Ledisi - CBS Saturday Early Show, 6/28/08
The CBS Saturday Early Show presents live music performances every week during the last half hour of the program. Very quietly presenting some of the best new artists and most interesting established artists, the "Second Cup Cafe" has become the most reliable source for quality live music on network television. Just check out the Second Cup Cafe archive at the CBS website where videos of the performances are all available to watch; most of these are so good we can forgive being subjected to a commercial at the start of each video.
Ledisi's latest, Lost & Found (Verve, 2007)is her major label debut and her third album overall. Garnering much attention for the two Grammy nominations she earned for Lost & Found,Ledisi is also the worthy recipient of much praise for her contributions to tribute albums such as We All Love Ellaand Forever, for Always, for Luther.Live appearances on TV can be a great way to bring new audience to the table, and this morning's performance of "All Right" is a perfect example.
Soul Singer (LeSun, 2001) is Ledisi's debut album, this is the original release.
Soul Singer, the Revival (LeSun, 2003) is remastered & expanded.
Feeling Orange But Sometimes Blue (LeSun, 2002) is a jazzy record with both standards and originals. The first two albums go in and out of print frequently but are currently available at Ledisi's website. Lost & Foundis available at Amazon, and all three can be found at all the usual download stores.