Funk royalty from Midnight Star and The Dazz Band jam with Keith Robertson on single

(June 22, 2021) No matter how much success an artist obtains in their profession, a hiatus becomes an opportune moment to pursue a needed timeout - whatever the reason they choose.  During singer/songwriter/musician Keith Robertson’s extended leave from the industry, family bonding and studies overtook his adoration of music making.  But his impressive achievements are completely worthy of his talents, such as songwriting contributions to N’Sync’s best-selling CD, No Strings Attached, touring with The Dazz Band and recording sessions including The Whispers and Christopher Williams.   And Robertson’s 2006 full-length debut reviewed on Soul Tracks, Love, Life & Relationships, lovingly honored some of the eighties’ urban greats like Lionel Richie, winning kudos from ST favorite Chris Jasper. 

(June 22, 2021) No matter how much success an artist obtains in their profession, a hiatus becomes an opportune moment to pursue a needed timeout - whatever the reason they choose.  During singer/songwriter/musician Keith Robertson’s extended leave from the industry, family bonding and studies overtook his adoration of music making.  But his impressive achievements are completely worthy of his talents, such as songwriting contributions to N’Sync’s best-selling CD, No Strings Attached, touring with The Dazz Band and recording sessions including The Whispers and Christopher Williams.   And Robertson’s 2006 full-length debut reviewed on Soul Tracks, Love, Life & Relationships, lovingly honored some of the eighties’ urban greats like Lionel Richie, winning kudos from ST favorite Chris Jasper. 

Now completely revitalized from his hiatus, Robertson is about to accommodate those party people who are ready and able.  And speaking of the eighties, Robertson invites the spirit of The Dazz Band and Midnight Star in festivities with the latest First Listen installment, entitled “Don’t Fight, Just Dance.” 

While the beats and the music are all about a groovin’ good time, the lyrics focus on the importance of handling disagreements the peaceful way.  Cranking up the jam are the talk box of Midnight Star’s Vincent Calloway (echoing “No Parking on the Dance Floor”) and The Dazz Band keyboardist Keith Harrison.  And Tim ‘Timbali’ Cornwall emphatically closes “Don’t Fight, Just Dance” with timbale confetti.  Overall, let us just say Robertson makes a fabulous host in launching the summer with his vision of a blast from the past.

By Peggy Oliver

Keith Robertson - "Don't Fight, Just Dance"

 

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