taragirl | The 26th Power

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The 26th Power

by taragirl

With the voice of a diva, angel and pop star all wrapped in one, this fierce female brings down the house every time with her strong soulful melodies, passionate lyrics and straight up sass.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Contemporary urban
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1. 1st things 1st
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2. Love-Change_Everything
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3. High Life
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4. VoiceMail
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5. Stop Holdin On
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6. Why Can't Cha
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7. I Live This Life
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8. Saturday Morning Love
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9. What's Soul Music? + bonus track
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Album Notes
Let’s make one thing clear:
taragirl is not just another R&B singer.

This soul sista truly is a one-in-a-million artist with an overwhelming talent for making people listen to what she’s got to say. Gifted with a remarkable, soul-drenched voice, she is equally capable of demanding more respect from fellas (on songs like "Why Can’t Cha") and delivering a consoling, heartfelt message about letting go of the past ("Stop Holdin On"). With one debut album under her belt (2006’s The 26th Power produced by Simon Illa) and more on the way, there’s no denying taragirl is already an unstoppable force within the music industry.

Live, critics continue to rave about her performances comparing her to artists like Teena Marie, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera and Alicia Keys. This kind of attention allows her to tour throughout the Northeast, even sharing stages alongside superstars like Chaka Khan, Angie Stone, Jill Scott, Chrisette Michele, The Brand New Heavies, and Amy Winehouse.

Describing her music as sophisticated modern soul with a bit of street charm thrown in, she’s dedicated to writing songs that inspire confidence (especially in women), hope in overcoming obstacles, and that speak on the complexities of relationships. "I’d like to be someone who moves your heart and your body simultaneously," explains taragirl, who’s made quite a splash since relocating to Philadelphia from New York City a few years ago.

Coupled with her quirky, effervescent personality and girl-power sass, it’s safe to say this fresh-voiced star possesses an unusual combination of talents ready to communicate with the world in never-seen-before way. Look up and out! taragirl is on a mission to save music – with a sound, a style and a spirit all her own.



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Linda Koennecke

Powerful into the 26th
„What´s Soul Music" Tara asks on the definition of her favoured music. Quite a sophisticated spoken word track that delivers all all answers on this questions. But first of all she starts through with „1st Things 1st", the typical anwering-machine-show-me-your-vip-friends-number that already made Mary J. Blige´s "411" big in 1992.

You better sit still on „Voice Mail" ´cause this track captivates you from the very first note. Some featherlike played piano and percussions in addition with Tara's soft voice. Impressive. But this is only one facet of her musical talent she presents on her debut. Still, those relaxing fender Rhodes, percussion and piano dominiated tracks („Stop Holding On", „Highlife") are kinda the perls on this album.

But full of soul are the midtempos „I Live This Live" shows lot of self esteem on the lyrics AND the vocal interpretion either. Meant straight from heart are „Love-Change-Everything" same as the forcing „Why Can't Cha". Of course she didn't activate the 26th power all on her own, producer Simone Illa gave her some production help. But whoever designed the beats on the PC, the voice is Taragirl. And that´s something real good. LINDA

Ray Betterbid

This girl CAN sing! And, the songs...?? WOW! They're groovin'!
The first song on the album is fantastic Love-Change Everything. And, all of the other songs don't disappoint either. High Life has a great hook. I Live This Life tells her story and her attitude...great stuff! Voicemail, Stop Holdin' On and Why Can't Cha...just a plethora of great words and music. Whatever you do DON'T MISS THIS ALBUM! It's simply fantastic.

Bobbi Lee : )

You're gonna love it!
Every song seems better than the next. Taragirl's got a totally unique voice....so beautiful and different than what you hear on the radio. You gotta buy this CD!


REAL SANGIN !!!!!!!!!!
This album is very impressive for an unsigned artist. When I first got it, I had to put it on repeat..I really like all of the songs but 'Love-change-everything' is my favorite!! If you like real singing - not what's on MTV today but a serious vocalist with pipes, this lady is for you. Her vocal arrangements are pretty cool too. Definite 5 stars. I wish there were more artists like this - !

Big Things Come in Small Packages For Real!!
This album is simply good listening music. The vocals are powerful yet soulful. The lyrics make sense, the production is tight. Taragirl doesn't just sing about love, but about life. Do yourself a favor and get this album today!

T. Freeman

taragirl, The 26th Power
(Girl Funk Music) 2006

It's taragirl! ....lower case, no space. The spelling is just as unmistakable and unique as the powerhouse vocals that this Philly soulstress possesses. "The 26th Power" is the debut offering from taragirl and since its independent release this Spring, taragirl has created quite an industry buzz for herself and her brand of "Girl Funk Music." One listen to "The 26th Power" and you will know exactly what "Girl Funk Music" is all about and how taragirl uses her 'girl power' and the power of her voice to bring about positive energy that's real and honest. taragirl sings with conviction and heartfelt sincerity as she shares her original soul flava with the world. "The 26th Power" is an extremely well put together album with an incredible amount of depth and feeling. The vocal delivery and music production exemplify the quality and care that was put into making this album. taragirl easily wraps her soulful vocals around hip hop laced midtempo tracks like 'Love-Change-Everything' and 'High Life.' And when it comes to what she likes to call "soulspiration"(girl power inspiration), taragirl offers the very encouraging and uplifting 'Stop Holdin On.' A passionate ballad that encourages us all to "stop holdin' onto yesterday.....can't continue movin' backwards, gotta look ahead."
On "Why Can't Cha" taragirl speaks directly to her man from the heart to express her needs to be treated respectfully. A "girl power" anthem indeed, and rightfully so...it speaks volumes. But nothing can stop taragirl from thinking about that "Saturday Morning Love" that she misses most of all. "Saturday Morning Love" is another midtempo track that finds taragirl strolling down memory lane while longing for the love she's missing.
"The 26th Power" is a strong debut from an independent artist with talent, drive and determination. taragirl has just raised the industry bar and has set a true industry standard. She has single-handedly created her own genre of music...."Girl Funk Music" which is now part of the rich Philly soul history.

maryann delguercio

Tara has a beautiful, rich and powerful voice.
I ordered this CD because Taragirl has a beautiful, powerful and rich voice. I understand the lyrics as she sings very clearly. I hope that she succeeds in becoming famous.


The next level of R&B/Neo Soul
"The 26th Power" has a rich and powerful sound appealing to all ages and people. With powerhouse singles such as "Love-Change-Everything" and "Voicemail," taragirl rocks the mic with her incredible voice and heartfelt lyrics. In an extremely well produced album, songs like "Stop Holdin On" and "Why Can't Cha" echo originality and define what neo soul, R&B and funk truly are today. Lastly, "I Live This Life" communicates a feeling of willpower to never give up and strive for greatness. taragirl truly emanates a distinguished presence and will continue to do big things and strive for greatness.

DJ BrickBreaker

Must Have neo-soul album
'Stop Holdin On' and 'Voice Mail' are excellent songs. The album shows much potential for this young artist. listen to the songs and you'll agree this album is very solid from from start to finish.

RHgraphic Designs

Awesome Sound
Your style is very unique, I love it;keep up the good work, you're on your way.