When many modern artists refer to the "old school," they’re thinking of artists from the 70’s and 80’s. But Lina is really down with the old school. The Texas-born songstress uses old jazz tracks from the 30’s and 40’s to sample in her debut album, Stranger On Earth. Highlights include a solid cover version of Dinah Washington’s classic "Stranger On Earth" as well as the lead single "Playa No More," an eclectic blend of R&B rhythms with a swinging horn sample.
Performance CreditsLina Primary Artist,Vocals
Technical CreditsSid Feller Composer
Dr. John Composer
R. Gilbert Composer
Richard Bates Art Direction
Craig Kallman Executive Producer
Andre Harris Composer
Vidal Davis Composer
Lina Arranger,Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Producer
Ivan "Orthodox" Barias Composer,Producer
Liz Barrett Art Direction
Wakeane Caffey Executive Producer
Travis House Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Stranger on Earth based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
I'm a BIG fan of Miss Lina. I got the album from a friend at Atlantic and have been hooked ever since. i love her music (she has a different flava-i.e., kinda renaissance soul). I've turned several people on to her. Keep doing your thing Miss Lina.
If it were not for the movie "High Crimes" I would not know about Lina's music. Everyone I know has had the same experience. We all love the music. Please promote this Lady. Lina's lyrics are so clover. Make Lina a household name. It is a crime, she should be getting more recognition.
I hope this artist sticks around for a while. I luckd up on her single "I'm Not The Enemy" while watching the movie High Crimes. Her sound is nice,silky, and smooth. Love the CD and only request that I have is to not mix up the tempo so much on the CD. Please come out with a CD soon.
Released to critical acclaim (#1 R&B album of the year by CDNOW.com and Pulse Magazine), Lina's amazing debut album, "Stranger on Earth", is everything but conventional. By taking 1920's-1940's Harlem jazz and mixing it with new age/oldschool hip-hop, Lina has created an album that breaks all barriers. Her voice has a distinct sound belonging only to her, and, at times, is very operatic and beautiful. Though Lina's voice is often compared to those voices of the past (Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn - i don't disagree) her music in general reminds me of The Roots' very first album, "Do You Want More?!!???!!" Like MORE, the limits of jazz and hip-hop are not only pushed to boundaries non-existent, but they are melded together to create what no one has heard: music that transcends musical barriers and the needs of commercial America. Amazing job, Lina!!! For those of you waiting for more Lina, she signed with Hidden Beach Records in '03 (home to Jill Scott, Kindred the Family Soul, Darius Rucker, etc) and is set to release her sophmore album, "Inner Beauty", on September 28th, '04. You can check out the single "I Am" at www.underground-soul.com or www.lina-music.com. Peace out V
this chick is bomb! her music really appeals to the senses. all her songs sound different too...a great relief from all that mainstream radio...