American Griots is an ambitious step forward for Louis York, stretching the limitations of convention by traipsing sound and style, without losing focus of the message at hand. “For us, it's not just about writing a song—our songs come from life experiences and learning and mistakes,” says Claude Kelly of Louis York. “The songs aren't just like, look at us, we can do cool music. Louis York is more about the music, which is the end result of a lot of growth. It always feels better when we pull our music out, because it feels like it's the ending of a really long, hard race.”
Special note: This release as a double LP vinyl set features Louis York's jazz standard, “I Enjoy You” as an exclusive bonus track to conclude the American Griots journey on vinyl.
American Griots Intro ft. Caroline Randall Williams
All In My Feelings
No Regrets ft. The Shindellas
Teach Me a Song ft. Jimmie Allen
Teach Me a Song (Reprise) ft. Caroline Randall Williams
How Will I Feel
Don’t You Forget
I Wonder ft. Patrick Dailey, W. Crimm Singers, and Caroline Randall Williams
Love Takeover ft. The Shindellas and Emoni Wilkins
You Gotta Be (Reimagined)
I Enjoy You (Exclusive Bonus)
The Shindellas - Hits That Stick Like Grits (Slim CD)
In the introduction to The Shindellas’ debut albumHits That Stick Like Grits, released in September, an ominous beat builds a head of steam with booming bass and a whistling G-funk synth line. In short order, the trio stakes its claim, singing: “Why nobody singing like the rent is due? / Why nobody standing up and speaking truth? / Someone’s gotta do it / So we’re paving the way / And we got a whole lot to say.” As the beat gives way to some classical-style piano on the way into the next song, appropriately titled “Money,” a whispering voice asks “Who hungry?”
Fans have been eagerly waiting forHits That Stick Like Gritssince the group teased the record in 2019. Across its 14 tracks, The Shindellas — Tamara “Tam” Chauniece, Stacy Johnson and Kasi Jones — do indeed sing like the rent is way past due. The trio is a true vocal powerhouse, and they eschew the idea of a lead singer in favor of trading verses and singing in glorious three-part harmony.
Produced by Louis York
Win My Heart
Fear Has No Place
Feeling the Pain
Tennesse Rain (Interlude)
When You're Lonely
Happy to See You
The Love Takeover Tour (CD) - Louis York, The Shindellas
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Louis York & The Shindellas The Love Takeover Tour CD Format: CD, Digital Release Date: January 14, 2019
Features live recordings by Louis York and The Shindellas with the new bonus studio recording, “Love Takeover” by Louis York featuring sister band The Shindellas and powerhouse vocalist Emoni Wilkins.
Tracklist 01) No Regrets - Louis York feat. The Shindellas 02) Reconsider - The Shindellas 03) Happy to See You - The Shindellas 04) Things I Should’ve Said - Louis York 05) Slow Motion - Louis York 06) Love Takeover (Bonus Studio Recording) - Louis York feat. The Shindellas and Emoni Wilkins
Digital download included
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The Shindellas Hits That Stick Like Grits (T-shirt)
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