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Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B, Broadway & Vocalists
Grammy® award-winning recording artist, Queen Latifah, debuts on Verve Records with her new album Trav'lin' Light. On this jazz and R&B influenced album from legendary producers Tommy LiPuma and Ron Fair,Queen Latifah deli... more »
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Grammy® award-winning recording artist, Queen Latifah, debuts on Verve Records with her new album Trav'lin' Light. On this jazz and R&B influenced album from legendary producers Tommy LiPuma and Ron Fair,Queen Latifah delivers sultry yet powerful performances on a hand-picked mix of familiar classics and forgotten jewels.
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Angel D. (doglvr895) from HUDSONVILLE, MI
Reviewed on 6/26/2014...
This cd is amazing! Really shows what Queen Latifah can do vocally. This girl has got some pipes!! If you love sweet soulful music, this cd wllmake your day.
Robert R. (flicknife) from CHICAGO, IL
Reviewed on 7/4/2010...
She's cool as a rapper or a lounge singer. This sistahs got it all!
QUEEN LATIFAH'S SINGING SPECTACULAR
RBSProds | Deep in the heart of Texas | 09/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Five WONDERFUL Stars. Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated triple-threat star Queen Latifah once again demonstrates that she is a wonderful, dramatic singer in this spectacular set entitled "Trav'lin' Light". This is a marvelous extention of the music of her previous CD recorded under her birth name: the Grammy-nominated The Dana Owens Album. It also shows very intelligent and eclectic song selection that goes from jazz to blues to soul to bossa nova to Broadway, showing a wide-ranging vocal capability. Using great musical arrangements, a huge orchestra, and a hip vocal chorus, the Queen DELIVERS!! BIGTIME!! (BTW selections from both CD's were performed by Ms Latifah in front of a wildly enthusiastic, sold-out audience at the Hollywood Bowl.) She demonstrates flawless time, swing, and delivery in impressively selling each song with a soulful flair.
The best performances begin with a heartfelt version of Smokey Robinson's "What Love Has Joined Together" with a hot arrangement and the Queen delivering a sincere, touching performance and it went straight to my iPod. "Poetry Man" is so good, it may give you chills. She sings dynamic versions of two rarely performed songs: Roberta Flack's beautiful "Gone Away" and 10cc's "I'm Not In Love". From Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars" (Corcovado) to "Georgia Rose" (with Stevie Wonder's soaring harmonica) to a salutary "I Know Where I've Been" from her own role in the movie version of the Broadway show "Hairspray", Queen Latifah has an attractive, dramatic way with a song that deepens with each listen. Let's hope she continues to deliver these types of vocal performances, while she pursues the other highly successful elements of her career. This CD gets My Highest Recommendation!! All Hail the Queen!: Five ENJOYABLE Stars!!"
R. S. Hill | Silver Spring, MD | 09/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For those of us who missed "Dana Owens" -- don't fret -- we'll just add it to our collection later. As all of us Pisceans know, we rarely do anything in moderation, and Queen Latifah makes this fellow Piscean proud! "Trav'lin Light" kicks butt from the beginning -- Ms. Latifah's rendition of "Poetry Man" is awesome! I'm old enough to remember liking the song as a teen, but Queen Latifah injects the "Soul" component as Phoebe Snow could never do. And, I won't even talk about her cover of Smokey Robinson's "What Love Has Joined Together" -- she oughta quit! As if that wasn't enough, "I'm Not In Love" is so soulful and sultry, it makes me WISH I loved a man that much -- even if he's breaking my heart! "Gone Away?" Donny, I know you're smiling wherever you are. The creme de la creme is "I Know Where I've Been." I don't attend church, but I assure you, this cut will make you say TAKE ME TO CHURCH and let me get my praise on!!!
So, please do yourself a favor and add Trav'lin Light to your collection. I'm a die-hard R&B, Jazz, Reggae lover, and this CD does not disappoint -- even for those of us born in the 1950s!
Dana Owens - aka Queen Latifah -- darling, you've got it going on, and I love you much. I didn't know you could SANG. Billie Holiday -- move over, there's a new legend in town!"