Ledisi Releases “Nostalgia Movement No.1,” tributing R&B Legends: Patrice Rushen, The Isley Brothers and The Great Natalie Cole

mixtape“Before my beautiful friend Natalie Cole passed away, I had started the process of tributing some of my favorite legends. The idea came about because I always see people covering the same songs over and over. I thought to myself why not tribute the R&B Music I love, give a little bit of a new flair to the arrangements, and educate the listener all at the same time. My prayer is that my version of these songs will make the listener want to go back and hear the original. That is my way of paying homage to those who came before me.

Performing tributes has always held a very special place in my heart. Many don’t know this, but singing Luther Vandross’ song “My Sensitivity” on The Forever For Always For Love Project ultimately lead me to my record deal with Verve Universal and allowed me the opportunity to meet Patti Labelle for the first time! Since then, I’ve been blessed with so many other amazing opportunities, including meeting Stevie Wonder, George Duke, Natalie Cole and Patti Austin for the first time; singing to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, at a Music Cares event for The Grammys; singing “Endless Love” for Lionel Ritchie; and meeting the great Maurice White and the legendary Verdine White after recording “Devotion” for the Earth Wind and Fire Interpretations Project.
My goal has always been to honor the original recording but find ways to be true to who I am. I have done it most of my professional career, and it never gets old neither does it ever get easy. I will always love the original version of any song I remake because attached to those songs are memories, a place and a time.

Nostalgia means
a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations

Yeah…that’s how I want people to feel.
Wow…I love Music,Enjoy!”
– Ledisi

Settle For My Love written by Patrice Rushen
Remix Produced by BNB Production
Vocal Production: Ledisi
Vocals: Ledisi and Brittany B

I Once Had Your Lovin’ Baby( And I Can’t Let Go) written by The Isley Brothers
Remixed Produced by Erick Walls
Vocal Production: Ledisi
Vocals Ledisi

I’ve Got Love on My Mind written by Chuck Jackson, Marvin Yancy
Remixed Produced by Rex Rideout
Vocal Production Ledisi
Vocals: Ledisi