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Melanie Charles

Y'all Don't [Really] Care About Black Women

Release Date: November 12, 2021

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Jazz (Ain't Nothing But Soul) (Reimagined / Visualizer)
Melanie Charles, Marlena Shaw - Woman Of The Ghetto
Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
1 God Bless The Child  
2 Perdido (Reimagined)  
3 Detour Ahead (Reimagined)  
4 All Africa (The Beat)  
5 The Music is the Magic  
6 Pay Black Woman (Interlude)  
7 Woman Of The Ghetto (Reimagined)  
8 Jazz (Ain't Nothing But Soul) [Reimagined]  
9 Go Away Little Boy  
10 What A Difference (Reimagined)  
11 Beginning to See the Light (Reimagined)  
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Melanie Charles' first major label project, Y'all Don't (Really) Care About Black Women, released via Verve is a love letter to the unheralded labor of Black women, containing reimagined works by Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Abbey Lincoln, Dinah Washington and more.

Charles debuted her renditions of Sarah Vaughan's "Detour Ahead" and Marlena Shaw's "Woman Of The Ghetto" to critical praise; FLOOD Magazine proclaims, "Charles' reimagination of Sarah Vaughan's ‘Detour Ahead' is an ode to resilience," while Billboard declares, "Breathing new life into a 1960's anthem for empowerment, Melanie Charles delivers a charged performance of Marlena Shaw's ‘Woman of The Ghetto.'" 

On Y'all Don't (Really) Care About Black Women, Charles leaves listeners with a powerful statement on what solidarity with Black women can look like. It includes not only care and attention to the everyday struggles that animate Black women's lives, but also to the beauty and joy as well. At its core, the record is a call for a more intersectional vision of the world in which Black women can live more freely and express their full humanity.

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