Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
Patrice Rushen was an R&B-jazz vocalist/pianist/songwriter who in the 70's and 80's had numerous albums make the Billboard charts. The majority of her work originally came out on Elektra Records but has never been issue... more »
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Patrice Rushen was an R&B-jazz vocalist/pianist/songwriter who in the 70's and 80's had numerous albums make the Billboard charts. The majority of her work originally came out on Elektra Records but has never been issued on CD anywhere in the world until now. Now was her third highest charting album, reaching #40 in 1984. It features the hit single 'Feels So Real (Won't Let Go)'. Wounded Bird Records. 2003.
Patrice Rushen ~ NOW (Or Any Other Time)!
Kirk Douglas Provo | Halifax, NS, and Toronto, ON, CANADA | 05/27/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This delightful funk/soul/pop recording opens up with the infectious "Feels So Real (Won't Let Go)" which was somewhat of a hit for Ms Rushen, or Baby Fingers as she will be forever known to diehard fans. Though it came after her dance smash (the often-covered/sampled) "Forget Me Nots", it was a testament that the artist was not "going anywhere" but forward. Known chiefly for her exceptional keyboarding skills (and these days a Musical Director of choice for television extravaganzas), Rushen is also a gifted vocalist with a unique breathy quality that stays pretty while not submitting to Madonna-like vapidness. There is art in her deceptively simple singing, superbly showcased on this collection of songs.
The groove that starts off "To Each His Own" reminds one of a Hall & Oats groove, but soon gives way to a great message: "...understanding is the real thing ..." Who says you cannot think while dancing?! I am STILL humming this one's chorous ...!
"My Love's Not Going Anywhere" is a sweeping mid-tempo adult "lullaby" about enduring love, while "Heartache Heartbreak" is a thoughtful piece on the downside of falling in love. This one is easy to relate to and consummately crafted. The honey-sweet melody is a keeper.
"Get Off (You Fascinate Me)" is a magnificently funky up-tempo number ... so very very funky!
"Superstar" is a tune about the kind of person now commonly known as a "Diva". The classical piano that pops up in the middle of the long workout of a song is simply incredible. Expert demonstration in the art of mixing. For a minute it is like two songs going on concurrently.
"High in Me" is heavenly, setting the mood for love.
Also noteworthy are the jams "Gotta Find It" and "Perfect Love" .
Bottom line: one of my favorite R&B albums.
Remembering the 80s i loved this album
mr delroy robert williams | streatham uk | 02/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i rember buying this album and lovin all the tracks when i listen to it now on my vynil it brings back so many memories, feel so real with its sparse beats. high in me gotta find it witch is a good mid tempo tune and my favorite track to each his own which sounds freah today alongside any other classic slow jam ive being looking for this album for such a long time on cd and i recomend it to any patrice rushen fan or anyone who appriceates good solid 80s soul tunes that you will remember trust me buy it"