lunes, 7 de septiembre de 2009

Janice Barnett: Janice (1975)

Nicknamed the Queen of Beach Music, Janice Barnett is a former beauty queen, center fold in Jet Magazine, who has been entertaining for decades many audiences across the USA with her astounding vocal abilities, similar to those of Gladys Knight. In 1971, Janice became the opening act for Tina Turner who, after seeing her perform, sent for Janice to come to her dressing room where she offered her a job to become one of the Ikettes. Janice father Linton said "No Way!"; so she took a record deal instead with Fantasy Records out of New York City opening for Kool and The Gang. She eventually moved to Los Angeles, California, where she met Richard Pryor. Richard heard her and immediately she became his protege'. He introduced her to Joe Hubbard at Maverick Flats, which later spinned off into Soul Train. They sent her to Tokyo, Japan and Geneva, Switzerland to develop her act. After returning to the United States, Joe took Janice to meet Harvey Fuqua, the well-known music producer of Motown Records. He produced an album for her on Fantasy Records, which has become a treasured collector's item among beach music fanatics. Her tunes are also featured on some of the best of collector's sets, including the ever so popular 'I Told You So' on Ripete Records Beach Beat Volume IV. The album, simply titled Janice, was recorded in 1975 and has got a sound which is almost in a Salsoul mode at times - not totally disco, but with some uptempo elements - mixed in with some warmer harmonies provided by Janice and her group, of the sort you might find on records by Double Exposure, although with the obvious female difference. The musicians playing with Barnett are Reggie Sadler: lead guitar & baritone background; Freddie Morrison: bass, second tenor; Norman Ferrington: drums & percussion & William Acosta. Other titles include 'Goody Two-Shoes', 'I Should Have Left You', 'Love on the Line', 'If I Had Known', 'Take Me Away' and 'Wake Up Smiling'. http://janicebarnett.net/, http://www.dustygroove.com/
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11 comentarios:

Nosi dijo...

http://rapidshare.com/files/276394113/Janice_Barnett_-_Janice__1975_.rar

Carlos Blanco dijo...

Here is one of the items of your wish list (not my rip): Jackie Ross + Nella Dodds + Jan Bradley + Mitty Collier in Soul Boppin Ladies

http://rapidshare.com/files/277005212/Soul_Boppin_Ladies.rar.html

Enjoy y muchas gracias

.::STELLA*DELLA::. dijo...

OMG SHE SOUNDS JUST LIKE GLADYS KNIGHT!

Nosi dijo...

Gracias por el link, Carlos, pero mucho me temo que está muerto :-(

Un saludo.

Carlos Blanco dijo...
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Carlos Blanco dijo...

Es que no se por que no se ve la extension del enlace en el comentario. Prueba con esto

http://rapidshare.com/files/277005212/Soul_Boppin_Ladies
.rar.html

Car

Nosi dijo...

Nada, hijo. Ni así. Qué se le va a hacer...

Carlos Blanco dijo...

Pfff, pues prueba este otro enlace. Lo he subido al servidor de megaupload

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=PY9SQAKH

A ver si de esta ya va...

pedro dijo...

thanks for this hope you had a nice holiday thanks angain

Nosi dijo...

Muchas gracias, Carlos!! Esta vez sí que funcionó! ;-)

ford1978 dijo...

Just found your site. Thank you