Whenever I get into music talk with friends, publicists, or other journalists and I hear the rant "Well, [insert name here] is only around today because they are white!" I always bring up several examples of white artists who did not survive their era (Cathy Dennis, Samantha Fox, Cyndi Lauper -- love Cyndi though) and one person I can't forget is England native, Lisa Stansfield.
Why this woman isn't Celine Dion or Whitney Houston today makes no sense to me. The woman had soul, an incredible voice and hits. Plus, who didn't love that slicked over hair with the legendary curl?
As I look through Stansfield's bio, there is no reason why she fell off. She didn't sue her record company, no disease stopped her and she wasn't a drug addict. Stansfield had a huge following in the black community and one of the few white artists to perform on the television show It's Showetime At The Apollo in the early '90's.
It's all about timing -- check out some of the greatest hits.
Her #3 Billboard Hot 100 hit "All Around The World".
The R&B classic "All Woman".
Check Stansfield's performance of "All Around The World" at the Apollo -- look at all the love the audience is giving her!
Labels: WHITE CHICKS
Posted by Clay ::
10:50 AM ::