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MP3 Umami - Umami

Soulful like fried chicken and collards, old school vibe with new school bounce, this long-anticipated release will pull your ear, shake your booty, and ensnare your senses like nothing you''ve ever known.

10 MP3 Songs in this album (40:52) !
Related styles: URBAN/R&B: Neo-Soul, ROCK: Adult Contemporary

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UMAMI is all things : it’s funky, flowing, bangin’, swangin’, and soul-shakin’... sweet like your sister and sexy like she is when she’s out, dancing with her friends on Saturday night. Sista Teedy, Pauldav1d, and Kimb’ly are the Three Little Piggies, and the big bad wolf is UMAMI - and it’s all about blowing your mind.

UMAMI is the brain, soul, and love-child of Tricia Boutte, Paul David Longstreth, and Kimberley Longstreth. Tunes, lyrics, arrangments, and performances inspired by New Orleans and HER own people, Mahailia aka Granny the Wonder Dog, and the very recording space itself, 3426 Calhoun Street, where the best musicians you’ve never heard of shed and got high and played and saturated the very walls with their brilliance. Cats like Captain Midnight, Corndog, and Zension Budda Prophet stepped up and laid down shining and cosmic somethings you have to hear to believe... and even then...

Sista Teedy Boutte’ will move you inter-dimensionally with powerfully rich and textured vocals, from the sexy-kinky Afrodisiac Geek to the rockstar solo-love of Self-Promotion to the achingly bittersweet heartbreak of Live to Love to the powerful and randomly poignant “Greatest Love of All”-esque “Life Ain’t Luck” so go put on a sweater and do it yo’ damn self... Teedy has been a musician from the womb - go on, ask her momma - being a Boutte’ means three things, at least: 1. you’re a born artist, 2. you can cook your tail off, 3. you can talk smack faster, louder, and better than anybody else but another Boutte’. Her musical and artistic family fostered a strength and knowledge of self that had her singing professionally at 6, battling cancer at 19, and spending the rest of her life touring internationally - writing and singing jazz, gospel, blues, and everything else as she captivates EVERYONE with her presence, her versatility, and her unbelievable voice. She’s played with Dr. John, Public Enemy, D’Angelo, Deacon John, Peabo Bryson, and a host of others... put her name in your search engine... you’ll be reading for days.

Kimb’ly is not your average chick singer. Nay, she be a chic singer... it’s different, see? Had the good fortune of being sister to Pauldav1d, of hanging with New Orleans’ finest musicians, of being married, albeit briefly, to a brilliant piano player, and of being able to absorb and internalize and recreate all of that in her own voice and style. Kimb’ly’s lyrical talents are directly attributed to her love of reading and her father’s insistance that she read everything, all the time. Her trademark lyrical sappiness can be directly attributed to her bleeding-heart liberal mother... AWESOME! She’s been a trashy techno-band babe, a choir angel, a sexy-cool jazz singer, a shower-rockstar, and has released two records of her own, chicsinger and a kind of lovechild. Kimb’ly’s performed and recorded with lotsa people - Dianne Reeves, Larry Garner, Bob French, Jimmy Ward, and various and sundry choirs and groupings. All that and cookies, too!
Pauldav1d is one of the few: the kind of cat you hire not only because he can play, but because he’s an on-time kind of cat. Right on the money, everytime. No b.s., no excuses. He’s musical and creative and genius in his musical choices on the bandstand or in the studio. PD quit a full-ride scholarship at prestigious Tulane University to grub it out as a wanna-be professional piano player... practicing 8 hours a day because he’s a perfectionist nerd and playing out in the clubs all night because he’s a perfectionist period. Studied under Ellis Marsalis in the UNO Jazz Studies Program and labored under Leroy Jones, Kermit Ruffins, George and Bob French, David Torkanowsky, Shannon Powell, Trombone Shorty and all the New Orleans cats on gigs and sessions. All of these influences created PAULDAV1D, the musician who can MAKE ANY GIG.

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