Friday, August 18, 2017

Cheryl Lynn – Instant Love (Extended)

Classics: Cheryl Lynn – Instant Love (Columbia)

Gifted with a unique voice, Cheryl Lynn proudly stands on a bunch of timeless classics. Beginning with ‘Got To Be Real’, her biggest classic ever which marked her debut back in 1978. But also the most remembered ‘Georgy Porgy’ along with Toto, ‘Shake It Up Tonight’ produced by Ray Parker, Jr. of the Raydio fame. Not to mention the Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis produced ‘Encore’…

‘Instant Love’, the title cut of her Luther Vandross and Marcus Miller produced album of the name, would make no exception in 1982. Featuring Fonzi Thornton and Tawatha Agee among others on backing vocals and Nat Adderley, Jr. on keyboards…

From the very first time I heard this gem, I remember it was… Instant ove!

Not that many artists happened to be producers in addition to their careers. And even less coming to do so with an alter ego. This is nevertheless what singer Luther Vandross and bassist Marcus Miller managed to do on many occasions.
Along with sound engineer Ray Bardani, they crafted an instantly recognizable signature. A sound one could hear for instance on Cheryl Lynn‘s ‘Instant Love’ album. But also Aretha Franklin‘s ‘Jump To It’ and ‘Get It Right’ albums. As on the major part of Vandross‘s repertoire.

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