February 27, 2012

YOLANDA ADAMS – “My everything” (1991)

Yolanda Adams is one of the most talented vocalists in Gospel music. In the early 90s she recorded 3 remarkable albums with producer Ben Tankard. The track I chose here for my post is also co-written by Yolanda and Ben and it’s taken from her 1991 album “Through the storm” released on Tribute Records.

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 4:41

February 21, 2012

JERRY KNIGHT – “She’s got to be (a dancer)” - 1982

Let’s spice things up with a great Funky Soul number from 1982 produced by Leon Haywood. Taken from Jerry Knight’s LP “Love’s on our side” released on A&M Records. Let the groove carry you away!!!

Download file below (320 kbps)Total time 5:10

February 15, 2012

WHITNEY HOUSTON – 2 Rare Soulful Sessions – R.I.P.

Since February 1st we lost two remarkable vocalists: David Peaston and Whitney Houston. I have already posted David back in December 5, 2009. As far as Whitney is concerned, I decided to post 2 sublime rare steppers which she recorded back in 1990. “Feels so good” was written by Bryan Loren and “Dancing on the smooth edge” was co-written by David Lasley and Robbie Long. Both tracks were produced by Narada Michael Walden. These 2 gems were never released on CD and showcase Whitney’s commanding vocal range and soulful emotion.

Feels so goodTotal time 5:08

Dancing on the smooth edgeTotal time 5:01

February 09, 2012

GLENN JONES – “Show me” (1984)

Here’s one of the best compositions written by the great songwriter La Forest Cope aka La La. Taken from Glenn Jones’ 2nd LP entitled “Finesse” released on RCA Records in 1984.

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February 03, 2012

PATTI AUSTIN – “The heat of heat” (1985)

She is one of the finest vocalists in music business. Here she delivers a killer groove written and produced by the mighty duo of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. Taken from her 1985 LP “Gettin’ away with murder” released on Qwest Records.

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