29 Sep 2019 Deniece Williams – 1979 – When Love Comes Calling

Significantly different from 1977’s Song Bird, When Love Comes Calling followed Deniece Williams’ success with Johnny Mathis on the number one Hot 100 single “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late” and subsequent album That’s What Friends Are For. Williams signed to Maurice White’s Columbia-affiliated ARC label, but White was otherwise all but absent compared to his level...

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23 Jul 2019 Betty Davis – 1975 – Nasty Gal

Funk and R&B singer Betty Davis was influenced by close friends like Jimi Hendrixand her ex-husband, jazz legend Miles Davis. In 1975, visionary music mogul Chris Blackwell signed her to his Island Records label, which released her groundbreaking album Nasty Gal. Davis' sexy growl conjures images of her the way she...

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