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by Carmen Rodgers

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.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Contemporary urban
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Ain't No Time
4:58 $0.99
2. Dream
3:42 $0.99
3. Missin You
5:08 $0.99
4. Try Again
4:53 $0.99
5. Fallen
4:56 $0.99
6. Sea of Lovelessness
3:41 $0.99
7. Morning
4:01 $0.99
8. Rain Dance
1:19 $0.99
9. Free
5:09 $0.99
10. The Way I Want To Touch You
5:06 $0.99
11. Hands of Time
2:54 $0.99
12. Just Believe
5:42 $0.99
13. Love
4:40 $0.99
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Album Notes
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 . . .



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Delicious, Delicious
I just love this CD. I play it over and over. Mellow music.


Simply Beautiful
Carmen's voice is very simple, placed elegantly over the instrumentals. No vocal gymnastics, just heartfelt and truly artistic. She does not try to impress, she just shares her world like sitting on the front porch, swinging and sipping homemade lemonade on a late Sunday afternoon. Brilliant musicianship. Beautiful and clear tone. Tight vocals. My favorite right now although ALL the songs are great is "Hands of Time". This song, like so many on the CD, is God centered and reminded me of what's important after a tragic family loss. Peace and Blessing Carmen! Hats off to you.


Great Singer
Carmen is wonderful, soulful bluesy lyrics and music and just plain smooth. My favorite song is Sea of Lovelessness.

Petrice Clinton



Simply phenomenal.
Please don't sleep on this one. Simply a phenomenal CD with excellent singing and production.


In the pocket.
A soothing voice and music to complement.


Lovin' this album! Keep Groovin'.
Peace and Blessings Carmen. Great album.Love the smooth groove of the music. From artist to artist, I wish you love & prosperity. Let us keep the music playing.


This album is healthy for your heart & ears....
Carmen...if you ever need a remix call me. I'm a producer out of the DC Metro Area and I would love to work with you in the near future. One Luv, Dondada

Cedric Tillman

Probably the best R&B album I've heard this year
This year there have been 2 standout R&B albums- Carmen Rodgers & Bobby Valentino. Carmen's music is grown folks music. I've played this at my job and everybody raves about how listenable it is (and not just the browner folk.) I love a smooth album with beats that you can still nod to. "Try Again" is joint that you can chill to or parking lot pimp to. I also love "Free," the souled out remake of "...Touch You," & "Hands of Time." Carmen and her producer Geno Young have done wonderful jobs with their respective remakes of "...Touch You" and "Broadway," btw....Great minds think alike- about 2 months ago when a friend of mine with similar tastes came to me with a copy of a cd he said I had to hear with the words "Carmen- Free" written on it my mouth dropped open. I asked what her last name was and he said he didn't know, but when I said "Rodgers" he said that was it. I had just listened to the CD on CD Baby the week before and decided I was planning to get it. I bought it the next week. This is one of the best R&B albums you have never heard of- ever. Yes, ever. Perhpas only Eric Roberson's "The Vault Vol. 1" and Frankie's "My Heart Belongs To You" have been more slept on the last 10 years. This album is too good for some major label not to pick it up- or nowadays, maybe it is.


This CD is a must have. The soothing sounds is very relaxing. She is an awesome artist and I am anxiously awaiting her next project.....
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