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BigHEADED Girl

by Delilah Harris

A funkdified collage of soul, R&B, HipHop and some down home Southern flava. Poetic with a smoove vibe that will groove you through night or day. It'll cultivate and move you while filling you up like Etta James on a warm summer night.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Soul
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1. Slow but Sweet
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2. Fly Ass Kicks
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3. Do Whatcha Gotta Do
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4. Don't Be Sad
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5. Day
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6. Bud
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7. Here We Go
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8. Came 2 Pass
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9. Lessons in Life
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10. A Tune 2 Me
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11. Opinions
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12. Woman
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13. Bonus/ Just Go
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
DELILAH HARRIS
BIOGRAPHY

In the world of contemporary pop music, it's too often a case of too many singers, so little time. That said, there's always room for a new voice that's got all the magic. Make way then for the beguiling bayou dreamweavings of Delilah.

Growing up in the sleepy Louisiana town of Leesville, Delilah knew she was special -- she could sing. "I realized I had this voice, this thing when I was little," say Delilah. "In school, I made All-State (vocal choir) four years in a row. I chaired alto-one (range between alto and mezzo soprano)." She continued her development in college, working with private coach Jody Whitfield (ex-wife of jazz guitarist Mark Whitfield) to polish up her classical technique.

A chance meeting in '95 with Ladybug of Digable Planets at their New Orleans gig would set Delilah on her future path. "She wanted me to come to New York City," recalls the vocalist. "her intent was to use me as a songwriter and vocalist in a production company she was starting. I moved to New York in September,'95. We tried it for three months, but it didn't work out." Undaunted by this downturn of events, Delilah pressed on.

Later that year, on a December night at Nell's (local live club) Delilah hooked up with musicians John Adams, Steve Williams and Pat Smyth of her present production posse, Funknstuff Entertainment. Sensing that these veterans (collective resume: Sade, Will Downing, Keith Sweat, DeLa Soul, Zhane', Ivan Neville, Nevelle Brothers, JT Taylor (Kool & The Gang), Mica Paris, the Digable Planets) had the skills and vibes that she neede to realize her visions.

Full-on collaborators since April of '96, Delilah and Funknstuff have been deep in the lab. "I write all the words -- they supplied the tracks and I would weave the lyrics through them." The result is a seductive creation of spacey, funkdafied keyboards, low n' phat bass, boppy drumbeats, burbling guitars and warmly intimate leads and background overdubs. This is neo-soul with a love twist, heavy on the smoove.

A mirrior to her soul, Delilah's music is at it's core, a healing vibe. "It was so much freedom working with them John and Pat on keyboards and Steve on drums, the most korky thing I would do they would love and work some magic around it. I am truely blessed to have them. Even when I'm somber, no matter where the lyrics fall, it's all over peace and love. It's always upbeat with life. I want you to be soothed by my voice. You're gonna have to pay attention but I want the music the melody to catch you and then have the lyrics open you up. I want to fill you up like Etta James -- completely and utterly." Yeah, Delilah and Funknstuff Entertainment/PaperNotes Records, are ready for the world ... their time is now.

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Billboard Magazine

Delilah was winner of Abe Olman Scholarship Award given to a new artist from eac
The 13th annual Abe Olman Scholarship Awards for excellence in songwriting were presented recently in New York by the National Academy of Popular Music (NAPM), the parent body of the "Songwriters' Hall of Fame. The winners who received $1,200 each, were selected from those who are active in workshops hosted by ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, the Songwriters Guild of America (SGA), and the NAPM. Winners of this award were Stephen Rosenthal, Delilah Harris, Natasha Ming, Jean Norris, and Mike Errico.
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"scott Galloway" - Urban Network

An introduction to new music selected and profiled.
Delilah Harris
"Do Whatcha Gotta Do" (Funknstuff/PaperNotes)

She is simply the most dynamic singer/songwriter/flava maker you are going to encounter this year. The knee-jerk comparisons are going to be to Jill Scott, but, Yo, Delilah's imagination revolves around our mundane life and times on an axis tilted a little mo' to the left. She's a jazzy funky space baby with poetry fo' yo' subliminals, beats fo' yo' feets and a voice like a cappuccino rasin root beer float, tickling your eardrums with smile - inducing lucky charms. Yes, it's no accident that you find delight in Delilah. Her debut album, BigHEADED Girl (I told you she was bugged) is thirteen amazing and diverse songs ranging from the sexy, late-night sing-a-long, "Bud," the chilhood reminiscence "Fly Ass Kicks" to the heavy backbeat blues of "Day" and the too mellow for words "Came 2 Pass." The first single, "Do Whatcha Gotta Do," is just what the goddesses ordered for spring night chill time. Slip off your kicks and luxunate...
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David Mitchell & Shaphan Roberts - Focus On Sesac

New female artist emerging with a Jambalya of R&B/Funk/Soul/Rock.
"David Mitchell" - AGAINST THE GRAIN

