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Lizz Wright — Hit The Ground
Album: Dreaming Wide Awake
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Released: 2005
Length: 3:24
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Hit the ground, baby
It's all right now
Hit the ground, baby
Take your veil down

See your eyes in mine
Leave the rest behind
Hit the ground, baby,
'Cause I want to love you now

Hit the ground, baby
I said it's all right now
Hit the ground, baby
You're gonna make it somehow

Baby, why so lonely?
The day has just begun
Hit the ground baby
Hit the ground and run

See your eyes in mine
Leave the rest behind
Hit the ground, baby
Hit the ground and run
Hit the ground, baby
Hit the ground and run
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 expatlar wrote:
Wow. I believe the word for that voice is "sultry".
 

Thank you for finally revealing the meaning of that word to me.
... and Richard Thompson's Calvary Cross to follow?
Thanks, Bill and Rebecca, for musical moments such as this one....
Sends shivers. My goodness this is such a great track showing the pure talent of singer, players, songwriting, production and recording.

Marvellous stuff
Wow. I believe the word for that voice is "sultry".
Voice like silk.  And I never heard of her; need to get out of the cave.  Lizz is a new addition to my "More" list.
The sense of soundstage on this song is really impressive.  The guitar seems to be coming from well beyond the outside of my right speaker.  Adds a cool spaciousness to a very soulful song.
oh yeah, got this on PSD now
I had to look up the guitar players
Chris Bruce and  Greg Leisz
Sweet. A hybrid of so much that is good. 
I thought it was Mavis Staples, this is great! Give us more of this artist RP. 7.7

When someone suggests you "hit the ground", it sounds much scarier than how 'bout a roll in the hay'!


Reminds me of Dayna Kurtz.
Beautiful. Would pair nicely with Peter Gabriel's Don't Give Up.

 
SmackDaddy wrote:

Always amazing when someone is so verbose on a subject and so far off the mark. "Indie" has nothing to do with "indigenous." It comes from "Independent" as in independent from the major record labels. Bands on small homespun labels trying to get their music out there. You're thinking way too hard here. Bill and Rebecca play what they like. Simple as that. Maybe they didn't like Ms. Wright's other offerings.
 
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It's worse the amendment, that the sonnet. :-)) When you advocate for cause "home", you recompensest even more empty and opaque, a no-sense thing the concept "indie". And thanks for unwittingly you agree with me. You look out when someone suggests you something in music, when preceded by the designation "indie". And you accustomed yourself to the fact that there is something more here than children putting their dolls in pages for fun.
And still on the subject, you're not those, well behaved supporters of so-called "thought formatted"? I think not. :-))  Greetings.

 calypsus_1 wrote:


Lizz Wright, 34 years old, is a American singer from Georgia, of exceptional talent and unusual quality. Very genuine. So here is represented in the RP with a single song "Hit The Ground" from the album "Dreaming Wide Awake" released in 2005.
Considering her 5 Albums published since 2003.
Why is? It is very gospel, blues? It is very R & B ?, is very jazz, soul? Not a very "formatted" singer for RP?
No. The problem is that even the RP that has innovative, independent and bold production, can not escape and overcome the greed of the modern trends and market "Indie". Even if the hybrid concept "Indie" actually, correspond to nothing, in particular. In music "Indie" corresponds a mystification, do not exist. It is a concept manufactured to create advantage, and demarcate the traditional "pop" art. So, "pop" is old, "Indie" is modern.  Na.
It is therefore very different concepts created for convenience market ("Indie"), and concepts that are born in the "land" and gain respect - the pop -. So if we want to associate the term "Indie" (in the sense of "indigenous", "native", "traditional" "ancestor" "land"), we could only assign with some property, to the context of the songs currently produced in the American continent, to the music of traditional roots as the "Country" or "Americana" or even the Folk-traditional, and not the urban music and electronic slight of characteristics attributed to "pop".

And we could continue to see, singers and bands of great quality, which have a single song in RP, and try to understand why.



 
Always amazing when someone is so verbose on a subject and so far off the mark. "Indie" has nothing to do with "indigenous." It comes from "Independent" as in independent from the major record labels. Bands on small homespun labels trying to get their music out there. You're thinking way too hard here. Bill and Rebecca play what they like. Simple as that. Maybe they didn't like Ms. Wright's other offerings.


