MP3 Carmen Rodgers - Free
A stunning debut -- the kind of record that grabs you instantly, and never lets you go -- singing with a depth that''s astounding for a first album -- and working with these smoothly jazzy soul arrangements that are immediately captivating.
13 MP3 Songs
URBAN/R&B: Contemporary urban, URBAN/R&B: Soul
Every so often a superstar is discovered- a star that is untouchable and appears to transcend all earthly boundaries. But, there is nothing about Carmen Rodgers that is untouchable, yet her music definitely says superstar. In fact, she is so touchable that you can literally feel the warmth of her broad smile. Her "home girl next door" charm resonates through a serenic flow of words that seems to invade your most private thoughts. It''s the delivery of those words that is refreshingly calm and patient making you want to scream, "Take your time, girl!" You sense that she is not singing words, but experiences and the issues of her heart. Probably because she truly singing from the core of her heart. Carmen has the talent and ability to inspire millions people . . .one heart at a time with her debut release "Free."
Born in Mississippi and raised in Dallas, Texas, Carmen''s passion for singing began at the early age of four. As an adult, she began writing songs and her paths crossed with N''Dambi (a successful artist who sold over 100,000 copies worldwide.) N''Dambi was so impressed by Carmen''s natural talent, that she invited Carmen to tour as a background vocalist.
After the tour, Carmen began hosting an open mic for poets and song writers at Sankofa Café, where artists like Floetry, N''Dambi, Kindred, and most often Erykah Badu graced the mic with their newest selections. The sultry songstress has pulled her rank among these talents as an artistic and accomplished singer/songwriter.
Carmen''s music has become increasingly popular and as a result she made over 50 appearances in 2003 & 2004 alone. A portion of her popularity stems from her ability to captivate any audience. Her "sweet jazzy soul" sounds gently massages the ears of listeners with every lyric.
Currently, Carmen can also be heard on the "Hidden Hits" compilation album on Hidden Beach, "Soul Sophisticated" compilation album on the Compendia Music Group label. Carmen''s music is currently available worldwide.
There are no mixing words on her album, Free, just 13 tracks of pure everyday emotions that are waiting on the rest of the world to play catch-up. On the last song, you have gotten to know Carmen Rodgers. She is not just a home girl- but also a woman. A woman who truly respects art and favors the gift of song. The gift is experienced but innocent, controlled yet careless and well- FREE! A star is discovered . . .