Teena Marie is one of those musicians who brings back lots of childhood and teeny-bopper years and memories -- summers with cousins, ice cream trucks, trying to figure out what Fire and Desire is all about. Hmmmm....
Anyway. Now I'm an adult. And Teena Marie is still around. That's kinda cool.
Just picked up Sapphire, her latest. Haven't listened yet -- will do so on a quick weekend flight to Vegas. But I'm sure it's a gem like the other projects she's done. You gotta let me know what you think.
It's cool when musicians can keep their careers going, in the midst of the obsession with young singers who rely on computers and synthesizers to make them sound... uh, good.
Wish more continued... or had the opportunity to continue. Imagine if Gladys, Aretha, Diana, Patti, etc... topped the charts like the kids do today. Imagine if people sang about love, and not just getting paid... or cheating. Who would you like to see ruling the charts again?
(Since writing this post, I've listened to this CD a billion times. LOVE IT!)