POP/SNEAK PEEK : `A SERIOUS LABOR OF LOVE' FOR HEAVIES' DAVENPORT.Byline: - Fred Shuster
It's hard to believe Atlanta-born r&b diva N'dea Davenport has just released her first solo album.
That's because Davenport's voice is so familiar. As a session singer, she collaborated with everyone from Natalie Merchant to Malcolm McLaren Malcolm McLaren (born Malcolm Robert Andrew Edwards, 22 January 1946, in London) is an English impresario, musician and self-publicist who is best known as being the manager of the punk rock band Sex Pistols. to hip-hop icon Guru.
And, of course, as featured vocalist with the funky British combo the Brand New Heavies, she cut four albums and helped usher in Verb 1. usher in - be a precursor of; "The fall of the Berlin Wall ushered in the post-Cold War period"
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``I was giving so much to everybody else, I forgot to give to me,'' said Davenport, whose self-titled album was just issued on the V2/Delicious Vinyl label.
Davenport wrote and produced all the disc's tracks with the exception of four cuts produced by hitmaker Dallas Austin This article
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``On the suggestion of Daniel Lanois, I produced myself since I wanted to go into production,'' Davenport said from her home in New Orleans New Orleans (ôr`lēənz –lənz, ôrlēnz`), city (2006 pop. 187,525), coextensive with Orleans parish, SE La., between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, 107 mi (172 km) by water from the river mouth; founded . ``It was a serious labor of love with lots of ups and downs ups and downs
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Davenport recorded in such locales as North Louisiana North Louisiana, also known as Sportsman's Paradise, is a region in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The region has two metropolitan areas: Monroe and Shreveport-Bossier City. and Oxnard, where Lanois owns a studio in a converted theater.
``I'm a person who likes to do things nontraditionally, from how I dress to how I make my music,'' Davenport said. ``So, it made sense that I make my album in an environment that was very comfortable and natural.''
Guitarist Zim Zum For the Kabbalistic concept of the same name, see .
Timothy Michael Linton (born on June 251969, in Chicago) more commonly known as Zim Zum, is an American rock musician/songwriter and former guitarist for Life, Sex & Death and Marilyn Manson (1996-1998). says he left Marilyn Manson
Brian Hugh Warner (born January 5, 1969), better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician and artist known for his outrageous stage persona and image as the lead singer of the last week on good terms.
``I came to the realization that if I was going to do everything I wanted to do, there was no better time than now to step away,'' he said.
The Chicago-bred Zim Zum (he won't give his real name) played on the majority of tracks on Manson's forthcoming album, ``Mechanical Animals,'' due Sept. 15.
``It was handled as professionally as could be,'' the guitarist said. ``We sat down and talked about it, and Marilyn understood that maybe everyone in the band will get to this point sooner or later. I left on good terms.''
Zim Zum, who lives in Hollywood with Manson keyboardist Pogo, plans to produce tracks for others, record a solo album and put a band together.
The 29-year-old guitarist said he was thankful to all the fans he met during his two years with Manson.
``I feel very positive about this decision,'' he said. ``It's far from over, and I'll see you all very soon.''
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Photo: Session veteran and Brand New Heavies vocalist N'Dea Davenport produced all but four of the tracks on her self-titled solo album.