Voodoo

Voodoo

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by D'Angelo
     
 

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Five years after BROWN SUGAR signaled a break from urban radio's R&B by-the-numbers, Michael D'Angelo Archer returns with another dose of deep soul and musical VOODOO. Like its predecessor, VOODOO is confident, not cocksure; seductive without being lascivious; musicianly, not merely production-savvy. Unlike many neo-soul artists, D'Angelo

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Five years after BROWN SUGAR signaled a break from urban radio's R&B by-the-numbers, Michael D'Angelo Archer returns with another dose of deep soul and musical VOODOO. Like its predecessor, VOODOO is confident, not cocksure; seductive without being lascivious; musicianly, not merely production-savvy. Unlike many neo-soul artists, D'Angelo does not draw his primary inspiration from hip-hop. Instead, the Virginia native's lean production aesthetic and overall soul vibe are informed more by his obvious admiration of '70s innovators (Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Isaac Hayes) and the modern soul of Prince. D'Angelo pays tribute with a sultry remake of the Roberta Flack hit "Feel Like Makin' Luv" and with the seductive pauses and behind-the-beat phrasing that are as essential to his sound as his avoidance of samples. Working with a live band, D'Angelo kicks it with musicians who understand the flexibility of the groove, assembling such heavyweights as jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove, who cowrote "Spanish Joint," and Roots drummer ?uestlove. D'Angelo imitates no one, however: VOODOO is a statement of maturity and responsibility (the blues-drenched "Send It On" is a message to his son); of mischief ("Playa Playa" and "Left & Right," with Method Man and Redman); of keeping it straight ("Great Day in the Morning"); and, finally, on the hot single "Untitled," of keeping it true, which D'Angelo very definitely does.

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Five years after his Brown Sugar album helped launch contemporary R&B, D'Angelo finally returned with his sophomore effort, Voodoo. His soulful voice is just as sweet as it was on Brown Sugar, though D'Angelo stretches out with a varied cast of collaborators, including trumpeter Roy Hargrove and guitarist Charlie Hunter, fellow neo-soul stars Lauryn Hill and Raphael Saadiq, and hip-hop heads like DJ Premier, Method Man & Redman, and Q-Tip. It must have been difficult to match his debut (and the frequent delays prove it was on his mind), but Voodoo is just as rewarding a soul album as D'Angelo's first.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2000
Label:
Virgin Records Us
UPC:
0724384849924
catalogNumber:
48499
Rank:
3888

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Performance Credits

D'Angelo   Primary Artist,Vocals
Roy Hargrove   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Horn
Mike Campbell   Guitar (Baritone)
Eddie Alford   Guitar (Baritone)
Charlie Hunter   Bass Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Pino Palladino   Bass
James Poyser   Keyboards
Q-Tip   Percussion,Vocals
Method Man   Track Performer
Raphael Saadiq   Guitar (Baritone)
Fat Joe   Track Performer
?uestlove   Snare Drums

Technical Credits

D'Angelo   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
DJ Premier   Programming,Producer
Russell Elevado   Engineer
Raphael Saadiq   Arranger,Producer
?uestlove   Composer
Dominique Trenier   Executive Producer

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Voodoo 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
HE WAS ABOUT TO GO DOWN BUT HE THOUGHT OF ANOTHER SONG AN HE SAID THAT SONG WAS BEAUTIFUL AND HE MADE THE SONG.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the tradition of Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and Sly Stone, D'Angelo makes great R&B music that is instantly recognizable as his own. A very personal statement by today's best male R&B artist.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From the first to the last track, D'Angelo has reestablished himself as a dominating force in the neo-soul movement. Without a doubt, he's on top of his game.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Every woman I know enjoys this video. It's the most talked about video among the ladies. I would like to personally thank him for singing on his video nude. He took the time to get himself together, body pumping, skin smooth and looking like you can just eat him up. As a woman I feel I have good taste and speaking for all the ladies He's hot. Good choice for a video.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the whole things is good. this is a definite buy. if your looking for an album that you can hang out and relax to, then this is the cd for you. very mellow.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this CD is excellent. Its soothing to my ears. It relaxes you on those days you need to rest. also D'Angelo is a very very very SEXY Man.
Guest More than 1 year ago
man, ladies this is a hot one!!! it was definitely worth the wait. D'Angelo came back suave and refined with his two latest tracks left and right and his very latest untitled. if you've never seen the video u dont know what your missing. i know i enjoy the sexy side of this bag of brown suga and i know that you will too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
He is a great singer and all of his music, his songsjust sooths me .
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best album cover since Herbie Mann's Push Push!
Guest More than 1 year ago
most repect to do a person from my home town that showing that all big stars dont come from big cities
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that this CD is the bomb. He is multitalented and he knows how to work that body.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A man with sound that will shiver your soul, has come out with a video that every women lustfully drulls over. He is a very talented artist that I admire. Smooth with his voice and fluent with his lyrics this R&B artist is at the top my list!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dangelo is not only fine but has the talent of 10 super stars , he can out with brown suga his frist album , i fell in love i did n't think he could top it , but then 5 years later dropped vodoo and just out did himself spiritually. He desevres all of the good things that come his way
Guest More than 1 year ago
D'Angelo equals essence, H e is just wonderful and sexual and to top things off he has a voice a woman would die to wake up to every morning, I love all his songs and there's is nothing ugly about him and i hope he keeps the music flowing, When i hear him singing i just relax and enjoy the sounds, To all the women out there on a bad day or a good day sit back and enjoy the sweet sounds of D'Angelo and smile, Well Thank's D'Angelo for helping me thru the day's.
Guest More than 1 year ago
when he wrote brown sugar i thought he out did him self but voodoo puts him on top. he went came back strong bigger better finer and built. he has the right moves. all the ladies loves, the song and the man behind the song. he has the body of a goddess. he can voodoo me anytime. i also can be his brown sugar. he gets five star from me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
D'Angelo is amazing. Extreamly handsom and very talented. His tour concerts are amazing. He really knows how to put on a show. I LOVE YOU D'ANGELO
Guest More than 1 year ago
Finally there is hope. Real music and artistry is back. I am so glad that people decided to embrace
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'M ONE OF THE TRUE FANS OF D'ANGELO AND LOVIN HIS VIDEO UNTITLED(HOW DOES IT FEEL)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Voodoo. All of the songs have different meanings. You can just lay back and just get into a groove listening to the cd.
Guest More than 1 year ago
ANYWAYS, I JUST LOGGED INTO HERE SO THAT I COULD PUT MY LITTLE FEW WORDS IN HERE AND GIVE MY MAN DEANGELO SOME PROPS. STAY SEXY, SWEET AND COME OUT WITH MORE SWEET BALLADS AND LOVE MUSIC, WE ARE WAITING ON YOU.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I spent a romantic evening with a man who included D'Angelo with the evening's ambiance. I don't know what made that evening amazing, but the music was a major part of it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
eSTE DISCO ES LO MEJOR QUE HE OIDO EN LO UE VA DE SIGLO. REALMENTE IMPRESIONANTE D'ANGELO ESTA A LA ALTURA DE LOS MAS GRANDE NO HAY PALABRAS TIO, SI QUIERES BUENA MUSICA COMPRATE ESTE DICO.... liVeOnE
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