Sandra Turner-Barnes a.k.a. | September Will Never Be The Same

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September Will Never Be The Same

by Sandra Turner-Barnes a.k.a.

The smooth sassy sounds of Jazz & Poetry; Sweet melodic wisdom holding your mind captive, while setting your spirit free.
Genre: Spoken Word: With Music
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1. Introduction by J. Michael Harrison 0.40 - (WRTI Public Radio)
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2. A Better Blues 4:51 - Turner-Barnes/Jamison
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3. Golden Ways/d'Ora 3:43 - (Turner-Barnes/Santos/Primas'Turner/Ada
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4. The Living Ain't So Easy 8:04 - (Turner-Barnes/Summertime - Gers
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5. September Will Never Be The Same 3:03 - (Turner-Barnes/Santos/Pr
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6. Mostly Love 1:53 - (Turner-Barnes/Shortening Bread - R.Dupree)
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7. If I Were Looking 4 A Man 4:43 - (Turner-Barnes/Ain't No Sunshin
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8. Be Bop Ba Doe 4 Philly Joe 4:59 - (Turner-Barnes/Killer Joe - B.
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9. A Sweet Man 2 Love Me 5:18 - (Turner-Barnes /Loverman - Davis/Sh
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10. Chicken Bone Beach 5:12 (T.Primas/Lil Sunflower - F.Hubbard)
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11. Cadillac Lady/Blues 3:57 - (Turner-Barnes/Jamison)
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South Jersey/Philadelphia area artist, Sandra Turner-Barnes is a national award winning poet, author & vocalist, known across the East Coast as "The Cadillac Lady" because of her amusing poem-song by that title. In 1995, Sandra won the Ebony Magazine Literary Competition for short fiction; and, she felt truly honored to be named "Diva of Poetry" right along with Nikki Giovanni, Sonya Sanchez and Ntosake Shange in 1997 in the City of Philadelphia. In 2000, Sandra won the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Competition in Chicago, and was published in the Gwendolyn Brooks Anthology, "WarpLand."

As a performance poet & vocalist, Sandra has appeared across the East Coast with artists such as Jazz Divas Gerri Allen, Shirley Scott and Evelyn Sims; R&B singer, Freddie Jackson, and writer and motivation speaker, Iyanla Vanzant, to name a few. In 2001, Sandra's jazz vocal performance with renowned jazz pianist, Barry Sames, was selected for national airing on BET's "Jazz Discoveries."

Sandra's first book of poetry, "Always A Lady," published for the third time in 1995, sold over 5,000 copies, and is still in demand; her second book, "That Sweet Philly Jazz" published in 1997, is a tribute to jazz and jazz musicians; and, her soon-to-be released book, "Too Much Woman" is a long awaited collection of poetry, prose and passion. A children's book entitled, "Chicken Bone Beach" is near completion; this tale depicts racism through the eyes of a Black child during the days of segregation in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Sandra chose to entitle her first CD, "September Will Never Be The Same" in tribute to the many lives lost last year on September 11, but also in gratitude to the many lives spared by God's Grace, including that of her son-in-law, Enzo. Sandra dedicates the title poem to all the children of this world, and especially those children who will be born as a result of efforts to bring about healing from this tragedy, specifically, her own (soon to be born 911 blessing) granddaughter, "Mia."

"September Will Never Be The Same" features the up and coming jazz quartet, "Mysterious Traveler," four very gifted musicians who provide that jazzy balance that gives Sandra's poems and vocals that added uniqueness that bring joy to the listeners' ears. "Mysterious Traveler" consists of leader, Theo Primas, who co-produced the CD, on Saxophones & flute; co-producer, Raimundo Santos, on keyboards; Bob Turner on bass; and Kenny Adams on drums. All wonderfully executed selections on this fabulous CD are smooth, easy to listen to, extremely entertaining, and destined to put this CD on your "must have" list.


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Oni Lasana

Jazzy poetry & conscious views...Cadillac Lady & Mystic Traveler movin' n' groov
Ms. Turner-Barnes jazz poetry is a must have for jazz listeners and poetry lovers...straight from the head, hip, heart & soul she delivers a funky, neo jazz joint, the lady herself, is musically progressive, (a fantastic fusion with Mystic Traveler), poetically pleasing and simply put....all that!