Wednesday, August 23, 2017

10 essential Love songs

10 essential love songs10 essential Love songs… Love is the most precious gift on earth and, as such, has been the subject of countless demonstrations from litterature to cinema, not to mention music.
Therefore, and like always, a selection is necessarily limited, even though God knows how the matter has been on the lips of numerous artists, meanwhile bringing many of us to dream, think, pray along with the circumstances. As a result, many are those we couldn’t talk about here, even though they would have definitely deserved a mention…
No need to say how this selection is way from being exhaustive. Nevertheless, you should find thereafter a pretty much illustrative sample of highly emotional pieces of art where the quality predominates, be it from the melody and the arrangements, the lyrics and/or the vocal performances, and most likely altogether as one. Wishing you’ll enjoy the ride as much as we did, while putting it together for you, with your feedback, and a mention of your favorite song more than welcome…

10 essential Love songs / Keith Washington – Make Time For Love (Qwest Records)
Opening this non exhaustive selection, the title track of his 1991 released debut-album on Quincy Jones‘s label, and certainly his standout song, displaying a rare emotion with the help of Washington‘s impressive vocal range…
10 essential Love songs / Surface – Give Her Your Love (Columbia)
Mostly remembered for ‘Falling In Love’ (on Salsoul Records) and ‘Happy’, Surface went on to deliver some of the most beautiful melodies one can think of, with the help of Jazz flute player, songwriter, producer David ‘Pic’ Conley, as brilliantly illustrated on this vibrant ballad taken from their 1990 released ‘3Deep’ album…
10 essential Love songs / Anita Baker – Giving You The Best That I Got (Elektra)
One of American Soul/Jazz songstress Anita Baker‘s signature cuts along with ‘Sweet Love’ and ‘Caught Up In The Rapture’. Taken from her 1988 released album of the name. Co-written by the lady herself with Randy Holland and Skip Scarborough
10 essential Love songs / Lenny Williams – Cause I Love You (ABC)
By the one made renown with ‘Choosing You’ back in 1977. Taken from his follow up album – the aptly titled ‘Spark Of Love’ that would spawn the highly sought after ‘You Got Me Running’, the former Tower Of Power lead singer reachin’ one of his definitive peaks on this highly heartbreaking song…
10 essential love songs / The Isley Brothers – Make Me Say It Again Girl (T-Neck Records)
Sitting on one of the most consistent repertoires in the history of contemporary music, The Isley Brothers not only achieved to become one of the most exciting Funk bands on earth. They also delivered outstanding ballads, with this statement, taken from their 1975 released ‘The Heat Is On’ album, standing as a love manifesto…
10 essential Love songs / Beyoncé – Speechless (Columbia)
From her 2003 released ‘Dangerously In Love’ album that would mark her debut as a solo artist, Beyoncé delivering one of her most beautiful songs ever under the form of this vibrant ballad obviously marked by a one of a kind guitar part reminding of The Isley Brothers
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