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by Linda Tillery

An eclectic blend of sultry, 80's soul with a jazzy edge. Linda Tillery is a veteran R&B singer who knows how to deliver. Inspired by Aretha Franklin, Dinah Washington and Etta James.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Soul
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  Song Share Time Download
1. I Suppose
3:45 album only
2. Secrets
4:31 album only
3. Basin St.
5:09 album only
4. Pretty Lies
5:59 album only
5. Count On Me
4:07 album only
6. The Chosen Ones
4:15 album only
7. Fever
4:15 album only
8. I'm So Thankful
3:40 album only
9. Special Kind Of Love
4:42 album only


Album Notes
Linda Tillery is a veteran vocalist, percussionist, Grammy nominated producer and cultural historian whose career has spanned 35 years. Her powerful, shimmering alto voice has been showcased in such groups as the Loading Zone, Bobby McFerrin's Voicestra and her own Cultural Heritage Choir.

A native San Franciscan, Linda has Texas soul, rooted in her mother's stories and food, and her uncle Tom Anderson's deft blues whistle.

The sounds of artists such as Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Bill Doggett, Dinah Washington, Clyde McPhatter, Faye Adams and Ruth Brown were all a part of Linda's early music education.

Whether as vocalist, percussionist or producer, Tillery has performed on over 100 recordings by and with such artists as the Whispers, Boz Skaggs, Turtle Island String Quartet, Huey Lewis and the News, Holly Near, Santana, Hans Theessink, Kenny Loggins, Eric Bibb, Taj Mahal, Kelly Joe Phelps, Bonnie Hayes, Keola Beamer, Bobby McFerrin, Ray Obiedo, Wilson Pickett, Odetta, Richie Havens and many others. She has contributed vocals to the Marlon Riggs films "Color Adjustment", "Fear of Disclosure", "No Regrets" and "Black Is, Black Ain't". In 1993 Tillery narrated the award-winning Pacifica Radio program " A Burst of Light", A Tribute To Audre Lorde."

Linda is in demand as vocalist, lecturer and workshop leader. She teaches the tradition of call and response, plus the history and the rhythms that drive this music and give it vitality.



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Ken Pruitt

This is what music is suppose to sound like.

Ken Pruitt
Berkeley, CA

james e. brown jr

now thats what i call a true singer
now thats what i call a true singer
very smooth voice, well rounded on the vocal ranges.
its about time the music business start back promoting real singers like linda tillery, very smooth roberta flack kind of vocals. keep on doing what you'r doing lady, and i promise you will win

Phil Lawrance

80's Classic
I bought this on Vinyl when originally out in mid-eighties (is this really 20+ years old ???). Anyway, it's stood the test of time and sounds great on CD One of my favourite soul Albums, great tunes in Secrets and Special Kind Of Love plus the best version of Fever I ever heard.