Dessa's been up to something.
Speaking of orphan tags and indecision, HJ did you ever get less undecided about Dessa?
Book pairing: The Roots of Rap by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Frank Morrison
From her album Parts of Speech. As talked about in last week's FMD, the hip-hop songs are great while the ballads are meh. This is a great song and one of my faves from the album.
Dessa's vocals aren't the easiest to hear in this version but I thought it was a pretty good representation of her live show. After the break I included a version with easier-to-follow the vocals.
i'm still very undecided on dessa. what does the nation think?
And now, another change of pace.
Lord, I love that vibraphone.