This is the official website of Kosi, also known as The Sublime Miss Kosi, Kosi Gyebi, Kosi Gyebi Sorensen, Akosua Gyebi, and Akosua Gyebi Sorensen. She is a singer, vocalist, singer-songwriter, and arranger in jazz, r&b, blues, and rock music.

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All About Jazz | Kosi: Pictures of Us:

by Tyran Grillo published on Dec 15, 2014

House in the Sand: "Pictures Of Us" by Kosi:

Review by Vanessa Jertschewske published on September 15, 2014

Something Else! Reviews | Kosi - Pictures of Us (2014):

by Sammy Stein, published on Aug 28, 2014

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Release Date:

June 2, 2014
Kosi - Vocals
Jonathan Rooke - Vocals
Angeleisha "Trumpetess" Rodgers - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Brendon "Notorious" Biagi - Tenor Saxophone
Aron Marchak - Guitar
Dan Saulpaugh - Guitar
Julian Smith - Bass
Isaiah Pierce - Drums

Recorded and mixed by
Joe Davi at Cathedral Sound in Long Island City, NY
Johnny Young at Horizon Sound in Brooklyn, NY
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1. Wild is the Wind 6:23 [credits/lyrics]
Lyrics to Wild is the Wind (hide)

Love me, love me, say you do

let me fly away with you

for our love is like the wind

and wild is the wind

Give me more than one caress

satisfy this hungriness

let the wind blow through our hearts

for wild is the wind

You touch me, I hear the sound of mandolins

You kiss me, and with each kiss my life begins

You're spring to me, all things to me

you're life itself

LIke the leaf clings to the tree

oh, my darling, cling to me

for we are creatures of the wind

and wild is the wind

written by Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington
Flugelhorn - Angeleisha "Trumpetess" Rodgers
Vocals - Kosi
Guitar - Aron Marchak
Bass - Julian Smith
Drums - Isaiah Pierce
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2. I Already Know 6:46 [credits/lyrics]
Lyrics to I Already Know (hide)

You'll be so cold

I'll be emotional

you'll ignore me

call me crazy

It's obvious

what will come of us

Because I already know, I already know, I already know

how you're going to break my heart

I already know, I already know, I already know how

I'll be so mean

just to make a scene

you'll laugh when I curse

just to make it worse

I'd apologize

for my discerning eyes

but love has made me wise

Because I already know, I already know, I already know

how you're going to break my heart

I already know, I already know, I already know how

You'll be so cold

You'll still have my soul

I already know, I already know

I already know, I already know

I already know, I already know, I already know how

I already know, I already know

I already know, I already know

I already know, I already know, I already know how

Vocals - Kosi
Tenor Sax - Brendon "Notorious" Biagi
Guitar - Aron Marchak
Bass - Julian Smith
Drums - Isaiah Pierce
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3. Brianna 3:53 [credits/lyrics]
Lyrics to Brianna (hide)

I heard a song on the street today

and it made me think of you, Brianna

A soft guitar and if you had heard the song

you just might sing along

like "la-la-la"

'Cause every single pretty thing

every beauty seems to sing

Brianna

I saw a dress in a shop window

and it made me think of you, Brianna

The softest colors cascading from the waist

would just light up your face

like "ah-ah-ah"

'Cause every single pretty thing

every beauty seems to sing

Brianna

I saw a smile from a child today

and it made me think of you, Brianna

Vocals - Kosi
Guitar - Aron Marchak
Bass - Julian Smith
Drums - Isaiah Pierce
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4. The Star Crossed Lovers 3:43 [credits/lyrics]
written by Duke Ellington
Vocals - Kosi
Guitar - Aron Marchak
Bass - Julian Smith
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5. Pictures of Us 3:38 [credits/lyrics]
Lyrics to Pictures of Us (hide)

These shards, these things, these pictures of us

these broken promises, misunderstandings

hot on the rocks with a shot of brandy

These shards, these things, these pictures of us

those cold libations and bitter poisons

false expressions on paper frozen

Times I made you cry

times you made me hate you

times I'd wonder why

we kept these pictures of the past

these cocktails in a broken glass

Vocals - Kosi, Jonathan Rooke
Trumpet - Angeleisha "Trumpetess" Rodgers
Guitar - Aron Marchak
Bass - Julian Smith
Drums - Isaiah Pierce
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6. Your Angel (free!) 3:14 [credits/lyrics]
Lyrics to Your Angel (hide)

