GREATEST HITS WEEK (JUNE 29 - JULY 5, 2015)
Crawford has an average voice, but she more than makes up for it in passion, emotion, and versatility plus she surrounds herself with great musicians. She moves with ease between genres - R&B to funk to soul to jazz. Like many people, I came to Crawford through her vocals on The Crusaders' Top 40 single, Street Life, and her contributions to the Casino Lights compilation, but even then that wasn't until the '90s. Lots of covers here, some hit, some don't (want a quiet storm cover of a Journey tune? It's here). Because of material (not performances), it's only a good album, not a great one, but most of the tunes would fit in nicely in an Al Jarreau - Anita Baker - George Benson mix/shuffle/playlist.
No liner notes beyond basic credits. Below, I've marked my favorites with a ✔ and tracks I skip with a ✘.
Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: Did not chart
Tracks: 14 tracks, 66 minutes.
|Give Me The Night (Chill Night Remix)||1995||✔|
|Street Life (Edit)||1979||36||✔|
|Who's Crying Now||1992||✘|
|When I Lose My Way||1981|
|Knockin' On Heaven's Door||1989||✘|
|Rio De Janeiro Blue||1981|
|Your Precious Love||1982||✔|
|Last Night at Danceland||1980|
|Same Old Story (Same Old Song)||1980|
|In My Life||1993|
|Everything Must Change||1976|
Personal Memory Associated with this CD: None