Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Unknown Male Artist: Demos For Deni Hines [EP] (1993)

Early proposed demos for Australian R&B artist Deni Hines (daughter of Marcia Hines) and intended for a later abandoned US project sometime in the early 90s. This was at least 3 years before the release of her debut album "Imagination" on Mushroom Records in Australia and 5 years before the release of "Pay Attention" in Europe. At least one track ("Personal") was written by Al.B Sure! (Albert Joseph Brown.) It was later included on her debut album but sounds markedly different here with a more early 90s contemporary R&B feel. I am unsure who produced it originally but I am thinking possibly Brown's frequent collaborating partner Kyle West. All tracks are sung by an unknown male vocalist. I don't know who it is but I am almost certain that it is not Brown. A further track "Special Man" man have also been written by Brown as well but I am not 100% certain. The hook seems to have been borrowed in part from an earlier song of
his "So Special" from his 1990 album "Private Times And The Whole 9!" Other than that, I don't know anything about them other than they were produced for a US project that was abandoned in the early 90s. At the time she was only really known in Australia (for her work with the Rockmelons) and these tracks - with their 90s New Jack Swing/contemporary R&B feel - were obviously aimed at the US market. 

Personal (Final Rough) 5:35
Personal (TV Track) 5:33
Just Call (Final Rough) 5:03
Just Call (TV Track) 5:16
Special Man (Final Rough) 5:02
Special Man (TV Track) 5:24
My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own (Final Rough) 4:27
My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own (TV Track) 4:25