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The Very Best Of Patti Austin is a collection of her penned tunes from 1969-1986. The collection flows very nicely within Patti Austin's voice, ranging how she has changed with the times, and still scored her way to the top of the charts. There are just so many of her charted waters to flow by, it is just unstoppable. The hits parade also ranges nicely with songs like Say You Love Me, her first song on the Billboard charts The Family Tree, and also Honey Of The Bees. Simply put, her work with Quincy Jones is also featured quite rapidly on this collection, included within her hits Baby Come To Me with James Ingram, and Razzamatazz. These songs still definitely show that even with those modern R&B vibes changing, the style is still the same.
Although Patti Austin hasn't scored a hit in years, she still brings out the talent. I think that it is just a new amazing voice I've recently discovered, and this collection proves it. For all those wannabes like Ashanti, and Milli Vanilli likes', including Jennifer Lopez, they don't know what real music is. It is all manufactured and unnatural. I think that you should give this collection a try, and hear Patti Austin's voice full circle.
Most singers of note are known for a particular genre; that is, they are known as being a performer of either pop, jazz, R & B, or of any other musical genre. Austin can do it all, thus she doesn't have one particular NICHE. Because of that fact, she has yet to be "discovered" by a mainstream audience and that limits her familiarity.
That said, the disc showcases songs associated with the singer from 1969 to 1986. The first is a rarity: "The Family Tree," a song that Austin recorded when she was just a teen. It is more of an "old school" R & B tune that has a uniqueness that distinguishes it from the others.
Three cuts ("Say You Love Me," "We're in Love "and" Body Language") are culled from albums that Austin recorded on the CTI and are more in the light jazz vein.
It was her pairings with mentor and godfather Quincy Jones that really brought Austin some attention. She was more than just a "session singer" and really shines in the characteristic big production values associated with "Q" on "Love, I Never Had It So Good" and "Razzmatazz."
Austin then moved on to "Q's" own label and had some of her greatest commercial successes represented by "Do You Love Me?", "Every Home Should Have One," "Baby, Come to Me" and "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?" (duets with James Ingram).Read more ›
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I loved this collection! She really kicked it into high gear in the 80's, but nevertheless, she gave all of these tunes her very best! My favorite is track #2... Read morePublished on June 4, 2013 by D. Baker
THE SINGLES 1969-1986 PATTI AUSTIN IS GREAT! HER HITS ARE ALL HERE AND I LOVE THIS CD.YES THERE ARE MANY SLOW BALLADS, ESPECIALLY MY FAVORITE 2 DUETS WITH JAMES INGRAM... Read morePublished on February 1, 2013 by MissK
Had tape for years, loved it, finally now have it again and listen all the time. Gee, takes me back and in such a good way.Published on October 25, 2011 by cy
I have been on a dance floor when the dj decided to play Rhythm Of the Street by Patti Austin,suddenly the place was packed, never knew it could hold so many people. Read morePublished on October 12, 2011 by Jerry Dunham
For the uninitiated, this collection may be a good place to start becoming familiar with and appreciating Patti Austin - I would have readily given it 5 stars if only more of... Read morePublished on June 17, 2007 by John R. Jones Jr.
I've always felt that Patti Austin has never received the respect or recognition she naturally deserves. This is a very fine collection and one which spans her entire career. Read morePublished on February 28, 2007 by Justo Roteta