Song Stuck in Our Heads Today: Anita Baker’s “Sweet Love” (1986)
Song Stuck in Our Heads Today: Anita Baker’s “Sweet Love” (1986) Anita Baker ARTIST: Anita Baker TITLE: “Sweet Love” ALBUM: Rapture (1986) | Tribute BUY: Amazon WATCH/LISTEN: “Sweet Love” appears on Anita Baker’s 1986 album ‘Rapture’
Song Stuck in Our Heads Today: Anita Baker’s “Body And Soul” (1994)
“Body And Soul” appears on Anita Baker’s 1994 album ‘Rhythm of Love’ Anita Baker ARTIST: Anita Baker TITLE: “Body And Soul” ALBUM: Rhythm of Love (1994) WATCH/LISTEN: Song Stuck in Our Heads Today: Anita Baker’s “Body And Soul” (1994)
Happy 60th Birthday to Anita Baker, Born January 26, 1958
Please join the Albumism team in celebrating Anita Baker’s musical legacy and share your personal Anita Baker classy, refined brand of romantic soul, Anita Baker was one of the definitive quiet storm singers of Happy 60th Birthday to Anita Baker, Born January 26, 1958 Please join the Albumism team in celebrating Anita Baker’s musical legacy and share your personal memories of her with us.
Anita Baker’s Debut Album ‘The Songstress’ Turns 35 | An Anniversary Retrospective
Happy 35th Anniversary to Anita Baker’s debut album The Songstress, originally released May 31 , 1983. Songbird Anita Baker's voice is like a finely tuned instrument, like a soaring violin and her Anita Baker Anita Baker’s Debut Album ‘The Songstress’ Turns 35 | An Anniversary Retrospective Anita's voice, with The Songstress enduring as a solid entree into the heavenly musical sphere of Ms. Anita Baker. LISTEN:
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 30 Years of Anita Baker’s ‘Rapture’
Happy 30th Anniversary to Anita Baker’s sophomore album Rapture, originally released March 20, 1986. On March 20, 1986, singer Anita Baker released her second (and first major label) album Rapture, a sultry assemblage of eight songs that proved Eighties R&B could be both elegant and classy. It’s also the same effort that marked the beginning of Baker carving out a niche for herself as one of music’s most distinctive vocalists, delicately belting out an unprecedented contralto vocal style from a petite frame that’s both rotund and bedazzling, but far from being overproduced. Released by Elektra Records, Rapture was the follow-up project to the Toledo-born, Detroit-bred singer’s 1983 solo debut The Songstress, commissioned by Beverly Glen Records. The Songstress spawned a trilogy of memorable ballads (“No More Tears,” “You’re the Best Thing Yet,” and the Baker standard “Angel”), but has yet to rival the critical acclaim and commercial success that Rapture would eventually garner. Arguably one of the most comforting collections of music with vocals on wax, Rapture’s album cover features Baker with her eyes closed, seated in a semi-fetal position in front of a charcoal grey backdrop. Gripping her left arm with her right hand, Baker clenches and grips her long black dress, inferring that the full-length set clocking in at around 37 minutes is a repertoire of songs suitable for black radio stations’ quiet storm formats or a candlelit evening, spent either in solitude or with that special someone. On the other hand, Baker’s formal arrival onto the music scene also signaled somewhat of a musical rebellion, affording her voice and its range to shine front-and-center. Rapture is filled with slick and sophisticated production, pairing Baker with producer Michael J. Powell, the keyboardist and her former bandmate from funk/R&B outfit, Chapter 8. Together, Baker and Powell concocted material that married R&B with smooth jazz arrangements to produce a tastefully executed adult contemporary essence with a hint of crossover Anita Baker on one essential element: the unparalleled passion that defines Baker’s voice. BUY Anita Baker’s Rapture via Amazon | iTunes LISTEN: TRIBUTE: Celebrating 30 Years of Anita Baker’s ‘Rapture’
100 Most Dynamic Debut Albums: Anita Baker’s ‘The Songstress’ (1983)
Anita Baker singular phenomenon in romantic soul, Anita Baker made her first stint on the music front as a lead 100 Most Dynamic Debut Albums: Anita Baker’s ‘The Songstress’ (1983) Album” below to explore each album or view the full album index here. ANITA BAKER | The Songstress
Happy Birthday to Oleta Adams, Born May 4, 1953
schlock that has plagued such gifted vocalists as Anita Baker. Despite ample production from Stewart ), Michael J. Powell (Anita Baker, James Ingram), and Alan Rich and Jud J. Friedman (Whitney Houston), but
Albumism Welcomes Christopher A. Daniel as Our Newest Contributor
, a stellar revisiting of Anita Baker’s classic album Rapture, which celebrates its 30th anniversary
Albumism Welcomes Steven E. Flemming, Jr. as Our Newest Contributor
): The 5th Dimension | Portrait Anita Baker | Rapture The Carpenters | Horizon DeBarge | In a Special Way Kenny Lattimore | Kenny Lattimore
100 Most Dynamic Debut Albums: Sade’s ‘Diamond Life’ (1984)
Gladys Knight. Anita Baker had a unique, jazzy sound with a lot of range, and someone who was neck
All-Star Lineup Announced for ‘The Official Prince Tribute: A Celebration of Life & Music’
superstar with performances from Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera, John Mayer, Anita Baker, Chaka Khan
Loves of His Life: Albumism’s Kenneth Hicks Selects the 10 Albums He Can’t Live Without
lists, or click here to return to the main index. Anita Baker | Rapture | 1986 | Buy | Anita's vocal
INTERVIEW: Gordon Chambers Feels the Music, Finds the Truth
”), Anita Baker (“I Apologize”), Angie Stone (“No More Rain (In This Cloud)”), Tamia, Gladys Knight
Happy Birthday to Mary J. Blige, Born January 11, 1971
herself singing Anita Baker's "Caught Up in the Rapture" into a karaoke machine. The resulting tape was
INTERVIEW: Lalah Hathaway Fulfills Her Musical Dreams Honestly and Passionately
Always, For Love” and Anita Baker’s “Angel.” The Chicago-born daughter of the revered music legend
Her New World of Funk: 20 Years On, Aaliyah’s ‘One in a Million’ is Still Hot Like Fire
Aretha Franklin, or Janet Jackson during the peak years of Whitney Houston and Anita Baker. She had her
EPMD’s Debut Album ‘Strictly Business’ Turns 30 | An Anniversary Retrospective
Anita Baker” who would appear in some form on each of EPMD’s subsequent albums. In this case, Erick and
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Phyllis Hyman’s ‘Prime of My Life’
Anita Baker’s Rapture, Sade’s Diamond Life, Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly’s We Are One, and Luther
See more