Firstly i want to salute you for having given a few moments of attention to this topic. It's healthy. But for me to follow your recommendation would have to share your vision "romantic" what is this radio station, or radio in general. Yes, that programming would be made to free taste of listeners. Not so exactly. Certainly there is an interrelation with the tastes and trends of the listener, and programming.  The feedback, the rates, the criticisms and comments, and other indicators that do not have access (purchase intentions music, internal market priorities, interrelation with the Artists, Publishers, Distributors, etc.),  and take into account factors like as RP geographical location, language (+95% english contents), ethical choices about content and lyrics of songs.

Also say that the schedule of RP contemplates one evolved, rigorous and sophisticated way to mix music, interweaving music with recognized and undisputed quality, but always integrated with the new trends of the market (and thus only makes sense that there is a radio station - interact with the market -).
The market, which is healthy and legitimate for artists, not the corporate market which aims intensively generate profits, with anything called "music". Sells, has an interest.    Quality, what is it?
And programming the RP has to be so, is through healthy market, that artists "run" and offer their work, give concerts, do demonstrations, and in this way reach the general public. And the radio station play a crucial role in this process. If they are competent and demanding.
On the other hand, the enormous diversity of the music world requires that music, a radio station, the music appears mixed and intertwined, so be possible that out the best of each segment of the musical concepts. Otherwise it would create a "monster of the elites", unpopular and not comprehensive.
For a radio station fulfills its role the first condition is disclosure. Musicianship new, emerging artists. And the screen is the natural sensitivity of listeners who takes care of the rest. Though there are an ambivalence, and personal interest of the producers is also felt. The RP production follows a professional and studied matrix, is no coincidence.
It's an inconvenience but it is also a challenge that is accepted with pleasure like the beauty of uncertainty, but it is necessary to be available new songs, and new emerging artists, not having the outset, no certainty that will endure in the future.
If we look to the great number of new songs released in the last 10 years, only an average -10%, persisted in time (and I'm being generous and optimistic), but it is necessary that this process of "natural selection" is done. No one is absolutely sure of anything in advance, and there is no miracle recipes for designing new sounds or new songs. Often, we do not know themselves define precisely why we like this song, but no longer like another. Even between different songs by the same artist. Mysteries.

And, my dear friend of RP, i think that the RP does not need my own "stuff" to do the programming, since it has its own means of access to music, what me, a simple passionate of muisc and songs. And only that. Greetings.

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scrubbrush wrote:


"... represented in the RP with a single song  ..." "Why?"

Answer: you need to upload more of her stuff. This is really good stuff. 
 


This song stunned me when I first hear it about 3 years ago.  First time to hear it on RP.  My wife performs this sometimes ... always stops people in their tracks.
 calypsus_1 wrote:


Lizz Wright, 34 years old, is a American singer from Georgia, of exceptional talent and unusual quality. Very genuine. So here is represented in the RP with a single song "Hit The Ground" from the album "Dreaming Wide Awake" released in 2005.
Considering her 5 Albums published since 2003.
Why is? It is very gospel, blues? It is very R & B ?, is very jazz, soul? Not a very "formatted" singer for RP?
No. The problem is that even the RP that has innovative, independent and bold production, can not escape and overcome the greed of the modern trends and market "Indie". Even if the hybrid concept "Indie" actually, correspond to nothing, in particular. In music "Indie" corresponds a mystification, do not exist. It is a concept manufactured to create advantage, and demarcate the traditional "pop" art. So, "pop" is old, "Indie" is modern.  Na.
It is therefore very different concepts created for convenience market ("Indie"), and concepts that are born in the "land" and gain respect - the pop -. So if we want to associate the term "Indie" (in the sense of "indigenous", "native", "traditional" "ancestor" "land"), we could only assign with some property, to the context of the songs currently produced in the American continent, to the music of traditional roots as the "Country" or "Americana" or even the Folk-traditional, and not the urban music and electronic slight of characteristics attributed to "pop".

And we could continue to see, singers and bands of great quality, which have a single song in RP, and try to understand why.



 
"... represented in the RP with a single song  ..." "Why?"

Answer: you need to upload more of her stuff. This is really good stuff. 


