Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Freckles: Does It Really Matter (Advance CD) (JHR Music, 2002)

Unreleased project from smooth Chi-Town songstress Tanya White (AKA Freckles). She is mostly known for her song Dance With Me which made some minor waves on the music scene in 2002 but her debut CD Does It Really Matter was shortly shelved despite being as good, if not better, than similar stuff released at the time and featured production from Jazze Pha and recognition from fellow Chicago musician and mentor R.Kelly (you can definitely hear his influence on such tracks as Doesn't Really Matter and In My Room.) I don't know why it went unreleased but a failed venture by Universal to buy the independent label she was signed to may or may not have had something to do with it. There's not much information about her anywhere but she later went on to pen songs for Janet Jackson (Thinkin' 'Bout My Ex), Mya (Take A Picture) and many others. 

 Thank You    4:20
My Baby    3:48
Same Ol' Lines    3:29
Does It Really Matter    4:25
Turning Me On    3:19
Interlude    1:58
In My Room    3:53
Dance With Me    3:14
Beautiful Day    3:26
Passing Me By    3:06
You Will    3:37
Not Ready For Love    3:59
Dance With Me [Remix]    3:54