Delilah Harris

Full of vivacious energy, singer/songwriter Delilah Harris represents a brightness and zeal that has been conspicuously missing from contemporary R&B. "I wanted to make music that was feel-good and easy." she says. "You can pop in this CD on Saturday morning when you're cookin' in the kitchen or cleaning the house. It's just easy." A self contained words-and-music writer, Harris is often surprised by her own melodic creations. "Some of my melody lines are very jazzy and intricate, and I don't know where it comes from." she says. "I say to myself, Dear Lord, how did this come to me?' But I do have an excellent band, producers, and partners. together we come up with some great music." Harris' debut, BigHEADED Girl, is certain to be one of the most talked about collections to hit the street this year. Released in March, the record is currently being worked through the Internet and independent retail. "I think this new technology in terms of major label vs. independent, is good for the consumer, because there is so much more music available to them," she says. "With a major label, there are ten trillion people knocking down the door vying for one slot. Now the artist can knock out the middleman. Even if Clive Davis himself came to me, I think I would be more interested in just distribution from a major at this point." Once BigHEADED Girl hits the marketplace, Delilah Harris' music will surely catch the attention of fans and industry professionals alike. It's neo-soul with a love twist, and heavy on the smoove.
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e.soul

Funky-Soul
Stimme und Sound passen gut zusammen. Alles in allem eine empfehlenswerte Scheibe, weil Funk und Soul hier gut zusammen produziert wurden. Der Track 2 und 4 haben es mir angetan. Die sind wirklich gut und je öfter man die tracks hört, um so besser gefallen sie einem. Wegen dem gut getroffenen Mix aus Funk und Soul klare 4 Sterne.
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Toi Moore

Delilah Harris sings Own Tune On PaperNotes Records Debut -Billboard Magazine-
Singer Delilah Harris reached back to her childhood while recording her debut PaperNotes Records album, BigHeaded Girl. "When I was yaiung, people used tosay, 'Hey, you big-head girl, come here,' and I came," Harris says, laughing about the teasing she endured because of a big forehead. "I didn't even know my name was Delilah until I was about 7 years old." The May 22 release features 13 life-reflecting tunes laced with Harris' poetic vocals, blended with spicy but funky keyboard, bass, and guitar sounds. Lead single "Do Whatcha Gotta Do" is being released May 7. "I won't sing it if I didn't write it," says Harris, who has been compared to such neo-soul practitioners as Erykah Badu, Angie Stone, and Jill Scott. I write songs that combine Southern soul, jazz and blues. I don't actively seek out the style to be like someone else."
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Walter Greene - Carib News - Arts & Entertainment

Delilah Harris: Listen-Up
Brace yourself for a new voice that's a joy to behold. Singer Delilah Harris is one of those rare and spirited voices that just touch your every nerve. she enters the scenc with a marvelous debut CD, entitled "Big Headed Girl" (PaperNotes Records), that's dipped in pure soul, and highlights her ability to sing as well as write (she wrote all of the material). At a downtown showcase, (New York City), this young singer proved to be a winner captivating a live audience, as well as touching hearts by way of her recording. But away from the stuido and off the stage, Delilah is truly someone who is very real with no airs and pretences, which seems like a prerequisite to be in the music business these days. Delilah is pleasantly full of life, talent and energy...and realness. So real that she still keeps her 'day- job as a waitress where she says, "I am always running around there singing." It was during one of those days at work that she met Stevie Wonder. He heard her singing while working and took time to sit and chit-chat with her about her career and music. "It's all about baby steps right now," stated the singer on the eve of a major New York performance. "I prefer to sing live with an audience as opposed to recording. I like doing different music, I'm just the vessel.
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Shelley "swerve" Watkins-taylor

Delilah Harris rises up and out of her music like a butterfly.
The music world may not be prepared for such a trained and persistent voice such as Delilah Harris. Listeners have and always will want to listen to the artist's voice on several plateaus. Delilah makes sure her debut tracks give the people what they want. Soulful, sinful, like, Fly Ass Kicks, and insightful, melancholy,like, Don't be Sad, run through the cranium, parting the medulla, tapping into the mind like a musical orgasm. BigHeaded Girl and rightfully so this CD is definitely going to make it Big.
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Allison Joseph

Lovely R&B funk with heart and flava
Love this cd! She sounds somewhat like Erykah Badu, but she's much more down to earth. I like a woman who would write a paean to "Fly Ass Kiss"--saluting summertime childhood. This woman should go places--you listen to the cd, and wonder where her MTV video is! She should be a star now.
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Nalander Melton Jr.

This album had me kickin' off my shoes and jumpin' outta my clothes, I just want
This album had all the different approaches of genre put into it. This made me want to chill, to breakdance, to love, to boogie down low, soak in the bath-tub, and many, many more things. Given the circumstances of this album, I'm surprised I did't just get naked, running down the street screaming out, "I Love Delilah Harris."
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undaground sam out of memphis tn

this R@B CD is so hot as hell I LOVE!!!
this cd is hot as hell!!!
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