It is the nature of music to inspire. Almost every song is a reflection of a fragment of life: joy or sorrow, anger or angst, love or loss, positive or negative and everything in between. When she set out to create her... more » second CD, Nita Whitaker decided to focus her attention on the positive feelings that songs can inspire. Not to preach or teach, but to reach out and remind the listener that it's okay to dream, it's possible to change, and it's never too late to begin.« less
It is the nature of music to inspire. Almost every song is a reflection of a fragment of life: joy or sorrow, anger or angst, love or loss, positive or negative and everything in between. When she set out to create her second CD, Nita Whitaker decided to focus her attention on the positive feelings that songs can inspire. Not to preach or teach, but to reach out and remind the listener that it's okay to dream, it's possible to change, and it's never too late to begin.
"On my flight from the States I listened to four of her songs from her album "One Voice". Those were provided to me by United Airlines' board stereo system. The songs I heard including e.g. "Heaven holds the ones I love" were very passionate and deeply emotional. The lyrics almost brought me to tears. Nita Whitaker has a great voice and her melodies are fascinating. Listening to her for the first time made me grab a pen to write down her name. I immediately thought about ordering the CD, which happens very rarely. I can't wait to listen to all the songs..."
Stunning album that needs to be discovered
Pete | Central Islip, NY USA | 05/07/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first saw Nita Whitaker perform on Star Search about 10 years ago. She won every competition and eventually became the grand champion. I remember thinking that she was such a natural performer...a classy lady with a powerful expresive voice an incredible stage presence. I was so glad to discover this new album which shows that she has only improved with age, if improvement was even possible. The album covers everything from jazz to gospel to power ballads such as "Sending Out A Prayer" and "Heaven Holds the Ones I Love" which are my 2 favorites. No matter how many times I play them, I still get goosebumps. Nita is a rising star...and not many "Shine" as bright as hers."
A Voice That Must Be Heard!
Eric McCalla | Denver, COLORADO | 02/01/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I picked up Nita Whitaker's ONE VOICE while browsing in a local record store's "vocalists" section last weekend. Had never heard of Ms. Whitaker, but the cover photo caught my attention. Had it in my car's CD player before I even got out of the parking lot. What a voice indeed!She sings with assurance and a real way with phrasing and mood. You can hear resemblances, at least to my ear, of Donna Summer and Patti Austin. Not that her voice sounds just like theirs, but her style reminds of them. The production is smooth and well-matched to her voice. The strings section is a nice touch in a couple of the songs. There are both uptempo songs, as well as several great ballads, which I think are the high points. Especially the songs UNTIL NOW, SENDING OUT A PRAYER, and THAT'S WHEN I'LL BE THERE. I'll definitely seek out more artists from this independent label, and hopefully Ms. Whitaker brings us more of her songstress stylings soon!"sending out my applause" to you, 'Nita Whitaker..."
Rick Smith | Las Vegas, NV | 01/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an AWESOME CD! I bought this CD for one song only, "Heaven Holds The Ones I Love" and after listening to the other songs fell in love with the enitre CD. Whitaker's voice is very soothing and relaxing. The words to her songs are inspiring, uplifting and spitirual without being preachy.
HEAVEN HOLDS THE ONES I LOVE is a must for anyone who has lost a loved one. ONE VOICE reminds everyone that we are one people, one race, one family and how not only how America should be but the entire world. EYES OF A CHILD makes you remember what it was like to be a child, when you looked at everything innocently and the way that you wished you still viewed the world. WHEN MOUNTAINS WON'T MOVE is spiritual yet not preachy, it's a refreshing look at how to overcome problems you are facing. These are my top songs on the CD. I'm looking forward to hearing more from Whitaker!"