Lizz Wright, 34 years old, is a American singer from Georgia, of exceptional talent and unusual quality. Very genuine. So here is represented in the RP with a single song "Hit The Ground" from the album "Dreaming Wide Awake" released in 2005.
Considering her 5 Albums published since 2003.
Why is? It is very gospel, blues? It is very R & B ?, is very jazz, soul? Not a very "formatted" singer for RP?
No. The problem is that even the RP that has innovative, independent and bold production, can not escape and overcome the greed of the modern trends and market "Indie". Even if the hybrid concept "Indie" actually, correspond to nothing, in particular. In music "Indie" corresponds a mystification, do not exist. It is a concept manufactured to create advantage, and demarcate the traditional "pop" art. So, "pop" is old, "Indie" is modern.  Na.
It is therefore very different concepts created for convenience market ("Indie"), and concepts that are born in the "land" and gain respect - the pop -. So if we want to associate the term "Indie" (in the sense of "indigenous", "native", "traditional" "ancestor" "land"), we could only assign with some property, to the context of the songs currently produced in the American continent, to the music of traditional roots as the "Country" or "Americana" or even the Folk-traditional, and not the urban music and electronic slight of characteristics attributed to "pop".

And we could continue to see, singers and bands of great quality, which have a single song in RP, and try to understand why.


This is absolutely sublime.

Music transcends categories, there are two kinds of music

GOOD

and

BAD!

this is in the good column, thanks RP!


 loopy_in_loudoun wrote:
Absolutely sublime.
Not the same as Roberta Flack, but from a similar purity of space.
Unaffected and direct.
Love her vibe. 

 
Nice post.  Agree entirely.  Can only imagine the atmosphere at a live performance of this.  Goosepimples, I'll bet.
 rdo wrote:
Is this a blues song?  If it is, then I dont like it.  If it is not, then I guess I like it.  7. Reminds me of Tracy Chapman.
 
It's just a good song :)
 Oh my god!

Ray Lamontaigne is a young black woman? 
 rdo wrote:
Is this a blues song?  If it is, then I dont like it.  If it is not, then I guess I like it.  7. Reminds me of Tracy Chapman.
 
What an odd way of looking at the world... I like this song regardless of it's externally applied labels.
 
Is this a blues song?  If it is, then I dont like it.  If it is not, then I guess I like it.  7. Reminds me of Tracy Chapman.
Love her voice. I have several of her LPs and she's never disappointed.
HA, I always thought this was Ray LaMontagne.
 bokey wrote:
Caught my ear.

 

Caught mine too,,,nice...
I was going to give her an 8 just for the album cover, and then that voice put it over the top....10!
Beauty to behold .
Caught my ear.
 Proclivities wrote:

I don't think he's ever 100% serious in his posts; I think he's going more for some sort of humor.  The posts seem more like "stream of consciousness" blurbs, but who knows?
 
I don't think he's kidding.  Do you think people write what they really think here?  If you do, I gotta bridge to sell ya.  He's probably the only one who writes what he thinks.  Why do written words bother people so much??  Am I the only one here who knows lots and lots of people in my life who say all kinds of things in conversation and at parties that make Stingray's writings seem harmless by comparison?  I am a normal middle class guy who went to a normal school with normal typical people.  I am as boring as they come.  Yet I hear more controversial things in the elevator at work that what he writes.   Here, someone says they don't like a song and all of the sudden it's THE END OF THE WORLD.  geez. 
 maxgruv wrote:
Thanks, Bill, this is just what the soul needed.
 
Oh yesssss {#Sunny} I love Lizz Wright.  I have this album and still play it all the time. "The Orchard" is another one of my favourites but only this one track in the library?  More please Bill? {#Notworthy}
Simple but executed exceptionally well!
still a 10 after all these years! {#Meditate}
 garyalex wrote:

I really hope you're kidding, but I suspect you aren't.  Wow.
 
I don't think he's ever 100% serious in his posts; I think he's going more for some sort of humor.  The posts seem more like "stream of consciousness" blurbs, but who knows?
Sweet and beautiful!  {#Clap}
 Stingray wrote:

FAKE?

Voice does not fit the face!

Simplistic song - good voice (though there are 999 other black voices like hers).

 

 
I really hope you're kidding, but I suspect you aren't.  Wow.
Very fine.
 Stingray wrote:

FAKE?

Voice does not fit the face!

Simplistic song - good voice (though there are 999 other black voices like hers).

 


 


?

FAKE?

Voice does not fit the face!

Simplistic song - good voice (though there are 999 other black voices like hers).

 


Absolutely sublime.
Not the same as Roberta Flack, but from a similar purity of space.
Unaffected and direct.
Love her vibe. 
Exceptional.
Made me look!
 anduinrosebud wrote:
I originally thought this was Ray LaMontagne. And that's a good thing.
 
me too. she's much cuter though.
I really like her voice.  Give me more, kind sir !!!
Nice!
 Jack_Jefferson wrote:
RP needs to add Amos Lee to its playlist.  Anyone have any of his MP3's?

 
stiang wrote:
I thought this was Amos Lee, sounded just like him. Excellent song!
   
