Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Ta-Gana: S/T (Adance Edition) (Hollywood/Third Rail Records, 2000)

Further unreleased music from Disney's Hollywood Records with Denver native Ta-Gana who, after making a few soundtrack appearances between 1999-2000, was quietly shelved and forgotten about along with fellow R&B singer Sy Smith. Yes, while most other doomed artists were at least given the privilege to record a single or two, Ta-Gana was a soundtrack-only singer. She appeared on musical scores for The Parent Trap (1998), 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) and Save The Last Dance (2001) but sadly it was not enough to warrant the release of a whole album. Raised in the bosom of the church, she was a gifted vocalist but even super-producer Rodney Jerkins could not help get this project off the ground with zero promotion. To be quite honest, I don't think that Disney knew quite what to do with anything that wasn't aimed at 7-years-olds.

Pain 4:24
Give me 5:01
I'll wait for you 3:42
In the name of love 4:05
Every little thing you do 3:51*
You're all the love 4:15
Don't trip 5:03
Something about you 5:11
No reason 4:03
There is a love 3:46
Saturday night 3:48**

*Produced by Vincent Herbert
**Produced by Rodney Jerkins