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Leela James

Like almost all other musicians hit with the neo-soul and retro-soul tags, the primary inspirations of singer and songwriter Leela James are classic artists who arrived no later than the early '70s. Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, and Tina Turner were among the vocalists to whom the gritty-voiced Los Angeles, California native was likened. After James was showcased on an uplifting track off Pete Rock's Soul Survivor II, "No Tears," she made her proper debut on Warner Bros. with a throwback-oriented set titled A Change Is Gonna Come (2005). Featuring a cover of Sam Cooke's song of the same title, as well as one of No Doubt's "Don't Speak," the album involved assistance from major figures including Kanye West, Raphael Saadiq, James Poyser, and Chucky Thompson. It entered the Billboard 200 at number 148 and was followed with an appearance on Ray Charles' posthumous Genius & Friends, as well as nominations for Soul Train Music and NAACP Image awards.

After splitting from Warner Bros., the singer landed on the roster of Shanachie and recorded one of the label's more inspired all-covers sets, Let's Do It Again (2009). The same year, she contributed to "Walk with Me," a highlight on Moby's Wait for Me album. The singer switched to Stax for My Soul (2010), which featured some of her own songwriting and peaked in Billboard's R&B/hip-hop Top Ten. A return to Shanachie yielded Loving You More...In the Spirit of Etta James (2012), a release more adventurous than the title indicated. She switched to J&T for her fifth album, Fall for You (2014), home to her three highest-charting Hot Adult R&B tracks, such as the Anthony Hamilton duet "Say That." Around the same time, James began a two-season stint on the reality television series R&B Divas: Los Angeles. Did It for Love (2017), James' BMG-supported sixth album, offered her most refined mix of vintage and contemporary sounds to that point. ~ Andy Kellman
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Did It For Love

1. Hard For Me

2. Don't Mean A Thang

3. Don't Want You Back

4. Real Talk - Relationships (Interlude)

5. I Remember

6. Good To Love You (Feat. Dave Hollister)

7. There 4 U

8. This Day Is For You

9. Take Me

10. All Over Again

11. Our Love

12. Did It For Love

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Track List: Don't Mean A Thang (Single)

1. Don't Mean A Thang

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Track List: I Remember (Single)

1. I Remember

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Track List: All Over Again (Single)

1. All Over Again

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Track List: Hard For Me (Single)

1. Hard For Me

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Track List: Don't Want You Back (Single)

1. Don't Want You Back

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Track List: Fall For You (Single)

1. Fall For You

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Track List: Fall For You

1. Who's Gonna Love You More

2. Say That (Feat. Anthony Hamilton)

3. Give It

4. Do Me Right

5. Set Me Free

6. Everything

7. So Good

8. Stay With Me

9. Fall For You

10. Save Me

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Track List: Loving You More...In The Spirit Of Etta James

1. Soul Will Never Die

2. Something's Got A Hold On Me

3. It Hurts Me So Much

4. I'm Loving You More Every Day

5. I'd Rather Go Blind

6. I Want To Ta-Ta You Baby

7. Damn Your Eyes

8. Nobody Loves You Like Me

9. Old School Kind Of Love

10. Sunday Kind Of Love

11. At Last

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Track List: I'm Loving You More Everyday

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Track List: My Soul

1. I Ain't New To This

2. So Cold

3. The Fact Is

4. I Want It All

5. Party All Night

6. Mr. Incredible / Ms. Unforgettable

7. Tell Me You Love Me

8. Let It Roll

9. Supa Luva

10. If It's Wrong

11. It's Over

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Track List: Tell Me You Love Me (Radio Single)

1. Tell Me You Love Me

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Track List: Let's Do It Again

1. Clean Up Woman

2. Miss You

3. It's A Man's Man's World

4. Baby I'm Scared Of You

5. You Know How To Love Me

6. I Want To Know What Love Is

7. Nobody Wants You When You're Down And Out

8. I Try

9. I'd Rather Be With You

10. Simply Beautiful

11. Let's Do It Again

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Track List: Good Time (Remixes) (Single)

1. Good Time (Eddie Amador Back Room Edit)

2. Good Time (Eddie Amador Radio Edit)

3. Good Time (Craig C. Vocal Edit)

4. Good Time (Craig C. Master Blaster Dub Edit)

5. Good Time (Morgan Page Remix Edit)

6. Good Time (Groove Junkies MoHo Vox Edit)

7. Good Time (Antony Reale & Funky Junction Remix Edit)

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Track List: Good Time (DMD Maxi-DJ)

