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Baduizm ()


Two years after D'Angelo brought the organic sound and emotional passion of R&B to the hip-hop world with 1995's Brown Sugar, Erykah Badu's debut performed a similar feat. While D'Angelo looked back to the peak of smooth '70s soul, though, Badu sang with a grit and bluesiness reminiscent of her heroes, Nina Simone and Billie Holiday. "On & On" and "Appletree," the first two songs on Baduizm, illustrated her talent at singing soul with the qualities of jazz. With a nimble, melodic voice owing little to R&B from the past 30 ...

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  1. Rimshot (Intro)
  2. On & On
  3. Appletree
  4. Other Side of the Game
  5. Sometimes
  6. Next Lifetime
  7. Afro
  8. Certainly
  9. 4 Leaf Clover
  10. No Love
  11. Drama
  12. Sometimes...
  13. Certainly
  14. Rimshot (Outro)
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1997, Universal

UPC: 601215302721


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