Monday, August 15, 2016

Sha Sha: Blessed With Love (Treble Clef, 1992)

Briefly signed to Jive Records between 1989-1991, Birmingham artist Sha Sha (real name Sharon White or now known professionally as Sha White) had a few underground hits with "Bad Attitude" and "Lies" before releasing the above album independently 1991. Although "Bad Attitude" did not feature, well over half of the songs were recorded for Zomba Records and produced by Chicago duo Hula & K. Fingers (who were formally a part of Da' Posse with Maurice Joshua.) Her style was a mixture of jazzy soul and dance music, not dissimilar to Barry Blue's early 90s trio Asia Blue though "Independence" garnished more than a nod to Lisa Stansfield's "All Around The World." Following this White went on to release a handful of other singles in the 90s including the street soul favorite "Lover Come Back." These days though she is currently serving as a backing vocalist for the lesser talented Joss Stone... hailing from the same place as Jaki Graham, it is a real shame she was not as well known.

Hold Up Your Head 4:21
So I Cried 4:25
Just An Impression 3:44
Land Of Peace 4:15
Do-Ri-Me 3:29
Blessed With Love 5:39
Lies 3:46
Independence 3:27
Endless Love 5:42
Sunrise 4:17