New Orleans is a city steeped in tradition from it's historic architecture and passion for food to it's reputation as the birthplace of jazz. Now the Crescent City has given birth to a new treasure, poet Starlyte, making her debut as a songwriter and producer. In this album, Starlyte pays tribute to musicians in 'Music Man,' delivers relevant messages to the world in 'Terror'and 'Heavenly Earth' then moves her spoken word into space in 'Alien Starlyte.' The lady makes love to 'Sweet Sweet Jazz' then leaves a lover cold in 'Cubic.' Vocalist Tracey Brown's rendition of her lyrics, 'When Heaven Is in Your Mind,' is heavenly. Starlyte has captivated audiences in her peformances with Walter Payton, Henri Smith, Michael Ray & the Cosmic Krewe, Eluard & Co., and many other local and international musicians. Starlyte's collaboration with music arranger, Richard Bird, and musicians: Tim Green, Eluard Burt III, Richard Bird, Carlos 'Du Du' Martinez, Mikiel Williams, Michael Ray, Jeffery 'Jelly Bean' Alexander, Alfred 'Uganda' Roberts, Eric Burt, and Nick Daniels III, has made her first CD a first. There is some music in this lady's genes. Her grandfather, James A. Palao, is pictured playing the violin with the original Creole Orchestra in the photograph (Charles L. Franck Collection) and King Oliver's Band in Vaudeville (Duncan Schiedt Collection, N.O. Jazz Museum). For the past three years Starlyte has performed with Eluard & Co., and Michael Ray & The Cosmic Krewe. Her most recent performance was in August 2003 at the Louis Armstrong festival in New Orleans where she moved the crowd with her 'Music Man' in a tribute to Satchmo. Starlyte is also a published author. Her book Sophonia is on sale at Barnes & Noble, 1st Books, and Amazon.com.
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