Pieces of Me

Pieces of Me

by LedisiLedisi




Turn Me Loose was Ledisi's most commercially successful release, topping Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and peaking within the Top 20 of the Billboard 200. The 2009 album also earned two Grammy nominations to go with the pair earned by 2007's Lost & Found. On her fourth Verve Forecast disc, the singer continues to work beside Rex Rideout, Ivan Barias, and Carvin Haggins while adding Salaam Remi, Mike City, and Chuck Harmony -- all of whom are among adult contemporary R&B's most prominent and successful studio hands -- and a handful of up-and-comers. "Hate Me" is a hot Southern soul ballad and "Shut Up" packs forthright attitude with a roomy but unshakeable beat, yet the album does not quite have the bite of Turn Me Loose. It could use a couple throw-you-around-the-room rockers in the vein of Turn Me Loose's "Runnin'" and "Knockin'," although some listeners will be so struck by the sustained high level of confidence and grace that it won't be an issue.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/14/2011
Label: Verve Forecast
UPC: 0602527684475
catalogNumber: 001555702

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ledisi   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Vincent Henry   Flute,Guitar,Saxophone
Darrell Crooks   Guitar
Melvin Davis   Bass
Brandon Fields   Tenor Saxophone
Salaam Remi   Bass,Guitar,Drums,Keyboards
Rex Rideout   Piano,Keyboards,fender rhodes
Lee Thornburg   Trumpet
Michael Ripoll   Guitar
Jaheim   Vocals
Mikey Dan   Background Vocals
Christopher Barnes   Keyboards
Wendall Sewell   Guitar
Curt Chambers   Bass
Nicholas Lane   Trombone
Clayton Reilly   Keyboards
Chuck Harmony   Keyboards
Lance Tolbert   Bass
Erick Walls   Guitar
Keith Justice   Keyboards
Joshua Webb   Organ,Piano
John Lardieri   Guitar
Ivan Barnes   Keyboards
Allen Arthur   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Darrell Crooks   Composer
Cliff Lighty   Composer
Dennis Moody   Engineer
Salaam Remi   Composer
Rex Rideout   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,Horn Arrangements,Vocal Producer
Grover Washington   Composer
Michael White   Drum Fills
Bruce Resnikoff   Executive Producer
Jessica Wilson   Composer
Mike City   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Balewa Muhammad   Composer,Producer,Vocal Producer
Michael Ripoll   Composer,Engineer
Kay Gee   Producer
Eric Astor   Engineer
Ledisi Young   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Art Direction,Vocal Producer
Ivan "Orthodox" Barias   Composer,Engineer
Carvin "Ransum" Haggins   Composer,Producer
John Stephens   Composer
Keir Gist   Composer
Christopher Barnes   Composer
Benjamin Chang   Engineer
Claude Kelly   Composer,Producer,Vocal Producer
Gleyder "Gee" Disla   Engineer
Nicholas Lane   Horn Arrangements
Clayton Reilly   Composer,Programming
Chuck Harmony   Programming,Producer
Tip Wyman   Engineer
Derek Blanks   Art Direction
Charles Harmon   Composer
Frank Oliphant   Engineer
Anthony "Rocky" Gallo   Engineer
Mike "TrakGuru" Johnson   Engineer
Koshah E. Daniels   Composer,Producer
Keith Justice   Composer,Programming
Jon Jon Traxx   Producer,Instrumentation
John Webb   Composer
Ivan Barnes   Producer
Herman Johnson   Vocal Engineer
Fabbien Nahounou   Composer
Allen Arthur   Composer,Programming
Robert M. James   Composer
Paperboy Fabe Nahounou   Producer

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