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     Meshell Ndegeocello

Born: Mary Johnson on Aug 29, 1968 in Berlin, Germany
Genres: Pop/Rock, R&B
Styles: Fusion, Contemporary R&B, Alternative Pop/Rock
Instruments: Bass, Vocals

Although Me'Shell Ndegeocello scored a few hits early in her career, the singer/bassist opted to concentrate subsequently on more challenging material by exploring the politics of race and sex, among other topics. Born Michelle Johnson on August 29, 1968 and spending the first few years of her life in Germany (her father was both a military man and a jazz saxophonist), Ndegeocello relocated with her family to Virginia in the early '70s, as the youngster developed an interest in music. As a teenager, Ndegeocello began to play regularly in the clubs of Washington, D.C., but eventually settled down in New York City after a stint of studying music at Howard University. After auditioning for several local bands (one being Living Colour), Ndegeocello struck out on her own (often performing solo, with just a bass, drum machine, and keyboard), and in the early '90s became one of the first female artists signed to Madonna's Maverick label.

Ndegeocello's debut release, 1993's Plantation Lullabies, spawned the hit "If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night)" and received three Grammy nominations. But it was a duet with John Mellencamp on a cover of Van Morrison's "Wild Night" a year later that brought the singer/bassist the most acclaim, as the song became one of the year's biggest hits. Ndegeocello took an extended period before a follow-up recording was issued, but during this time, she collaborated with Chaka Khan on the track "Never Miss the Water," as well as appearing on movie soundtracks (White Man's Burden, Money Talks) and on such multi-artist releases as Ain't Nuthin' But a She Thing and Lilith Fair, Vol. 3.

A sophomore effort, Peace Beyond Passion, finally saw release in 1996, but failed to match the success of her debut. Another three-year break between albums occurred, during which time she collaborated with rapper Queen Pen on the track "Girlfriend." Ndegeocello's third release overall, Bitter, was issued in 1999. She took another three-year break and emerged with Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape in June 2002. Comfort Woman followed in 2003 and Dance of the Infidel, a sprawling album made with numerous collaborators from the jazz world, surfaced in mid-2005. Two years later, her fantastic Decca debut, The World Has Made Me the Man of My Dreams, which included guest appearances from Pat Metheny and Oumou Sangare, was released. Her first pop-related recording in half a decade, 2009's Devil's Halo, featured Ndegeocello in a quartet setting. The album also included guest spots from Lisa Germano and Oren Bloedow. Ndegeocello toured the album in opera houses and concert halls across the United States and Europe. In 2011, she partnered with Grammy-winning producer Joe Henry for the album Weather; it was issued on the Naive label in November of that year.

- Greg Prato (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=9768 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
www.meshell.com Official website. Biography, discography
www.freemyheart.com Personal website. Biography, discography
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meshell_Ndegeocello About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meshell_Ndegeocello About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Meshell Ndegeocello - 'Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape' - 2002, Warner Bros.
 Meshell Ndegeocello - 'Devil's Halo' - 2009, Downtown, Mercer Street
 Meshell Ndegeocello - 'Peace Beyond Passion' - 1996, Maverick
 Meshell Ndegeocello - 'Plantation Lullabies' - 1993, Maverick
 Meshell Ndegeocello - 'Pour Une Ame Souveraine: A Dedication To Nina Simone' - 2012, Naive
  как соисполнитель ...
 Eric Benet - 'A Day In The Life' - 1999, Warner Bros., Ars Nova
 Karl Denson - 'Brother's Keeper' - 2009, Shanachie Records
 Jason Lindner - 'Now Vs. Now' - 2009, Anzic Records
 Marcus Miller - 'Tales' - 1995, PRA
 Joshua Redman - 'Momentum' - 2005, Nonesuch
 Mike Stern - 'Who Let The Cats Out' - 2006, Heads Up International
 Victor Wooten - 'Words And Tones. Sword And Stone' - 2012, Compass, Vix Records
 Lizz Wright - 'Fellowship' - 2010, Verve

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