Friday, December 31, 2004
Syreeta – I Love Every Little Thing About You
Syreeta – To Know You Is To Love You
First of, thanks to Soul Sides for putting me up on a link, you can find them on my sidebar though I expect you already know them pretty well.
Aa change of pace for this last post before we enter 2005. Without wanting to step on any other blogger’s toes I thought it only right to slow things down for the end of the year.
Soul music lost a truly great singer this year when Syreeta Wright passed away. A long term collaborator with Stevie Wonder, her combination of warm, honey, vocals and meaningful lyrics combined to create some classic music. You can read about her life history here. She also sang backing tracks for Stevie with Minnie Riperton who I will no doubt cover in a future post.
I’ve put up two songs from Syreeta’s first album, aptly titled Syreeta . The album was produced by Stevie Wonder and his influence is pretty obvious all the way through it.
The first track, I Love Every Little Thing About You, is a funky cover of a Stevie song and the bopping bass is perfect for getting ready to go out on New Year’s Eve. The second track, To Know You Is To Love You, is a duet between Stevie and Syreeta and is just the kind of laid back soulful bliss you’ll need tomorrow morning if you’re out partying tonight.
Anyway, I’ll be away till mid next week partying (sitting at home nursing a hangover) so have a good new year and don’t forget to comment if you have any requests or want more information.