Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
A Dance Classic
cwj | Seattle | 01/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"American Sharon Redd was the diva of choice for serious UK clubbers in the early 80s. Redd, at one time a member of Bette Midler's "Harlettes", managed to obtain British chart success long before Midler did. This album, one of three she recorded for the Prelude label, contains the majority of her UK hit singles. The production on this album is stunning as is Redd's deep, rich voice. The biggest hit, "Never Give You Up" is a dancefloor monster, a once heard/never forgotten experience. Redd was equally adept at ballads, as "Takin' A Chance On Love" will demonstrate. Sadly, Redd died in 1992, and yet again, a great voice was silenced. This CD is a must for those into great dance music, and great voices."
Uh..not that it matters much at this point, but...
fred | Who knows? | 01/06/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"...in hindsight, this forgotten record, released on a long-defunct New York disco label, was one of the better R&B albums of the early 80's, if not one of the very best. Go ahead - compare it to "Midnight Love," "The Songstress," etc...Sharon's rich, excitable contralto is in the winner's circle, and the Eric Matthew/Darryl Payne production rode the cutting edge of New York funk/dance of the day.
Thus, the album's three hits: "Beat The Street," "Never Give You Up," and "In The Name of Love" clicked with the emergent hip-hop, latino and white gay dancefloor crowds, respectively, of the day. And the album's ballads are pretty good, too!"
MY BEST ALBUM
CHRIS SMITH | HONOLULU, HAWAII United States | 01/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"ITS THE BEST ALBUM I HAVE,AND I HAVE A LOT.THEIR ARE SOMETHING ABOUT HER TUNES THAT SEEM TO STICK WITH YOU.NOT MANY PEPOLE HAVE HEARD OF HER.I DONT KNOW HOW THAT CAN BE POSSIBLE..ITS A MUST ...YOU MUST GET IT.... ALOHA"