Say Yo' Business: Live!

Say Yo' Business: Live!

by Linda Tillery


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Wild and crazy, African rhythm-driven gospel/folk done a cappella style. Linda Tillery & Cultural Heritage Choir's live performances have always had a vitality that exceeds the energy of their many studio recordings. Although these performances were recorded live at various folk festivals in Calgary, Edmonton, and other locales, this is more than just a typical concert recording; it's an international, intergenerational, cross-genre, cross-cultural event with highlights of R&B and world music of the past and present. Featuring appearances by R&B and folk greats Richie Havens and Wilson Pickett, plus new artists like Kelley Joe Phelps, Eric Bibb, and Laura Love, this performance brings together the best and brightest world stars from Australia, Senegal, and Venezuela. The Choir draws material from various unique sources, including Negro spirituals ("Wayfaring Stranger"), Bobby McFerrin (the throbbing vocal percussion jam "I'm Angry"), and James Brown (a party medley called "Jaime Moreno's Jam" featuring African-flavored approaches to his best-loved tunes). Most of the tunes are done with voices creating all the lead melody and rhythmic lines, but Wilson Pickett's rich bluesy performance of "Don't Let Nobody Drag Yo' Spirit Down" features Eric Bibb's swampy acoustic guitar accompaniment. Emma Jean does a great Aretha Franklin-flavored lead vocal on the feisty and spiritual "Stand Tall and Be Happy," while wailing vocalist Laura Love is very much in the Natalie Merchant vein. This business is irresistible.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/01/2001
Label: Music Little People
UPC: 0081227676223
catalogNumber: 76762
Rank: 278706

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Linda Tillery   Primary Artist,Vocals,Djembe,Cajon
Odetta   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Richie Havens   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Wilson Pickett   Vocals
Laura Love   Vocals
Melanie DeMore   Stick,Vocals,Hand Percussion
Kitka   Vocals,Frame Drum
Hans Theessink   Mandolin
Joey Blake   Bass (Vocal)
Rod Cook   Acoustic Guitar
Colin Linden   Acoustic Guitar
Jackeline Rago   Percussion,Bongos,Triangle,Campana,Cumaco
Jon Sass   Tuba
Dave Worm   Vocal Percussion
Kelly Joe Phelps   Slide Guitar
Kev Carmody   Didjeridu
Eric Bibb   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Elouise Burrell   Vocals,Ashiko Drum,Hand Percussion
Cultural Heritage Choir   Percussion,Vocals

Technical Credits

Odetta   Arranger
Linda Tillery   Arranger,Producer
Laura Love   Arranger
Kitka   Arranger
Gary Mankin   Engineer
Leib Ostrow   Executive Producer
Kev Carmody   Arranger
Becky Wagley   Art Direction
Cultural Baggage   Arranger
Chris Smith   Composer
James Weldon Johnson   Composer
David Horrocks   Engineer

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