Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Randy Crawford - Best of (1996)


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.

TitleYearPop
Give Me The Night (Chill Night Remix)1995
Street Life (Edit)197936
One Hello1982

Imagine1982

Who's Crying Now1992
When I Lose My Way1981

Knockin' On Heaven's Door1989
Rio De Janeiro Blue1981

Cajun Moon1995
Your Precious Love1982
Last Night at Danceland1980

Same Old Story (Same Old Song)1980

In My Life1993

Everything Must Change1976


Personal Memory Associated with this CD:  None

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