First Listen: Double fun on two new Gwendolyn Collins releases

First Listen: Double fun on two new Gwendolyn Collins releases

(September 21, 2016) From the early 1970s well into the beginning of the new century, Barry White created what could only be called baby making music – and not just for couples trying to make human babies. Zoos worldwide used White’s song to get sharks in the mood for romance. Beyond the obvious pheromone raising qualities of classics such as “I Got So Much to Give” (my personal favorite), The Maestro of Love just made good music. However, my perception has always been that there aren’t as many remakes of White songs as there are of, say Marvin Gaye.

First Listen: Double fun on two new Gwendolyn Collins releases

(September 21, 2016) From the early 1970s well into the beginning of the new century, Barry White created what could only be called baby making music – and not just for couples trying to make human babies. Zoos worldwide used White’s song to get sharks in the mood for romance. Beyond the obvious pheromone raising qualities of classics such as “I Got So Much to Give” (my personal favorite), The Maestro of Love just made good music. However, my perception has always been that there aren’t as many remakes of White songs as there are of, say Marvin Gaye.

Like anything else, the theory that Barry White hasn’t gotten the kind of remake love that the quality of his music deserves can be proven. Turns out that I was wrong, and hard working indie songstress Gwendolyn Collins adds her name to the list of performers who contributed their interpretation of the Barry White songbook with her version of “Gonna Luv U.” One thing that I realized from my research is that female artists created some of the most memorable Barry White covers, whether it’s Lisa Stansfield’s remake of “I Can’t Get Enough of Your Love,” Maysa’s cover of “Playing Your Game” or the Pamela Williams, Patti LaBelle, Regina Belle, Teena Marie interpretation of “The Secret Garden.”

Collins comes strong with her simmering version of “Gonna Luv U.” The cut is a part of a two single preview of two tracks from Collins upcoming project Storytelling Part II, Moments 4 Love. The original, is the equally solid, smooth steppers cut “Moments 4 Love.” Check them both out. 

First Listen: Gwendolyn Collins

 
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