SoulTracks Look Back: Anita Baker before she was...

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    Both beautiful and an extremely talented singer and songwriter, Anita Baker was nearly a no show for the world of music. She had been singing in various groups and choirs in her native Detroit since she was a teenager, but while she was loved locally, she had received enough negative reviews from record label execs that, at age 22, she was ready to quit music for good.  

    Read the full Anita Baker biography here

    Both beautiful and an extremely talented singer and songwriter, Anita Baker was nearly a no show for the world of music. She had been singing in various groups and choirs in her native Detroit since she was a teenager, but while she was loved locally, she had received enough negative reviews from record label execs that, at age 22, she was ready to quit music for good.  

    Read the full Anita Baker biography here

    Before Anita Baker became ANITA BAKER, she went through a lot of dues paying. And part of it was as the singer for locally popular Detroit band Chapter 8. And as we celebrate Anita's 55th birthday, we take a look back at one of her earliest recordings with Chapter 8, the very nice "I Just Wanna Be Your Girl." You can hear in this song the beginning of what would become a signature voice of the 80s.

    Take a listen and enjoy all over again.

    Thanks to SoulTracker George L for posting this

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