Orthodox" Barias Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Carvin "Ransum" Haggins Composer, Producer, Engineer
Xavier Mosley Composer
Tremaine "Six7" Williams Engineer
Marlon Marcel Engineer
Curt Chambers Composer
Nicholas Lane Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Kyonte Vincent Composer, Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    No wonder she recieved a nom from Grammy

    This a great cd. I love every song and can not wait to see her in concert... She has a amazing voice that you can tell its her by just hearing it....

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