Trav'lin' Light (Queen Latifah album)

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Trav'lin' Light
Studio album by Queen Latifah
Released September 25, 2007 (2007-09-25)
(see release history)
Genre Jazz, soul, blues, easy listening
Label Flavor Unit / Verve
Producer Ron Fair, Tommy LiPuma, Marc Shaiman
Queen Latifah chronology
The Dana Owens Album
Trav'lin' Light
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C+[2]

Trav'lin' Light is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Queen Latifah, released in the United States on September 25, 2007 by Verve Records. Following 2004's The Dana Owens Album, this is Latifah's second all-singing album containing cover versions of jazz standards.

The song "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die" won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s), presented to its arranger, John Clayton, while Trav'lin' Light was nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Poetry Man" (Phoebe Snow) – 4:40
  2. "Georgia Rose" (featuring Stevie Wonder) (Jimmy Flynn, Harry Rosenthal, Alex Sullivan) – 3:43
  3. "Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars" (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gene Lees) – 3:54
  4. "Don't Cry Baby" (Saul Bernice, James P. Johnson, Stella Unger) – 2:53
  5. "I Love Being Here with You" (Peggy Lee, William Schluger) – 2:52
  6. "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die" (Mann Curtis, Al Hoffman, Walter Kent) – 2:09
  7. "Trav'lin' Light" (Johnny Mercer, Jimmy Mundy, Trummy Young) – 4:05
  8. "I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl" (Nina Simone) – 3:06
  9. "I'm Not in Love" (Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman) – 4:47
  10. "What Love Has Joined Together" (Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers) – 3:40
  11. "How Long (Betcha Got a Chick on the Side)" (Anita Pointer, June Pointer, Patricia Pointer, Ruth Pointer, David Rubinson) – 5:41
  12. "Gone Away" (Donny Hathaway, Leroy Hutson, Curtis Mayfield) – 5:50
  13. "I Know Where I've Been" (from Hairspray) (Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman) – 4:13
  14. "Java Jive" (exclusive track available only on copies purchased on
Wal-Mart edition
  1. "Every Woman Is a Queen" – 1:53

"Every Woman Is a Queen" can also be heard in her CoverGirl commercials.


Chart (2007) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200[3] 11
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[3] 6
U.S. Billboard Top Jazz Albums[3] 1

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label
United States September 25, 2007 Verve
Australia September 29, 2007
Germany October 19, 2007 Universal
Japan October 30, 2007
United Kingdom November 5, 2007 Verve


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Trav'lin' Light > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-12-11. 
  2. ^ Willman, Chris (2007-09-28). "Trav'lin Light Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-06-16. 
  3. ^ a b c "Trav'lin' Light > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-12-11.