Meshell Ndegeocello

This week’s theme is ‘best guitar/bass solo”. Immediately I knew who I would choose to feature. I love this woman’s music…her vibe, especially on her first two CDs. However, a cut on her 2nd CD, “Peace Beyond Passion“, caused me to raise an eyebrow and created some inner conflict. Truthfully, I rarely played the CD after listening to “Leviticus: Faggot“…I put the CD away for a loooong time. Don’t worry, that track isn’t featured here. 🙂

Michelle Lynn Johnson (born August 29, 1968 in Berlin, Germany), better known as Meshell Ndegeocello, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, bassist, and multi-instrumentalist. She was raised in Washington, D.C. where she attended Duke Ellington School of the Arts and Oxon Hill High School. The music press has hailed her as a redeemer of soul music. Her music incorporates funk, soul, hip hop, reggae, R&B, rock, and jazz. She has been nominated for nine Grammy Awards. [Source]

Meshell Ndegeocello is pronounced MEE-shell n-deh-gay-o-chel-o. Ndegeocello means “free like a bird” in Swahili. 

I hope you enjoy….

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