Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Watch the Anita Baker Tribute Medley at the 2010 Soul Train Awards

tamia 2010 anita baker tribute
Tamia at the Soul Train
THE 2010 Soul Train awards took place on the weekend and I had to post this video of a tribute to Anita Baker sung by a group of amazingly talented divas. The full list of divas who performed in the medleyand the time they entered the stage were:
-Chrisette Michele (0.00)
Tamia (1.23)
Faith Evans (3.36)
Rachelle ferrel (5.30)
-Lalah Hathaway (7.25)
Goapele  (9.20)
-Dionne Farris

Not knowing any of the songs that were sung in the medley I was expecting to lose interest along the way, but the quality of the singers was so marked that I had a second and third listen to truly soak in the talent on display.

These ladies are singers in the truest sense of the word, reminding us all that anyone can learn to sing but some people are born to do it.

Anita Baker Medley Singers and  reviews:
Faith Evans singing 2010
Chrisette Michele: Sung in such a way that it was impressive without  the use of  any  vocal hysterics. Not something we see often enough.
Tamia: An underrated singer that displayed a smooth tone and a vocal delivery that was natural and easy.
Faith Evans: The soul in this woman's voice is incredible. Unfortunately, maybe due to the material she sings, its something that we don't see enough of. Live is where she shines.
Rachelle ferrel: a somewhat subdued performance, perhaps because it was a duet. Her technique is so unique and individual, but this was the weak link in the medley. The "oh come on now" when Rachelle started scatting, just made me cringe. It was clearly rehearsed.
Lalah Hathaway: Blown away by her tone and the unusual notes she chose in her staccato. Even had  Anita Baker on her feet.
Goapele and Dionne Farris: This is how a duet should sound, the voices complemented each other brilliantly. Was not expecting Dionne Farris to be able to sing like that wh!

Lalah Hathaway at Soul Train 2010

1 comment:

  1. I loved all the performances even El Debarge