Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1

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Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1
Who Is Jill Scott album cover.jpg
Studio album by Jill Scott
Released July 18, 2000
Recorded March–May,2000; A Touch of Jazz Studios
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Length 72:59
Label Hidden Beach
Producer Dre & Vidal, Jeff Townes, Darren Henson, Keith Pelzer, James Poyser, Carvin Haggins, The Grand Wizzards, Ted Thomas, Jr.
Jill Scott chronology
Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1
Experience: Jill Scott 826+
Singles from Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1
  1. "Love Rain"
    Released: 2000 (no video)
  2. "Gettin' In the Way"
    Released: April 11, 2000
  3. "A Long Walk"
    Released: August 29, 2000
  4. "The Way"
    Released: June 5, 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (3-star Honorable Mention) link
Entertainment Weekly A link
LA Weekly Favorable link
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars link
PopMatters Favorable link
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars link
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars link
Time Favorable link
Yahoo! Music Favorable link

Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1 is the debut album by American R&B-soul singer–songwriter Jill Scott, released in the United States on July 18, 2000 by Hidden Beach Recordings to positive acclaim. The album was nominated for Best R&B Album at the 2001 Grammy Awards, whereas "Gettin' in the Way", "A Long Walk", and "He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat)" were nominated for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance in 2001, 2002, and 2003, respectively. The album has been listed as one of the best albums of the 2000s by Slant Magazine.[1]

While not released as a single, the album track "He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat)", dedicated to Scott's then-husband Lyzel Williams, became a particularly popular song at Scott's live and televised performances. It also received a club makeover as dance remixes of the song gained popularity and were later included on her subsequent 2001 Experience: Jill Scott 826+ album. Gospel singer Karen Clark Sheard and her daughter Kierra also covered the song with new gospel lyrics and ad-libs on the former's 2003 album The Heavens Are Telling. Beyoncé included the song as part of a medley with "Dangerously in Love 2" during her Beyoncé Experience world tour in 2007. The song was also covered by the German pop trio Monrose on their 2006 DVD Popstars - The Making of Monrose.

The twelfth track, "The Roots (Interlude)", is an excerpt of the live version of The Roots' 1999 song "You Got Me" (originally featuring Erykah Badu), which Scott co-wrote. Following twenty-six four-second blank tracks after the seventeenth track, "Show Me", a remix of "Love Rain" featuring rapper Mos Def appears alongside the album's bonus track, "Try".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Jilltro" (Andre Harris, Darren Henson) – 1:03
  2. "Do You Remember" (Jill Scott, Harris) – 4:43
  3. "Exclusively" (Scott, Jeff Townes) – 2:05
  4. "Gettin' In the Way" (Scott, Vidal Davis) – 3:56
  5. "A Long Walk" (Scott, Harris) – 4:41
  6. "I Think It's Better" (Scott, Harris) – 1:42
  7. "He Loves Me (Lyzel In E Flat)" (Scott, Keith Pelzer) – 4:45
  8. "It's Love" (Scott, Henson, Pelzer) – 5:54
  9. "The Way" (Scott, Harris) – 4:16
  10. "Honey Molasses" (Scott, Carvin Haggins) – 2:41
  11. "Love Rain" (Scott, Davis) – 4:12
  12. "The Roots (Interlude)" (Ahmir Khalib Thompson, Tariq Trotter, Scott Storch, Scott) – 0:57
  13. "Slowly Surely" (Scott, Henson, Don Thompson) – 4:35
  14. "One Is the Magic #" (Scott, Davis) – 3:48
  15. "Watching Me" (Scott, Ted Thomas, Jr., Rich Medina, Roy Ayers, William Allen) – 3:45
    • Contains a sample of Roy Ayers' "No Stranger to Love" (Roy Ayers, William Allen)
  16. "Brotha" (Scott, Pelzer, Allen Toussaint) – 3:25
  17. "Show Me" (Scott, Davis) – 4:06
  18. "Try"/"Love Rain" (Remix featuring Mos Def) ("Try": Scott, James Poyser) – 10:07

UK tour[edit]

Jill Scott made her third visit to the UK to complete a six-date tour in November 2000.[2]



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  2. ^ "Scott's 'Beautifully Human' Due In August". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Jill Scott – Who Is Jill Scott? - Words And Sounds Vol. 1 – swisscharts.com". swisscharts.com. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  4. ^ "Chart Stats – Jill Scott – Who Is Jill Scott?". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-07-22. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  5. ^ a b c "Who Is Jill Scott?: Words and Sounds, Vol. 1 > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  6. ^ "CRIA: Gold & Platinum – July 2001". CRIA. July 31, 2001. Retrieved 2009-02-17. 
  7. ^ "BPI Certified Awards". BPI. March 16, 2001. Retrieved 2009-11-27. 
  8. ^ "RIAA – Gold & Platinum". RIAA. September 9, 2004. Retrieved 2009-02-17. 
  9. ^ "Jill Scott: The Billboard Cover Story". Billboard.com. 2009-09-14. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 

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