Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Maiysha Goes Live with “You Don’t Know”
“Oh shoot, she flipped a Barry White sample”. That’s what I said when I heard Maiysha’s “You Don’t Know”. The single off her live album UnderCover comes fresh from the Blue Note Jazz Club in Manhattan, where she goes tit for tat with funky live guitars and vibrant drums. This diva has just now been getting in people’s periphery despite earning a 2008 Grammy nomination (for her album This Much is True) and stealing hearts on tour as Shug Avery (The Color Purple: The Musical—look that up). She sings, “I’m not trying to complicate you/ I’m not trying to make you change, baby.” But she could if she so pleased.—Sidik Fofana
MAIYSHA "You Don't Know" LIVE from Centric TV on Vimeo.