Sunday, October 26, 2008

Vinyl? Check! 4: One Time for Syreeta...

It's difficult to pick a favorite from this album as Syreeta carries this one with the spirit of Minnie Riperton in her voice. Also worthy of mention are the contributors to this project: Stevie Wonder, Bll Withers, Billy Preston, Dorothy Ashby and Harvey Mason.

"Blame it on the Sun" is a song penned by Stevie Wonder and Syreeta 8 years after their divorce. This is one of the few songs on this album where Syreeta really pushes the vocals out and you can feel the emotion placed into the song. Poignant lyrics and lush instrumentation makes this one a stand out for me. The premise is similar to Milli Vanilli's "Blame it on the Rain" as one lover tries to justify the end of a relationship on everything but the lovers themselves.

Syreeta - Blame It On The Sun


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