They call me evil

They call me evil

I try to do right, but they just tell me I'm wrong

I want to be loved, they say I don't belong

They say when I cry it's just a trap

that I'm up to something

They knock me down when I try to be strong

A beautiful woman is too easy to blame

when something goes wrong, just point the finger at Mame

they want to examen all my choices

with a microscope

and then in their judgement leave me nothing but shame

They call me evil

But you call me angel

I know I'm on to something good

each time I make you smile

I see that pretty face and know

I've done something worthwhile

I know I'm on to something good

each time I make you smile

I see that pretty face and know

I've done something worthwhile

And I can deal with what they say if I'm an angel to you

I can deal with what they say if I'm an angel to you

I can deal with what they say

I can deal with what they say

I can deal with what they say if I'm an angel to you

I can deal with what they say if I'm an angel to you

I can deal with what they say if I'm an angel to you

I can deal with what they say

I can deal with what they say

I can deal with what they say if I'm an angel to you

You call me angel

Vocals and Guitar - Kosi
Bass - Julian Smith
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7. Valerie 7:20 [credits/lyrics]
Lyrics to Valerie (hide)

Hello, I hope this letter finds you doing well

I've been blessed, and I have nothing bad to tell

I laugh often and I smile often, my life is good

But still the thought of you comes pealing through

just like a bell

And I want you to know that I still think of you

I want you to know that I still think of you

Valerie, Valerie, you've been on my mind

Valerie, Valerie, do you remember me sometimes?

I've been to Spain. I found the food to be divine

I've been to England, too. I find the people there are fine

I've loved and I've lost and I've found love again

and yet the tender way we danced that day

stays on my mind

And I want you to know that I still dance down that street

I want you to know that I still dance down that street

Valerie, Valerie, you've been on my mind

Valerie, Valerie, do you remember me sometimes?

Valerie, Valerie, you've been on my mind

Valerie, Valerie, do you remember me sometimes?

Hello, I hope this letter finds you

Hello, I hope this letter finds you doing well

I hope this letter finds you doing well

I hope this letter finds you

Vocals - Kosi
Tenor Sax - Brendon "Notorious" Biagi
Guitar - Aron Marchak
Bass - Julian Smith
Drums - Isaiah Pierce
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8. Untitled Art Song in E minor 6:36 [credits/lyrics]
Lyrics to Untitled Art Song in E minor (hide)

Cold lips to warm skin

Cold ice to warm gin

Cold guilt to warm sin

How dare you

do to me what you did to me

How dare you love me?

New life to old love

New fit to old glove

New push to old shove

How dare you

do to me what you did to me

How dare you leave me?

Vocals - Kosi
Guitar - Dan Saulpaugh
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9. Hoboken Blues 5:10 [credits/lyrics]
Lyrics to Hoboken Blues (hide)

You can come see me baby if that's what you want to do

You can come see me baby 'cause I ain't gonna go see you

The other side of that river baby I just ain't going to

You see a Hoboken man done turned my head around

I got them Hoboken blues, they're dragging me dragging me down

So I'm sorry for it baby but I ain't going back to that town.

Thursday we were making love all day

Love me so good he took my breath away

Friday night we got into a fight

and he had a new woman on Saturday

I got them Hoboken blues and they're dragging me down, they're dragging me down

So I'm sorry for it baby but I ain't going back to that town.

Sitting up in Harlem having me a beer

Waiting for the A train to take me out of here

You could be the one and we could have some fun

But Jersey, baby, I just don't go there

I got them Hoboken blues and it's dragging me down it's dragging me down

So I'm sorry for it baby, but I ain't going back to that town.

I got them Hoboken blues they done turned my head around

I got them Hoboken blues they're dragging me dragging me down

So I'm sorry for it baby but I ain't going back to that town.

Vocals - Kosi
Trumpet - Angeleisha "Trumpetess" Rodgers
Guitar - Aron Marchak
Bass - Julian Smith
Drums - Isaiah Pierce
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10. Lovers' Song (Be the One) 3:37 [credits/lyrics]
Lyrics to Lovers' Song (Be the One) (hide)

This could be a memory

or maybe just a fantasy

of when you're so close to me

Don't you feel the spirit rise

when you look into my eyes?

That electricity?

I want you to be the one who holds me when I'm shaking.

I think you could be just what I've been waiting for.

Do you hear the lovers' song?

It's been playing all along

when we do what we do.

Listen to the melody;

look around and then you'll see:

I'm the one next to you.

I want to be the one you run to when you're lonely

I think I could be just what you've been waiting for.

I want to be the one who takes you somewhere higher

I want you know that I know that I'm ready for more.

Tell me that it's just a game

that you never feel the same?

I don't believe a word.

Don't you know the secret's out?

Everybody's talking 'bout

or haven't you heard?

written by Kosi and DJ Kal (http://djkalisemo.bandcamp.com/)
Vocals - Kosi
Guitar - Aron Marchak
Bass - Julian Smith
Drums - Isaiah Pierce
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Kosi - Vocals
Jonathan Rooke - Vocals
Angeleisha "Trumpetess" Rodgers - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Brendon "Notorious" Biagi - Tenor Saxophone
Aron Marchak - Guitar
Dan Saulpaugh - Guitar
Julian Smith - Bass
Isaiah Pierce - Drums

Recorded and mixed by
Joe Davi at Cathedral Sound in Long Island City, NY
Johnny Young at Horizon Sound in Brooklyn, NY

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