Giveaway: Leela James – “My Soul” CD’s 5 Copies Just for my Twitter Fans.

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Ok my music lovers I’ve got 5 copies of Leela James’ “My Soul” to
giveaway and sooth your soul for those warm summer days. All you have
to do is follow me on Twitter at @streetforce1 and send me a tweet
saying that you want a copy of the CD. The first 5 people to jump on
this will get the CD.

Ready now GO!

Here’s more about Leela James’ “My Soul” CD:

The new album comes on the heels of high praise from,
the online source for all things soul and R&B, who recently bestowed a
2009 Readers’ Choice Awards to James in the category of Female
Vocalist of the Year. Indeed, James has come to own the music that has
inspired her since her teenage years. Her commanding live performances
have become can’t-miss thrillers, placing her among today’s most
electrifying international concert draws.

“The title of the album pretty much says it all,” she explains. “I
just wanted to go into the studio and do what moved me at the time,
and not think about it too much or not allow it to be something that
was too planned. That’s what great soul music has always been about
from the very beginning – something very raw, very authentic and very

The first single off My Soul is “Tell Me You Love Me,” a track that
James co-wrote with Andrea Martin and Gordon Williams. The track was
produced by rap and hip-hop producer Gerrard Baker (Toni Braxton,
Billy Crawford, Masta Ace), who deftly inserts a sample of James
riffing on a line from “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye,” the classic
ballad made popular among soul audiences by the Manhattans in 1978.

“This is one of my favorite tracks on the record,” says James. “It’s a
song about someone who’s really trying to make love work, which is the
same message you hear in ‘Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye.’ Great songs
are great songs, no matter when they’re recorded, or by whom. And
sometimes two great songs blend together well, like they do here.”

Other noteworthy tracks on My Soul include the churning opener, “Ain’t
New To This” (also produced by Baker), a proud and defiant declaration
of survival in the minefield known as the music business; and the
bouncy “Party All Night,” penned by James and produced by Carl
“Chucky” Thompson, who previously worked with Leela on 2005’s Change
Is Gonna Come. Other notable producers on that debut record were Kanye
West and Commissioner Gordon among others.

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