Lost but not least! Kenny Lattimore – Days Like This (Lattimaw Remix) (Columbia)
There are days like this and days like this. In other words, Shaun Escoffery‘s Days Like This’ and Kenny Lattimore‘s. And both these days like this happen to be soulful and appealing, meanwhile comin’ up with the same title. But this is all what they have in common at the end. With this blowin’ ‘Days Like This’ hailing from the Kenny Lattimore‘s 1998 ‘From The Soul Of A Man’. And this with a remix courtesy of Kenny Dope and Louie Vega. A cut which I’ve been lucky enough to be given by the latter in NYC at the time. A few months before seeing Lattimore rockin’ on stage at one of the memorable MAW parties in Miami…
Not as famous as Shaun Escoffery‘s hit of the likes as a matter of fact. But as blowing if not even more. With thanks to Kenny Lattimore‘s vocal performance and its kind of jazzy background over a rumblin’ bassline…
Timeless to say the least. Mmeanwhile R&B famous producer Rodney Jerkins would come up with extra reworks on an alternative promo 12″ in the same time…
A native of WDC, Kenny Lattimore grew up on Gospel and R&B/pop, listening to icons such as Chaka Khan, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder. His freshman year at Howard University givin’ him way to becoming the lead singer for transient R&B group Maniquin. Eventually delivering a lone emonymous album for Epic back in 1989. Its lead single, ‘I Wanna Ride’, comin’ up with production work courtesy of Charlie Wilson of The Gap Band fame.
Lattimore relocated to New York City as a solo act and signed with Columbia in 1995. Releasing his epnonymous debut-album the year after. And, by that scoring two Top 20 hits by the likes of ‘Never Too Busy’ and ‘For You’, in a mellower vein.
His second album – ‘From The Soul Of A Man’ – saw the light to critical aclaim two years later, featuring extra classics such as ‘If I Lose My Woman’ and ‘Days Like This’. The latter eventually comin’ up with some firing remixing work courtesy of Masters At Work who eventually invited him to perform at their memorable party during the WMC in Miami.
Lattimore resurfaced with a new album – ‘Weekend’ – back in 2001 on Arista. With its groovy opening title track bringin’ him to R&B territories, meanwhile discretly using a sample of Blondie‘s ‘Rapture’.
Marrying R&B singer Chanté Moore on Jan. 01, 2002, he and his wife came with a duet album – ‘Things That Lovers Do’ – the year after. And they eventually repeated the exercise in 2006 with ‘Uncovered/Covered’ on LaFace/Verity/Zomba Music Group.
Another two years on, and Lattimore delivered a cover album for Verve by the likes of ‘Timeless’. With its lead single, ‘You Are My Starship’ being a rendition of Norman Connors‘ classic of the likes. And in 2012, he launched his own label, SincereSoul, eventually releasing his ‘Back 2 Cool’ album in January 2013. Meanwhile sharing the bill with Kelly Price on its title track, but also with Lalah Hathaway on ‘Nothing Like You’.
His latest album to date – ‘Vulnerable’ – seeing the light back in October 2017.