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Leela James has had the opportunity to perform with some of the greats including the late James Brown. She talks to us about her experience opening up for him on tour during his visit to “The D.L. Hughley Show.”

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“I learned a lot from him,” Leela said. “After the show he said ‘I’m passing the torch down to you, you youngins have to keep the soul music alive’.”

Listen to the audio player to hear Leela talk about how he inspired her, working with Marvin Gaye, R&B Divas and much more in this exclusive interview!


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