the music. the voice. the woman. anita.
there are two women in the world whose voices can make me melt into some sort of dream state while i'm wide awake. those two people are anita baker and sade. but since this post is about anita, i'm gonna make it about her. you see, anita reminds me of young memphis. when i say young memphis, i mean the memphis when i would spend the days/nights with grandaddy rev and go cruising in his mercedes while he would have miss baker playing. granddaddy rev was the reason i fell in love with anita. "body and soul". sigh.... "don't leave me out in the cold, just love me body and soul". i had NO idea what that meant but i did know that one day, i would. well, i do. hmph.
Miss Baker was born January 26, 1958 in Toledo, Ohio and she is an eight-time Grammy Award-winning, multi-Platinum rhythm and blues and soul singer and songwriter. [WORK!] To date, Baker has four Platinum albums and three Gold albums to her credit. This year, she embarked on a concert tour, entitled "An Evening with Anita Baker". Her performance at DTE Energy Music Theater on July 12, 2008, was recorded and Baker has announced plans to release a new DVD and/or CD live album in early 2009. I can't wait. she is truly a phenomenal singer, songwriter, and musician. my hat tips to her.
download these :
angel, body and soul, caught up in the rapture, giving you the best that i got, good love
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