Thursday, March 28, 2019

Freckles: Daddy's Little Girl (EP) (Filthy Rich Records, 1997)

Straight outta Chi-Town, the debut EP from smooth-voiced 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 sadly ended up on the cutting room floor despite being as good, if not better, than similar stuff released at the time. She was signed to an independent label which had distribution rights through Universal (Beyond subdivision) but the above set was recorded earlier on in her career and probably soon after fellow Chi-Town musician R.Kelly encouraged her to sing instead of MC. I posted the vinyl EP some years back but the CD version has 1 extra smooth track "On The Down Low",  which may or may not have been a consideration for a single at some point, and its subsequent remix where White shows off her more than apt rap skills. Also recorded before she came out as a lesbian, it also includes a steamy duet with an unknown male artist.

 Daddy Wasn't There    4:19
Daddy's Little Girl    3:46
On The Down Low (Radio Mix)    4:04
On The Down Low (Street Mix)    3:51
Freak U    3:31
Chi-Town    4:12