Well, I am ready for the weekend and I hope this week’s selection has contributed to your weekend feeling. My last selection is a woman that a lot of people have heard but never really followed.
She was born in the same city and state as the Jacksons, Gary, Indiana. She is considered one of the top female voices of the Soul and Disco era. Reason being her four-octave soprano voice. When she sang like Mariah Carey and Minnie Riperton you knew who was singing.
Deniece started out singing as background vocals for Stevie Wonder. After leaving Stevie, who by then had found Syreeta Wright, who later become his wife.
After Stevie Deniece joined up with Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire(EWF) fame. It was with White that she learned the music business.
Deniece has had several hits on the R&B and Billboard charts. What people do not know is that Deniece started to return to her earlier beginnings in the church and in 1980, she teamed up with Philip Bailey from EWF, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis from the 5th Dimensions to put on a Gospel show.
Deniece has focused her career on performing and recording Gospel songs since then.
We, however, are going to feature one of her biggest hits, so here is Deniece Williams with “Let’s Hear It For The Boys.”
Take care everyone and remember this is the music that made you either move in your seat or got you on the dance floor, don’t lose the vibe. Have a great weekend.