Monday, February 23, 2015

Kaycee Grogan: What Girls Are Made Of (Advance) (Sony, 1996)

Sadly unreleased project from teenage R&B singer Kaycee Grogan whose only single It's Alright was released in 1996. Grogan had been with the label Columbia since '94 when she appeared on the festive compilation A Joyful Christmas (Columbia/ForeFront Records, 1994.) Unfortunately her debut album never saw the light of day in the US, despite being as good - if not better - than similar projects by Brandy and Monica that were released at the time. After a further promotional-only single So In Love, Mottola passed her off to the Japanese market and nothing further was heard from her. I don't know the particular reason but she was pretty much ignored by the general population (It's Alright made only 61 on the Billboard charts in December, 1996.) Despite this, the music video to It's Alright continues to be offered as a digital download on iTunes.

Both the above promo and the Japanese album (SRCS-8134) are identical but for the packaging.

    What Girls Are Made Of 4:11
    You And Me 3:31
    In Love 5:36
    It's Alright 4:20
    Tell Me What'cha Gonna Do 3:24
    When I Cry 4:51
    Open Your Heart 4:36
    Could I Be Fallin' 4:20
    Silly 6:09
    Doin' Time 3:44
    So Ture [Outro] 1:57