Amos Lee does an amazing performance of his song "Windows Are Rolled Down" at Farm Aid.  It gave me chills ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnkI9JOoBSg

Very intriguing...wld like to hear more...
Hmmmzz 8. woke me up {#Angel}
Thanks, Bill, this is just what the soul needed.
 seattle3313 wrote:
I love her voice—it's so ethereal. The song is kind of haunting.
 
Yuppers


She sounds fantastic
 mandolin wrote:
...i totally thought this was ray lamontagne or someone very similar...
 
HEHEH me too
 
...i totally thought this was ray lamontagne or someone very similar...
*Hits ground* as instructed. . . waits for Lizz to join him.

What a voice!
RP needs to add Amos Lee to its playlist.  Anyone have any of his MP3's?

 
stiang wrote:
I thought this was Amos Lee, sounded just like him. Excellent song!
 


Wow.  That was pretty cool.  Do it again!
 LaurieinTucson wrote:
I love this station.
 

Me Too!  the musical finds are extraordinary!!
sexy bluesy

Para apaciguar las fieras


I originally thought this was Ray LaMontagne. And that's a good thing.
First listen. Terrific, soothing, like a warm cup of tea with honey.

(As an aside, that 'coyote' listener below, from my home town of London, ON. What a small world! I lived behind Banting HS, named after the great Sir Fred. Hey there, 'coyote'.)
Nice!
I love this station.
 huebdoo wrote:
I have to admit ... this is one of the top picks of mine for nookie music ... would totally suggest this added to anyones "selection" of tunes to have playing when you want to get ...uhhh

well ... you know
 

tee hee...been there, done that.
Wow! I've never heard of this lady, this song is really good. An instant 8.
slow tempo songs usually bore me or put me to sleep but this one is growing on me
good thing it doesn't go on too long 
I've got The Orchard and Dreaming Wide Awake: every note played and lyric sung is just serene and perfect.
so beautiful...
Ahh, the beautiful sultry, soulful sounds of Lizz Wright....just what I needed this morning.  Thanks RP!

simply beautiful  -   8.

note: what about more songs?


I have to admit ... this is one of the top picks of mine for nookie music ... would totally suggest this added to anyones "selection" of tunes to have playing when you want to get ...uhhh

