Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Best of Music: Me'Shell NdegéOcello

She is my beautiful musical heroine: Bassist-singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Me'Shell NdegéOcello. You have to hear her to know how extraordinary she is.

Her music incorporates funk, soul, hip-hop, reggae, rock and jazz. She has been nominated for 9 Grammys. Her biggest hit is a duet with John Cougar Mellencamp, a cover version of Van Morrison's "Wild Night", which reached #3 on the Billboard charts. My personal favorite recordings by her are "The Way", "Mary Magdalene", "Outside Your Door", "Souls On Ice" and the whole Peace Beyond Passion album.