Comin' From Where I'm From
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Comin' From Where I'm From

September 23, 2003

Song Title Artist
Mama Knew Love Anthony Hamilton
Cornbread, Fish & Collard Greens Anthony Hamilton
Since I Seen't You Anthony Hamilton
Charlene Anthony Hamilton
I'm A Mess Anthony Hamilton
Comin' from Where I'm from (Radio Mix) Anthony Hamilton
Better Days Anthony Hamilton
Lucille Anthony Hamilton
Float Anthony Hamilton
My First Love Anthony Hamilton featuring LaToiya Williams
Chyna Black Anthony Hamilton
I Tried Anthony Hamilton

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: September 23, 2003
  • Release Date: September 8, 2003
  • Label: Arista
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  • Total Length: 52:10
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  • ASIN: B00138J17G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (253 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,138 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars he's got soul , he's just that good!! November 4, 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
this is just the music I was looking for in my life,
and to add to my music collection,every song is good
and some are great, and some just make me get up and
dance and feel good.'mama knew love' the perfect song
to start this cd off, 'cornbread & fish' track 2 keeps '
the cd going and track 3,4,5, get you ready for track
6'which is why I got this cd, he sang this on tv and
blew me away with it, I have'nt seen someone sing with
so much soul and passion sence I cant remember who?
'Comin from where I'm from' is just a great song ,
track 11' was the next track which took my breath away
and got under my skin, I mean this is a great cd, song
for song this guy sings his heart out and puts all his
soul into each song, just like it should be, Anthony
Hamilton is going to bring back soul music to all of
us , there was a void in my music life ,a space missing
and thanks to this cd I have reason to get excited again about
music , thank you anthony,
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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The truly great soul singers have the ability to draw you into their music by revealing their pain in their records. Their power is unbridled, and you find yourself trying to recreate their raspy delivery all day everyday. There have been a handful of talents with this power, Sam Cooke, Al Green, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Rahsaan Patterson, and yes Anthony Hamilton.
This is real music too, not a whole lot of sampling and interpolating going on here. The one notable sample on the CD however is the clever usage of Jay-Z's "Momma Loves Me" which set's the tone for the CD's first track, "Momma Knew Love". After your head stops bobbin and you take time out to experience the lyrics and the delivery you realize there is a story teller at work. 12 songs later you emerge from his world, his upbringing, his biography, enlightened and educated about one man's struggle to grow up, live learn and love. It doesn't get any better than this. I will own 6 copies of this one, just as I do Rahsaan Patterson's first two offerings. I cannot wait for his sophomore effort. Thanks for the music Mr. Hamilton
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE DEFINITION OF EXCELLENCE November 19, 2003
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Music affecionado that I am, I'm surprised to have stumbled on this effort unintentionally because most of what I find, I'm looking for. And I use the word effort loosely because Anthony Hamilton seems to exert NONE, I repeat no effort whatsoever, to pour out his soul in such a way to take one back to the day of pure unadulterated heartfelt music. I have not heard an artist sing from the soul like this in TOO MANY years. There is no "matrix" here: no tricks, no magic (except for the magic that seems to emanate from the man's very soul) ... If you don't know, YOU BETTER ASK SOMEBODY and that somebody is me. If you DON'T obtain this, you are missing out on one of life's greatest musical experiences, a classic that will go down in music history, and if it doesn't, the world's gone crazy! Get it: beg, borrow ... whatever you have to do. If you want the REAL, this is truly it. If your heart CAN'T feel this, then call the coroner, cause your pulse has ceased!! A big shout out: thank you, Mr. Thomas, for leading me down the right path!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I'm a Mess August 8, 2006
By Mags
Format:Audio CD
I know he has a newer album out, but I am still obsessed with Anthony Hamilton's "I'm a Mess," from 2003's Comin' From Where I'm From. And here's why:

There's just something about Anthony Hamilton's voice. Its rough, gravelly quality smoothed out with a bit of molasses betrays a long history of pain, of rough times, of love lost and found. His voice is instantly recognizable: gruff and gritty, yet tender; strong and earthy, with a thin undercurrent of emotional fragility just below the surface. And while the very timbre of his voice is a play on opposites, one thing is for certain: Anthony Hamilton sings the truth, chile.

The song begins with Hamilton's belting out a loud and soulful "Oh." But it's not just any "oh." Oh no. Immediately, this "oh" hints at the despair, the frustration, and a bit of hopefulness that he's feeling. And this "oh" leaves you smoldering. Guts wrenched out. Get ready for what's coming up. Anthony's got a story to tell you.

He's split up with his lover, his best friend, his soul mate. Any breakup is painful to some degree, but this particular kind, the kind I like to call the "no call, no show" tactic, has got to be one of the worst:

You could have called, you could have wrote, you could have tried

I'd rather you slit me `cross the throat so I can die

Instead of leaving, no explanation as to why

You don't want me no more

Anyone who's been dumped in this way immediately understands the bewilderment; the betrayal; the endless questioning of self; the indescribable pain.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars REAL MUSIC, REAL SOUL December 30, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Comin From Where I'm From is an amazing collection of work. Anthony Hamilton has a voice that makes you feel and lyrics that draw you into the detail of emotion and experience. In our current time with the worldwind of candy corn Pop music and an over abundance of those falsely using the Neo-Soul title, Hamilton displays the purity of his craft and gives a shining example of the Neo-Soul/R & B genre.
Hamilton's vocal range is equally enjoyable. He goes from rugged and gritty in "Mama Knew Love," to gentle and almost whispy in "Lucille." From beginning to end you are allowed a view into the the heart of this artist and shown his interpretation of the many facets of love.
I enjoy this CD immensely and recommend it to anyone who'll listen. Comin From Where I'm From is certainly on my top 10 list for great albums of 2003.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT 1st album!!!! .
Still fresh and measures up well after all these years. Classic, good music at its best. Have my 14 y/o appreciating it :)
Published 1 month ago by A. A. Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars outstanding service, it s what I wanted,
outstanding service, it s what I wanted, its the type of music I like, will recommento any one that like him
Published 1 month ago by John A Jones SR
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent album
I'm a metal head and I like this album a lot. Can't really explain it except that it's just really good.
Published 2 months ago by Casey G. Hancock
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
I bought this CD for my mom. Loves Anthony Hamilton. Several songs are a pleasure to listen to; great CD.
Published 3 months ago by tabitha williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Got R & B Soul?
Great album! Unique vocals, and a come to Jesus delivery! They don't make music like this anymore! Buy this one!
Published 6 months ago by William Battle
5.0 out of 5 stars cd's
good would or will do buss, with them again, they got my order right an that's all you can ask for.
Published 6 months ago by rattlesnake
1.0 out of 5 stars Sent right artist case but wrong cd
Terrible service ordered a cd it took almost 3 weeks to get it then once I got it the cd it was the the right artist but wrong cd inside !! Highly disappointed !
Published 7 months ago by kim thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best!
I love every song and I play it a lot. He is such a talent and his music is natural and real. Keep up the good work and look forward to more.
Published 9 months ago by Maybell
4.0 out of 5 stars VERY GOOD ALBUM!!!
Published 13 months ago by LINCOLN WASHINGTON
5.0 out of 5 stars Soulful
Clearly a CD for the ages Anthony Hamilton was dynamic. you can play this CD for the beginning to the end. I I would recommend a CD so anyway
Published 13 months ago by Dennis
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