(Mood Tunes: Make Me The Woman You Go Home To and also Save The Overtime (For Me) by Gladys Knight and the Pips.)
Oh, how I wanted to be a Pip... and we won't talk about using the upright vacuum cleaner and cord as a fake mike to lip sync... the lead. Lawwwwwwd, you did it too ;-)
So to go beyond one single... You follow the lead of someone like Gladys Knight, who has been in the industry for over 50 years, and continues to perform and release projects when she's ready... and not for just trend/pop culture value.
Case in point... her new CD, Before Me, a jazz and standards-filled project that pays homage to the women who came before her... Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holliday, Sarah Vaughan, etc...
This week's People Magazine... with cover story "Pressure to be Thin"... gives the new Gladys Knight an excellent review. And here's an interview Gladys did with Tavis Smiley a few weeks back.
I've always thought of the singers of that generation... you know them all... that Gladys has the richest and most moving voice. Just powerful.
It's not often that our music veterans release projects... so this would be a good time to support real singing, a real voice, and a real woman who shows how to maintain a career beyond the charts, bling, and red carpets.
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