1. Good Time (Eddie Amador Back Room Mix)

2. Good Time (Eddie Amador Club Mix)

3. Good Time (Eddie Amador Club Dub)

4. Good Time (Craig C. Vocal Mix)

5. Good Time (Craig C. Master Blaster Dub)

6. Good Time (Morgan Page Remix)

7. Good Time (Groove Junkies MoHo Vox)

8. Good Time (Groove Junkies MoHo Dub)

9. Good Time (Antony Reale & Funky Junction Remix)

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Track List: Live In New Orleans

1. Long Time Coming (Live Version)

2. Good Time (Live Version)

3. Didn't I (Live Version)

4. My Joy (Live Version)

5. Music (Live Version)

6. A Change Is Gonna Come (Live Version)

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Track List: A Change Is Gonna Come

1. Intro

2. Music

3. Good Time

4. Ghetto

5. Slappy Interlude

6. Soul Food

7. Rain

8. Married Interlude

9. When You Love Somebody

10. Mistreating Me

11. Don't Speak

12. Bummy Interlude

13. My Joy

14. It's Alright

15. Didn't I

16. Prayer

17. I Know I've Been Changed

18. A Change Is Gonna Come

19. Long Time Coming

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Track List: Soul Food (Single)

1. Soul Food

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Track List: Something's Got A Hold On Me (Single)

1. Something's Got A Hold On Me

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Track List: Good Time (Single)

1. Good Time

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Track List: My Joy

1. My Joy

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Track List: Say That (Single)

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I dont have time for these games...
Good luck n your journey.
He is or wasnt my brother!
Which ever fits the bill!
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rhashenesalo n
I ain't never been scared to die. I do know where I'm going. I just wanted to make sure I blow before I go . Game is blown .
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In love with this song
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I feel in love with this song after I heard it on love and Hip Hop ,and I too will walk down the aisle to this
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This is going to be my wedding song ❤ so in love with this ..
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Tight song.....wor k it girl!
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ladydy161
Werk sistar!!! Good funky blues ala 2000
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This is a good cover of A change is gonna come. I'll have to check into some of her music. Hard to believe, a real straight forward R&B singer! Nice voice.
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Wdia radio Memphis Tennessee
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Wasting Time
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rachofeb2
I'm really feelin this Artist....:* )
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A must see in person. AWESOME PERFORMANCE
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Love her love her voice ....
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To every man who EVER left me!
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Some artists sing from their soul, she sings from the soles of her feet.. I love her voice
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jobee2033
Don't read this. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday By the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. Now you started reading this don't stop this is so freaky. But if you read this and ignore it then you will have very bad luck. Put this on 15 songs in 143 minutes. When you are done press the space bar and your crushes name will appear in big letters on this screen. This is so freaky it actually works
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Young"n in a old soul. Go gurl. You got my attention. Thanks
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cmfoozball
I'm sorry baby
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Real talk...Love this song
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Soulful and not trying to overpower the song...wonde r f u l .
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I'm in heaven beautiful voice
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rddubois
I get chills. She is unbelievably real.
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Been a fan of Leela James since her 1st album.
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Mercy.. Her voice tears at my heart
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If you Love me then set me free, we just holding on to nothing
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Very good
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Is this the first time I am hearing this beautiful soul?? This song is making me an instant admirer
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Love this got me through some obstacles in life
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Amazing singer, I love her music. When is going to drop a new alb5
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If Leela James stays true to real soulful melodies and harmonies i bélier she would be a great talent.
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Love it!!!!
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Go girl go great soul
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Real soul music.
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Beautiful Soul!!!
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Love it!!!! Smooth!!
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mikekingston 1 1 1 1
A star
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REAL NICE, smooth & sweet
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LIKE !!!!!!!!!!!
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Leela reaches way down in her soul to touch our souls. Keep it coming Leela!!
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I love you girl . Keep it up. when are you coming to the bay. SanFran.

Lynn Kuehn
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The first time hear this young lady sing she stole my heart I saw her on MTV I had to stop what I was doing to check her out and been listening to her ever sence
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empearson8
Great performer..s a w her at the House of Blues-Housto n . Like her sound and soulful voice.
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cynthiagroup
Saw Leela once on Baisden After Dark. She was talking about eating soul food and then she began singing with her shoes off and I KNEW with that sound and soul, I wanted to stick with her. Heard her on my birthday in October in Cincinnati. What a joy!
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I just want you to know that you inspire me to sunf there's not alot of soulful singers anymore so you are greatly admired by me love you and God bless
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When you coming to Philly or nearby
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jaydreal
If I had 3 wishes she would be 1.You go girl!!!
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I love this girls music
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paylh4u9
Can't wait to see you in Birmingham, AL
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Love your music don't stop
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Your music goes deep to the soul. Love it.. Don't stop.
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