By Gary A. Johnson – Publisher (Black Men In America.com)
November 18, 2022
Maysa Leak makes music for your soul. She just released a new double album, “Music For Your Soul!” If you are not familiar with Maysa, she is a GRAMMY nominated, and Soul Train Award winning recording artist from Baltimore, MD. She’s been in the music business for 32 years starting as a vocalist for the Acid Jazz band Incognito, to a solo artist (including collaborations with everyone from Stevie Wonder, Angela Bofill, Will Downing, Jonathan Butler, and Phil Perry to name a few.
Maysa is a purist when it comes to taking someone else’s song and “making it her own.” For my money, NOBODY “covers” a song better than Maysa. She’s recorded over 50 songs by other artists. You don’t cover that many songs if you can’t sing that song, make it better–or both.
Check out my exclusive interview with the incomparable Maysa.
This is the first music video from “Music For Your Soul,” slated for release in early 2023.
This one of my favorite “Maysa Covers,” sung live. “Can We Talk” written by Daryl Simmons and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. The original version was recorded by Tevin Campbell.
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Listen to the classic Christmas song “This Christmas” sung by Maysa and Will Downing.
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Here are some of my favorite Maysa song covers and collaborations:
- Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
- Am I Dreaming – Atlantic Starr
- Betcha by Golly Wow – The Stylistics
- Can We Talk – Tevin Campbell
- Family Affair – Sly & The Family Stone
- Footsteps in the Dark – The Isley Brothers
- Happy Feeling – Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
- I Can’t Help It – Michael Jackson
- If I Ever Lose This Heaven – Quincy Jones
- I’m in Love – Evelyn King
- Inseparable – Natalie Cole
- I Try – Angela Bofill
- Love Comes Easy – The Stylistics
- Love Won’t Let Me Wait – Major Harris
- Make Sure You’re Sure – Stevie Wonder
- Mr. Dream Merchant – New Birth
- Playing Your Game, Baby – Barry White
- Quiet Fire – Nancy Wilson
- Send for Me – Atlantic Starr
- The Bottle – Gil Scott-Heron/Brian Jackson
- Wishing on a Star – Rose Royce
- You Are My Starship – Norman Connors featuring Michael Henderson
- Zoom – The Commodores