Tuesday, June 27, 2017

David Peaston – We’re All In This Together (Remix)

Lost but not least! David Peaston – We’re All In This Together (Frankie Knuckles & David Morales Clubbed Mix) (Geffen)

“We’re all in this together. It’s up to us, we can make it better…” Strange as to how these few words seem to sadly remain so up to date in regards to the state of the world. With David Peaston‘s interpretation bringin’ the whole to a rare level of emotion.

A R&B song which David Morales and Frankie Knuckles got into another dimension on their remix. Just the way they did as a matter of fact speakin’ of Miles Jaye‘s ‘Heaven’. Therefore bridgin’ the gap with their House Music background…

Overview…
Saint Louis, MI native David Peaston surely had one of the most beautiful voices of all time. Raised in a family of musicians, his mom, Martha Bass, was a member of Gospel band The Clara Ward Singers. Meanwhile his older sister, Fontella Bass, made herself a high reputation in the Soul circuit from the release of the classic ‘Rescue Me’ back in the mid-60’s…

David Peaston got straight to fame with the release of his debut-album – ‘Introducing…’ – along with producer Michael J. Powell. We were then at the early days of New Jack Swing. And no surprisingly Teddy Riley came to remix ‘Two Wrongs Don’t Make It Right’ and ‘We’re All In This Together’. Two of the boiling offshots from the album. Not to mention his emotional interpretation of ‘Can I?’. This was not any song as a matter of fact, but the first single ever by the likes of Eddie Kendricks back in 1964!
‘Introducing…’ got David Peaston to win a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist the year after. Meanwhile David Morales and Frankie Knuckles brilliantly remixed ‘We’re All In This Together’. Therefore signing one of their best reworks ever.

Touring with Gerald Alston in Europe and Gladys Knight in America, David Peaston switched to MCA in 1991. There, he delivered his second album (‘Mixed Emotions’). He then joined his sister and his mom (Martha Bass) on a Gospel album entitled ‘Promises: A Family Portrait Of Faith’ 2 years later.

Diagnosed with diabetes during that decade, he had his legs amputated back in 2004, forcing him to use prostheses. This didn’t get get him away from performing though and releasing a last album – ‘Song Book: Songs Of Soul & Inspiration’ – in 2006.

David Peaston sadly succumbed from complications of the disease in his hometown, on Feb. 01, 2012. He was 54.

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