Thursday, September 24, 2009

3 Play Thursday - Anita Baker.

[Editor's Note: Yep, new feature. Every Thursday, I'll play 3 tracks from one of my favorite artists. You add the pithy comments.]

Motor City songstress Anita Baker is a true legend of R&B/Soul music, winning eight Grammy Awards, and garnering four platinum albums and two gold albums to her credit. Sadly, she doesn't seem to be recording or touring anymore, a great career shortened by health and family problems. But damn if Nita' ain't put out some classic material in the 80's and 90's. Here's a trio of my favorites.

1. "Angel"

Man, if there any more beautiful song than "Angel"? I don't even need to add commentary to this. Just cop the headphones already.

If heaven had a soundtrack, Anita Baker would definitely be somewhere on it.

2. "I Apologize"

I'll admit, I wasn't really feelin' this song when it came out. Supposedly a song about her own personal relationships, it always struck me as an odd choice for a single.

Only after my own Pops died did I actually understand the lyrics. Nuff' said.

3. "Talk To Me"

Classic. Period.

Question: What's your favorite Anita Baker tune?!?

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