LeNora Jaye | The Story (Import)

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The Story (Import)

by LeNora Jaye

Singer/songwriter LeNora Jaye's critically-acclaimed 16-track debut album takes you on a soulful journey. Possessing a soul-sweetened voice, LeNora’s original songs reconcile Old Skool R&B, street-wise funk and velvety Adult Contemporary soul.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Soul
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1. Shoo Fly Pie (Introducing...The Story)
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0:48 album only
2. Don't You Stop (Intro)
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2:28 album only
3. Giving It Up
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4:27 album only
4. So Right
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4:34 album only
5. The Rain
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3:57 album only
6. Taking Over
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4:44 album only
7. Do You Wanna
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4:47 album only
8. You're Not the One
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9. It's On Tonight
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4:15 album only
10. Always Get Away
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3:27 album only
11. Remember When (Old Skool Luv)
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6:25 album only
12. Will You Love Me the Same
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6:01 album only
13. The Story
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5:49 album only
14. Times Are Hard
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3:45 album only
15. Living For Today
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4:12 album only
16. Introducing C-T-C (Outro) (feat. C-T-C)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
In a musical wasteland crowded with posers, gimmick peddlers and rump-shaking pop tarts, singer, songwriter and vocal arranger LeNora Jaye stands out like a luxuriant diamond amongst the ashes. Possessing a soul-sweetened voice that evokes the magic of the 70s & 80's, LeNora’s original songs reconcile old skool R&B, street-wise funk and velvety Adult Contemporary soul, while her deep-felt lyrics capture the essence of modern femininity in all its wondrous complexity -- independent yet nurturing, strong yet alluringly vulnerable, cautious, yet capable of wild-eyed impulsiveness. Formerly the lead female vocalist for the Black Rock Coalition band Rhythm Republik, LeNora has opened shows for the esteemed likes of Teena Marie, The Meters, Roger Troutman & Zapp and Roy Ayers, while her solo career has found her sharing stages with some of the classiest names in hip hop, pop and soul, including The Roots, Floetry, India.Arie, Amel Larrieux and others.

Now, with the release of her independently produced solo debut album, the talented Ms. Jaye officially steps onto the world stage, with magnificent results. Featuring 16 original compositions and interludes, The Story is an answered prayer for the legions of doubters who thought they couldn’t write and sing ‘em like they used to. Assisted by a bevy of skilled co-producers including Steve Wallace, Thierry DeJean, Armand Tulumello (Astral22), indie-soul star Angela Johnson and Jonathan Lloyd & Douglas Glover (NewBlackMusic.Net), The Story heralds the arrival of a truly unique singer-songwriter. Asked if there is a theme to the album, LeNora contemplates for a moment, then replies matter-of-factly. “It’s a woman’s experience… an young urban woman’s experience.”

While The Story may chronicle the experience of a young woman, there’s no denying the album’s universal appeal. Discerning music lovers will relate to LeNora’s singular perspectives on life, love and sexual politics, not to mention her enviable ability to convey dignity without ever crossing over into finger-wagging preachiness. As its literary title suggests, The Story is an assemblage of revealing musical chapters authored by a truth-seeking artist.

With the long-awaited arrival of her solo debut album, fans can finally experience the performing magic of LeNora Jaye in their everyday lives. But for LeNora herself, the album symbolizes the realization of a lifelong dream. With its soul-stirring original songs and peerless vocals and performances, The Story marks the auspicious beginning of a recording career that promises to influence the shape of R&B to come.

“From the start, I always wanted to make sure that whatever I did was real and true to who I was,” LeNora says, earnestly. “That certainly applies to this record. I love these songs 100 percent, because I feel them 100 percent.”
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SoulBrother Records UK - … “a great new soul singer with a fantastic soulful voice and great vocal range…. this album is consistently good throughout. one of the best of the year.”

Echoes Magazine - …”her songwriting and delivery are more concerned with telling the story rather than showing off…all this we like.”

Simply Soul Mail Order - "Superb contemporary SOUL album - and definitely one of the hi-lights of 2010."


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DJ Shhh!

The Story
The very first time I heard "Taking Over" I fell in love with the song. Little did I know what I was in store for. It has been such an honor to know such a PHENOMINAL artist like Sister LeNora. Her sound is definately reminiscent of the days when Rufus w/ Chaka & Patrice Rushen were pushing out the soulful sounds. The CD is made with the REAL MUSIC lover in mind. It is a breath of fresh air to know there are still artist such as Sister LeNora that honors the foundation of music the way she does. She is in the HOTT ROTATION category!!! BUY IT!!!

Bee Van

Smooth & Sultry
The sounds of this artist & her music is very smooth & reminds of the times when artists actually sang songs without the smoke & mirrors. I can appreciate "THE STORY" for its no nonsense, no gimmick delivery. Lenora Jaye's voice is outstanding. Her voice is coming from her heart as she belts out each & every note. When I first heard "Always Get Away" I was hooked. "Taking Over" also speaks to me in a personal way. Lenora Jaye is a refreshing new take on the R & B, Soul genre that has been missing for a long time. SO glad she's HERE & I'm sure she will be for awhile to come...... BUY IT NOW!!!

Calvin W

Pure Soul
The music of LeNora Jaye, is the epitome of artistic integrity, something that's severely lacking in the mainstream music industry today. I highly recommend this cd to those who appreciate what real R&B/Soul is all about. Big ups to you, LeNora Jaye!

Ms VB

Love Her Sound
I love this cd from start to finish! The Story opens with memories of childhood and transitions into a musical journey of love, life, joy, hope and celebration all the elements that create a Wonderful listening experience. LeNora Jaye's voice Beautifully carries each song and takes the listener on a Pleasurable journey, you'll want to retell the story often!!! This is the Must=Have cd for 2011!!!!

ZACHARY JONES

SWEET
LANORA GIRL THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE QUALITY SERVICE AND I MEAN VERY MUCH QUALITY SERVICE....

Sammy

LeNora Jaye's The Story
I will be ordering this CD. I am LOVING what, I am hearing so far.