Thursday, February 3, 2022

More publishing CD greatness

At first assumed to be an unreleased project from UK singer Jamelia, it actually has connections to another UK R&B star Shola Ama. Sung by an unknown singer "Jamilia", the CD features the original version of Ama's track "In Return". The track was originally written by Bradley Spalter and appeared on Ama's 1999 album of the same name. Compared with the other tracks on this disc by Jerkins, Wayne Lawes (Full Crew) and StarGate, I always found Ama's version rather filler-esque but here on part of the singer's fine vocals, it really stands out. The other track "Wishful Thinking" appears to have never been used by anybody else but the structure of the song is somewhat similar to Coco Lee's "All Tied Up In You" which was also written by Spalter. It does not appear to have been registered with ASCAP but was published via Shankman DeBlasio Melina Inc.

In Return    4:04
Wishful Thinking    5:25