Come close (Sisea) to Coco Mbassi

Coco Mbassi

Coco Mbassi rightly describes her music as a « tree with deep African roots and branches that extend some towards classical music, some towards soul, gospel and jazz, and others towards Latin music and even pop music ». Now, discover this acoustic blend in her soulful voice, her Cameroonian roots, her eclectic musical upbringing (from Haendel to Cameroonian traditional music to the Jackson 5) , and her deep partnership with her classically-trained bassist husband Serge … Read on…

I Write The Songs #37

The Power Of Love, Gabrielle Aplin, 4.05, 2012, UK Creep, Radiohead, 3.59, 1992, UK Back To The River, Lily & Madeleine, 3.53, 2013, x Fire, Babyface and Des’ree, 3.47, 1998, USA/UK Still, Macy Gray, 4.13, 1999, USA Stars, Simply Red, 4.08, 1991, UK Islands In The Stream, Dolly Parton and Kenny Roger, 4.08, 2007, USA Immortality, Celine Dion (Bee Gees cover), 4.09, 1997, Canada, US How Deep Is Your Love, Take That (Bee Gees Cover), … Read on…

I Write The Songs #36

The sensual world, Kate Bush, England Full steam, David Gray & Annie Lennox, England/Scotland Toxic, Yael Naim (Cathy Dennis), UK/Israel Sexual Healing, Marvin Gaye, 1982, USA Easy, Sheryl Crowe, 2014, USA Easy, Lionel Richie and the Commodores, 1977, USA Your song, Ewan Gregor (Elton John), 2001, UK Behind the wall, Tracy Chapman, 1.46, USA Something stupid, Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman, 2.50, USA/UK Complainte de la butte, Rufus Wainwright (Jean Renoir, Georges Van Parys ), … Read on…

I Write The Songs #26

Dolly Parton

Save The Last Dance For Me, Dolly Parton, 3.45, 1983, USA It’s growing, James Taylor, 4.07, 2009, USA Eye in the sky, Noa, 4.15, 2003, Israel A l’ombre du coeur de ma mie, Debademba, 2.58, 2011, France Billie Jean, Civil Wars, 4.09, 2012, USA Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Elton John, 3.14, 1973, UK Baby Can I Hold You, Tracy Chapman, 3.11, 1988, USA Come As You Are, Nirvana, 3.38, 1992, USA Wet Boy, Camille, 2.28, … Read on…

I Write The Songs #14

Feel It All, KT Tunstall, 3.49, 2013, Scotland Confusion, Zutons, 3.31, 2013, UK Handbags & Gladrags, Stereophonics, 4.39, 2001, UK Foundations, Kate Nash, 3.43, 2007, UK Every Single Night, Fiona Apple, 3.33, 2012, USA Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime, The Korgis, 4.24, 1980, UK Babooshka, Kate Bush, 3.28, 1980, UK You’re Lost Little Girl, The Doors, 3.03, 1967, USA Clown, Emeli Sand&eacute, 3.38, 2012, UK Temps Boy, Daara J Family, 3.39, 2010, Senegal Hey Jude, … Read on…

I Write The Songs #10

(MANDATORY CREDIT David Montgomery/Getty Images) Nigerian-British singer Sade Adu or Sade, circa 1980. (Photo by David Montgomery/Getty Images)

Your Love Is King, Sade, 3.38, 1984, UK My Valentine, Paul McCartney, 3.13, 2012, UK White Flag, Dido, 3.59, 2003, UK Side, ( Fran Healy ) Travis, 3.54, 2001, Scotland Coucou, Charlotte Dipanda, 3.45, 2012, Cameroon Yellow, Coldplay, 4.29, 2000, UK Make You Feel My Love, Adele ( Bob Dylan Cover ), 3.30, 2008, UK/USA Tower Of Song, Tom Jones ( Leonard Cohen cover ), 3.57, 2013, Canada/UK Love Is A Losing Game, Amy Whinehouse, … Read on…