well ... you know
My masseuse always plays this while I'm on the table, and I never knew what it was. Yay! Now I know. I like it. Reminds me of getting a massage. :daisy:
I like this better every time I hear it! :smile:
On the 8th February 2008 Lizz announced two headlining shows at the London Soho Revue Bar on the 20th & 21st April.
Oh yeah - wish I could have been there! :good-vibes:
I love her voice--it's so ethereal. The song is kind of haunting.
Nice transition from Lucinda - there is a definite musical similarity here, and maybe a spiritual one as well
themotion wrote:
It would be cool if RP had a wish list. That way when you view it and decided to purchase an album, you can order it through RP, giving them some $$$.
If you order from Amazon through the RP site, RP does get some money.
themotion wrote:
It would be cool if RP had a wish list. That way when you view it and decided to purchase an album, you can order it through RP, giving them some $$$.
Or what about downloading directly, like iTunes? It would be great to download a song as you are listening to it. Also, it would be great to have a decent alternative to iTunes.
okay, it's just buggin' me, so I have to ask...does anyone else hear a John Lennon song in here?
Previously unheard-of artists and titles that are this good are a part of what makes Radio Paradise SO fabulous! :good-vibes:
Geecheeboy wrote:
Try this: use the Amazon link at the top of the page, look at the cd, marvel over it, look at the prices. Then if the "used" (my own preference) price is too high, click "add to wish list" and then occasionally browse your own wish list, looking at the prices down the margin. If you are signed in, you can order with one dangerous click. But I nearly always buy used, and pay under $5 (before s/h).
It would be cool if RP had a wish list. That way when you view it and decided to purchase an album, you can order it through RP, giving them some $$$.
I thought this was Amos Lee, sounded just like him. Excellent song!
Coppertop wrote:
When ever I listen to something new and interesting, ... put it into a a file. At the end of each month I look over the list and get what I remember. :)
Try this: use the Amazon link at the top of the page, look at the cd, marvel over it, look at the prices. Then if the "used" (my own preference) price is too high, click "add to wish list" and then occasionally browse your own wish list, looking at the prices down the margin. If you are signed in, you can order with one dangerous click. But I nearly always buy used, and pay under $5 (before s/h).
mfassett wrote:
very nice... gotta add it to the wishlist....
When ever I listen to something new and interesting, ( enough to purchase ), I copy the song info: Artist: Lizz Wright < more from this artist > Song: Hit The Ground Album: Dreaming Wide Awake and put it into a a file. At the end of each month I look over the list and get what I remember. :)
Misterfixit wrote:
This is the epitome of the contralto. Lovely in all ways.
:yes:
This is the epitome of the contralto. Lovely in all ways.
themotion wrote:
Yeah ... Thought it was Ray LaMontagne at first. It's very good.
Funny, I thought it was Joan Baez. Same opinion.
rKokon wrote:
Another woman, like Lucinda Williams be4 her, whom at firs the listener may mistake for a man. Of this genre, this piece seems excellent, and I can make out all the words. Thank you for introducing me to wider music.
Yeah ... Thought it was Ray LaMontagne at first. It's very good.
very nice... gotta add it to the wishlist....
This is most excellent, another one for my Amazon wishlist.
bokey wrote:
Kind of intimidating.I don't know if it's the pic or the voice.Really good.
Exactly...but it is good indeed.
Daniel_Pittenger wrote:
It's a man, man!
Jealous?
Another woman, like Lucinda Williams be4 her, whom at firs the listener may mistake for a man. Of this genre, this piece seems excellent, and I can make out all the words. Thank you for introducing me to wider music.
scottdburnett wrote:
Perfect example of RP exposing me to artists that would never be heard from elsewhere.
A little Margo Timmons..a little Joan Armatrading?
My first thought was, "The tremolo on the guitar is too heavy".
Perfect example of RP exposing me to artists that would never be heard from elsewhere. Great song, haunting vocals....Most Excellent
This is an outstanding voice:)
Before I looked up at winamp, I was sitting at my desk thinking, "Ray Montaigne must've quit smoking or something..." I mean, the song even sounds a bit like "Trouble."
Kind of intimidating. I don't know if it's the pic or the voice. Really good.
It's a man, man!
highwindows wrote:
I bought the album 10 days ago - after my prior "rave" review. Slightly disappointed. "Hit the ground" fantastic - but all the other tracks a little samey in terms of tempo & style. Still think she has a GREAT voice - but in her next album she ought to try & mix things up a little more. I'd love to hear her doing some more up- tempo / "Aggressive" stuff!!
I had almost the same reaction to this CD...this song is beautiful though.
wow.. I'm moved.. this song is breautiful
Wow...first time I have heard her. Talented...love her voice.
Nice Voice! More please, Bill ....
This is what I'm talkin' bout!!!! No female artist on commercial radio has a voice like this, and I will never understand why. This woman can SING. I'd love to hear her really let go. :cheers:
Stunning. Absolutely stunning. (and nobody said that she sounds like Beth Orton.....)
She has a beautiful voice. I share this with only respect for her... Radio Paradise was playing in the background and i thought i heard dear Jerry Garcia's voice (i'll always love him). It wasn't Jer but lovely Lizz..The comments about Ray M prompted me to share my initial mis-identification.
Der... I thought this was Ray LaMontagne!
gorgeous voice
I bought the album 10 days ago - after my prior "rave" review. Slightly disappointed. "Hit the ground" fantastic - but all the other tracks a little samey in terms of tempo & style. Still think she has a GREAT voice - but in her next album she ought to try & mix things up a little more. I'd love to hear her doing some more up- tempo / "Aggressive" stuff!!
mem_313 wrote:
Wow... this is a great song! has anyone heard anything else off this CD?
I've got it and like it a lot. The music relies mainly on the strength of her vocals as the orchestration is minimal--like this song. I often listen to it when I'm getting ready to go to sleep and am reading a book in bed.
catmaven wrote:
Looked her up in AMG. Normally I hate "sultry" and "R&B," but I don't hate this! This is more influenced by plain blues, I think. Normally I sound closed-minded, but I guess I'm really not, because I will rate this highly.
How can anyone "hate" things sultry? A hot summer night, a slight breeze, a porch, a cold drink...sultry sounds like the ticket to me! And to "hate" R&B - girl, you got no soul!
I like the soulful sound and restraint she uses. I'd like to hear more from this cd.
C'mon Bill! Yer bringin me down! I like this tune, as well as the ones before, but I need some happy music today.
Wow... this is a great song! has anyone heard anything else off this CD?
Wow, beautiful song.
Damn...My soul shivers in delight... :good-vibes: