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Missy Eliott and Timbaland present Tweet, the newest addition to Missy's Goldmind Records and the first new star of 2002. A multidimensional singer, songwriter, musician and producer, Tweet beguiles with a blend of old school soul and new school hip-hop attitude, and moves into funky new territory that knocks down artistic boundaries in every direction. Southern Hummingbird ranges from hip-hop party grooves, to sultry love songs, to the songs that show Tweet at her most passionate and edgy, with an acoustic guitar. Whether you love powerful singing and emotionally honest songwriting, or just good beats and a good time, Tweet gives you something to connect with. Certified Gold by the RIAA. (4/02)

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Tweet is the classic show-biz story: an overnight sensation 10 years in the making. The sultry singer/songwriter traveled a long and twisted path to success, one that brought her in contact with Missy Elliott, who years later tracked her old friend down and rescued her from obscurity. The resulting effort is a crystal-clear triumph, much more old-school soul than contemporary R&B. Aside from the dance-driven "Oops (Oh My)," Southern Hummingbird's sound is far less electronic than the usual Missy and Timbaland coproduction. A good mix of party grooves and more intimate acoustic guitar work nicely balances Tweet's graceful vocals. Her style will inevitably draw comparisons to Minnie Riperton, though many would describe her as a female D'Angelo. Either way, fans of intelligent soul music will be glad Tweet stuck it out. Hummingbird is the work of an introspective and talented woman. --Rebecca Levine


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Song TitleArtist Time Price
  1. So Much To Say - IntroTweet 1:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. My PlaceTweet 4:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Smoking CigarettesTweet 4:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Best FriendTweet/Bilal 5:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Always WillTweet 4:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Boogie 2NiteTweet 4:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Oops (Oh My) (feat. Missy Elliott)Tweet 3:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Make Ur MoveTweet 3:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. MotelTweet 3:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
10. BeautifulTweet 4:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
11. ComplainTweet 5:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
12. HeavenTweet 3:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
13. Call MeTweet 2:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
14. DrunkTweet 5:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
15. Southern Hummingbird - OutroTweet 1:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
16. Sexual Healing (Oops Pt. 2)Tweet 4:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
17. Big Spender (Bonus Track on initial release only)Missy Elliott 3:10$0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 2, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • ASIN: B0000634ID
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (196 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,670 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By JOHNBLAZE on April 6, 2002
Format: Audio CD
First off, I'm going to start by saying this: If you are looking for the average Missy or Timbaland album, THIS IS NOT IT. Tweet's "Southern Hummingbird" is perhaps the most refreshing album I've heard in quite some time. From beginning to end (with the exception of the last two bonus tracks) are nothing short of musical ecstacy. The production on this album is very simple, stripped almost - leaving Tweet and her angelic voice to shine all over the album. The best examples of this is are songs like "My Place", "Smoking Cigarettes", and the heartbreaking song "Motel", in which Tweet discovers a lover sneaking around in a... well, a motel. Seems simple enough, right? Tweet's voice, coupled with only a single acoustic guitar easily makes this the most breathtaking song on the album. You can almost feel her emotion - her anger... Don't get me wrong, "party" tracks like "Oops (Oh My)", "Boogie 2nite", and "Make Ur Move" can definately move bodies on the dance floor, but the slow songs definately take control of the album. Another amazing track is "Drunk", which has an eerie haunted house-type feel to it. Like a previous reviewer commented, it's definately not a track you want to listen to while you're drunk. Spend some time with Tweet - it's not often that a Southern Hummingbird like this comes along to breathe new life into a stagnant R&B market.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By I.B. on April 2, 2002
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This new one from tweet brings the heat once again to the music world with "Southern Humming bird". From the first listen I was hooked and played it through 3 times over. The first single "Oops" makes you think this is another timbaland beat heavy cd, with just another R+B girl to sing over. Not the case here. The cd is very soulful with a lto of different sounds and beats.(fast , midtempo and slow) No matter how fast or slow the song is...they all have a soulful vibe to it. Missy did it right by bring tweet out in a different way. There is also a lot of guitar playing here. Makes it sound mroe liek a live session sometimes on some of the songs. (She is a godo live singer). Now to the songs....whats good?
My place(reminds you of something D'Angelo would make. real soulful), Smoking cigarettes, Best Friend(probably one of the most soulful tracks on the album), Always Will, Boogie 2 night(tight club song), Oops(we all know this..the song that started it all), Motel(real soulful with a story behind it), beautiful(Another on of my favorite soulful tracks), Heaven, Call me(Next single with another hot beat), Drunk(Song with another deep story behind it), Sexual Healing pt.2 (Tight remix that makes everythign different).
Overall tweet came strong for her debut and made it clear that its not just another R+B singer here. I would not be surprised if she droped a live cd later on...but for now this is good. anyone with doubts about this should pick this up and listen for themself. Its a good mix of sounds with a lot of soul.
Dont sleep.....get it!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 11, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Okay I admit that when I heard Oops! I was like okay she has a great voice, but she'll be a one hit wonder. Then I heard her on Jay Leno live and said out loud, "The girl can sho'nuff sang!" After I peeped the whole CD, I was hooked. Tracks like "Smoking Cigarettes" and "Beautiful" are reminiscent of old school. Tweet's acoustic guitar playing is wonderful on "Always Will" and "Motel". The album gives me a D'Angelo/Old school Prince feel. After reading negative reviews, I have to assume that these people are either deaf or young. To say Ashanti's CD is better than Tweet's is just scandelous. Ashanti is for the children and Tweet is for the mature adult who remembers what a Minnie Ripperton track would do for you. I think that Tweet is one of the most talented singers and artists to come out amongst the mediocres of the music business and the overrated neo-soul artists i.e. Alicia Keys. Tweet reminds one of what real music is and unlike Oops, the rest of the CD is not drum programmed beats. The whackest song on the entire CD is the Missy Elliot track "Big Spender". I don't know what the hell she was thinking. Anyway, if you like this CD...try Jaguar Wright and Syleena Johnson. These are two more sisters laying it down with real soul.
My favorite songs on the CD are:
Smoking Cigarettes
Motel
Beautiful
Best Friend (with Bilal)
Drunk
Always Will
My Place
I like the entire CD!!!!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By D. Micha on April 28, 2002
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SOUTHERN HUMMINGBIRD is absolutely awesome in every way. Aside from being a complete surprise, it's also a different take on todays R&B. This album is very sensual, mellow and stripped down. Charlene "Tweet" Keys has a smooth, sweet voice that conveys emotion with every note. She's very talented vocally, lyrically, and musically. She even plays the guitar on the acoustic driven "motel."
If you expect more of the hit single "oops (oh my)" on this CD you'll be disappointed. SOUTHERN HUMMINGBIRD is a different vibe all together. This is not the usual Missy/Timbaland sound; which is nice for a change. Tweet takes a stripped-down, mellow approach and emerges victorious. Instead of being shocked, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. It all begins with the inviting "my place" which is such a warm, smooth track. One of many.
Other gems are "smoking cigarettes" (which is a strange combination of acoustic guitars and a distorted beat), "best friend" (a laid-back soulful "is it love" tune), "oops (oh my)" (recalling a lesson in "self love"), "make ur move" (a club shaker), "complain" (a smooth bluesy track) and "drunk" (which sounds like an eerie, warped, like you could be drunk track). There are so many great songs on here that it's hard to spot a bad one.
This CD is such a much needed breath of fresh air in todays over produced market. I was pleasantly surprised as to how well the songs work here. In every way this SOUTHERN HUMMINGBIRD takes flight. It's a wonderful album.
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