Printer Friendly

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 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 the retro-soul era.

``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.

``On the suggestion of Daniel Lanois, I produced myself since I wanted to go into production,'' Davenport said from her home in New Orleans. ``It was a serious labor of love with lots of ups and downs.''

Davenport recorded in such locales as North Louisiana 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.''

Manson defector

Guitarist Zim Zum says he left Marilyn Manson 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.''

Egil lands in Burbank

Ex-Groove Radio disc jockey and producer the Swedish Egil will spin dance music at 8 tonight at the Virgin Megastore in Burbank. There is no charge.

CAPTION(S):

Photo

Photo: Session veteran and Brand New Heavies vocalist N'Dea Davenport produced all but four of the tracks on her self-titled solo album.
COPYRIGHT 1998 Daily News
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1998, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

 Reader Opinion

Title:

Comment:



 

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:L.A. LIFE
Publication:Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)
Date:Jul 31, 1998
Words:441
Previous Article:DAD ASIDE, IT'S ADAM'S TURN.
Next Article:SOUND CHECK.


Related Articles
Sneak and peak warrants: legal issues regarding surreptitious searches.
Just call her Don Juanita.
A STATE OF SUCCESS; LINDSAY DAVENPORT RETURNS HOME WITH A HOT STREAK AND TITLES IN TOW.
PARTY LINES : MM LIVES ON VIA EVENING AT CHRISTIE'S.
POP/SNEAK PEEK : G. LOVE SHOWS BROTHERLY LOVE WITH SONG TO SLAIN COP.
The Patriot Act needs revision, not renewal.
The Bulletin Notes.
Power in the Blood.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2014 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters