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Only Human

by Changamire

The sexiest Jazz. The smoothest R&B.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. Only Human
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2. The Key
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3. Ask Me How I Know
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4. Days Go By
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5. 9 to 5
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6. Together
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7. When
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8. It's Over
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9. The Bag
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10. Ask Me How I Know (Remix featuring Mista Forty)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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REVIEWS

It's difficult to nail down just what makes her voice so darn compelling. Maybe it's the comfort and familiarity, maybe the confiding honesty. Whatever the case, it works exceptionally well.
-- Todd S. Jenkins, AllAboutJazz.com

A jazzy chanteuse with the pop sensibilities in the vein of Cassandra Wilson and Anita Baker, Changamire has it all: immaculate phrasing, tastefully restrained vibrato, a taste of honey in her tones, delicate songwriting, and fitting accompaniment that neither towers over nor cowers beneath her.
-- Joseph McCombs, Starpolish.com

Honey-coated singing backed by lush sounding strings and sizzling jazz drumming. Changamiré's voice has an intimate vibrato that teases its way around the words to her pleasant originals and standards.
-- Jesse Terry, Listen.com

Une vocaliste jazz comme on en entend que trop rarement.
-- FranceMP3.com

Soft jazz vocals with lush strings. Just when you thought you'd have to start unboxing those old LPs.
-- The Tucows Music Network

....a wonderfully talented jazz singer.....pitch accuracy and vocal tone quality is right up there with the "top-shelf Divas" - BRAVO!!!
-- General Jazz Music Director, MP3.com

....when I really want to relax and just drift away in a good song performed by someone with an exquisite voice, I listen to Changamiré. This young woman is fabulous!
-- Fred Wheeler, Minnesota Coalition Records


BIOGRAPHY
Changamiré began listening to Jazz at age 13, when her Aunt would play Jazz albums. She was immediately attracted to the singing of Billie Holiday, whom she would mimick. Mainly enjoying R&B as a young teen, Changamiré did not pursue singing right away.

At 18, she rekindled her love for Jazz, listening then to Sarah Vaughn, Dinah Washington, Dakota Staton, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nina Simone. Changamiré began singing at jam sessions around the Washington, DC area. While attending one of those sessions, a seasoned musician told her in front of the audience that she should return to the session at a later date, once she learned music. The embarrassment ran her away from the music scene. Shortly after, she decided to take voice lessons.

Changamiré was introduced to Glenn Turner, the pianist for Gil Scott Heron during that time. Mr. Turner became her first vocal coach, and their sessions increased her love for music and introduced her to recording. Mr. Turner recorded each voice lesson to use as learning tools for Changamiré. Together they recorded Jazz standards and Glenn Turner originals. Eventually, she began performing in intimate Washington venues, always filling them to capacity. Changamiré had developed a following.

Several years later, she was working for a Public Relations firm, and at a networking event, she met a Jazz label representative who suggested she make a recording, to have a presence in the music business. Soon afterwards, Changamiré began recording her debut CD, Only Human. She solely hired a producer, the finest musicians, and used the most professional studios within her means. One session, recorded at the famous Sigma Sound Studio in Philadelphia PA, utilized a 14-piece string section. Her credible publicity experience has been executed for this CD, as evidenced by extensive press and acknowledgements that come in from all over the world. Selections from the multi-genre Only Human, prior to and after its release, have numerously appeared on top 40 internet charts around the world, resulting in over 26,000 plays of music on the Changamiré website.

The promotional campaign continues for Changamiré and Only Human. A professional fashion photo shoot, high-quality CD release with radio airplay, successful video premiere, and a unique itinerary of upcoming events keep the public wanting more of her. For recreation, Changamiré enjoys fine dining, fashion, theater, and traveling. Her social and professional affiliations include BMI, Washington Area Music Association, National Association of Black Females in Entertainment, Washington Project for the Arts, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Resident Program, and the African and American Women's Association.


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R&B vocals like Erika Badu or Anita Baker. Soft jazz vocals with lush strings. This CD has been getting rave reviews from jazz and R&B reviewers alike. Listen to the sound clips to find out why.

Cecil Washington

Not the least bit blase'
Oh man! She actually got me listening to Jazz again. Her voice is excellent, the songs are good, and she has a unique, distinct quality about her singing. Let me put it this way: I was browsing through the radio dial and she actually made me STOP, turn up the volume and blast it in the middle of North West DC, despite the traffic and grind going on around me. This CD is nothing short of auditory excellence.

Martin

The difference is the heart she puts in her music!
Not only very beautiful, not only a great album, but most of all a woman that put her heart in her music.

Her voice is so beautiful, her songs choosen with pride. You hear so much medium music on the air, music that is more a machine then an interpretation. Not with Changamire, she will steal your heart away!

Discover this great singer, you will not regret it!

Marguerite Muhammad

Simply Reeefreshing
Oh yes! A DC home girl too. Your voice is soothing, relaxing and pleasant to listen to. I pray, much success for you you sangin' Diva you. One Love.

CEEEDUBBB

LOVELY!!!!
GREAT VIBEs along with SWEET VOCALS and SMOOTH songs kept me listening to this over and over again! Nice Job!!

Mohammad Rahman

Sensual, smooth, silky, funky, soulful
A true classic, this is a wonderfully sensual experience. Beautifully produced and performed, the songs have an old fashioned feel but are also distinctive in their own way. Definitely stands out from the pack. "Only Human" deserves widespread acclaim and popularity. Embrace it, you won't be disappointed!