Video: Saidah Baba Talibah, "Place Called Grace"

Sometimes if push comes to shove, recording vocals over the telephone is the only option. Just ask Shyne, who was pretty industrious with dialing in verses from the bing. But the fuzzy reception of the full audio package, including ad-libs, has to match up if it's done on purpose. Saidah Baba Talibah got the mobile to mobile connection down to a "T" (for telephone, ha!) for the new visual to "Place Called Grace" by setting her 1920s style in the throwback framework of speakeasies. She says below:

" The Phone Demos were a beautiful accident. Donna Grantis (my guitarist) and I were trying to remember our ideas so decided to record them on a cellphone voice notes, and when we listened back and shared them with other people, they caught the essence of the raw emotion that we were trying to capture in the songs. The beauty of the video is that it captures the raw simplicity of the song and brings the feeling of era that the lo-fi sound capture from a cellphone."


Tracklist for What's Inside Her Head mixed by DJ L'oqenz

1. Minnie Riperton, "Completeness"
2. Mos Def f. Georgia Anne Muldrow, "Roses"
3. Andy Bey & The Bey Sisters, "Sister Sadie"
4. Waajeed & The Jazz Katz, "Musiq (Marvin Gaye)"
5. Rufus f. Chaka Khan, "You Got The Love"
6. Marlean Shaw, "California Soul"
7. Aloe Blacc, "I Need A Dollar"
8. Steve Spacek, "Dollar"
9. Hot 8 Brass Band, "It's Real"
10. Aretha Franklin, "Rock Steady"
11. James Brown, "There It Is Pt. 1"
12. Saidah Baba Talibah, "Do It"
13. Betty Davis, "Game Is My Middle Name"
14. The Beatles, "Come Together"
15. Jimmy Hendrix, "Voodoo Child"
16. Mos Def, "Ghetto Rock"
17. N.E.R.D., "Spaz"
18. Janelle Monáe, "Come Alive"
19. Raphael Saadiq, "Big Easy"
20. Shuggie Otis, "Aht Uh Mi Hed"
21. Blaxäm, "Shaw Street Castle"
22. Saidah Baba Talibah, "Place Called Grace"
23. Curtis Mayfield, "Move Up"
24. Platinum Pied Pipers, "On A Cloud"
25. J*Davey, "Mr. Mister"
26. Cee-Lo, "Closet Freak"
27. Fishbone, "House Work"
28. Nina Simone, "Sinner Man"
29. Living Colour, "Not Tomorrow
30. Erykah Badu, "Penitentiary Philosophy"
31. Mz. Chawls, "I Am Your Woman"
32. Tawiah, "Every Step
33. Saidah Baba Talibah, "No More"
34. Salome Bey, "Untitled Love Song"

Click here to download What's Inside Her Head.

Saidah's EP The Phone Demos is out now on iTunes.

Video: Saidah Baba Talibah, "Place Called Grace"