Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Caren Handley: I Wanna Be Loved (CDS) (T-Barr Records, 1997)

From the latter part of the mid-90s, a great slow jam from an unknown Atlanta female artist who visually bears more than a striking resemblance to a young Whitney Houston. No information to be found on her anywhere but the song’s instrumentation and vocal arrangements reminded me slightly of “Wait For Me” by Chalant. It was produced by Keith “Keecho” Rawls formally of the 80s R&B duo Jamm and looking at the track info for Chalant’s own song I was astounded to see it was produced by Fred “Freddie Boy” Sawyers, the other half of the duo. I guess I have a great ear.