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Karyn White

Karyn White

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Photogenic session vocalist Karyn White scored a hit in 1987 by lending her vocals to the Jeff Lorber track "Facts of Love." Not long after, her self-titled solo debut propelled her to pop stardom, and was one of the first albums to solidify Babyface and L.A. Reid as top-notch songwriters. The album was lush,

Overview

Photogenic session vocalist Karyn White scored a hit in 1987 by lending her vocals to the Jeff Lorber track "Facts of Love." Not long after, her self-titled solo debut propelled her to pop stardom, and was one of the first albums to solidify Babyface and L.A. Reid as top-notch songwriters. The album was lush, state-of-the-art pop R&B at its finest, and scored no less than three pop Top Ten hits for the burgeoning songbird. "The Way You Love Me" and "Secret Rendezvous," which were also big dance hits, were groove-heavy, melodic, and sophisticated, and their success was no doubt aided by White's striking good looks. However, the song that White will probably be best remembered for is the anthemic ballad "Superwoman," a song that touched a chord with working women everywhere, and, likes its predecessors, shot to the pop Top Ten and the top of the R&B charts. The song wasn't whiny, nor was it male bashing, it was simply of statement of reality. Other notable tracks on this set are the slow-burning "Slow Jam" and the Babyface duet "Love Saw It," which, although not a pop hit, was huge on the R&B charts. This album is sophisticated, late-1980s pop/dance/R&B at its finest, before the genre took an angry turn in the early to mid-'90s.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0075992563727
catalogNumber:
25637

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Karyn White   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Babyface   Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Jeff Lorber   Keyboards
Evan Rogers   Vocals,Background Vocals
Bunny Hull   Background Vocals
Gary Meek   Saxophone
Kayo   Synthesizer,Bass,Bass Guitar,Synthesizer Guitar,Synthesizer Bass
O'Bryan Burnett   Background Vocals
Carmen Carter   Background Vocals
Shaun Earl   Background Vocals
Kim Eurisa   Background Vocals
Donald Griffin   Guitar
Nikki Harris   Background Vocals
Dann Huff   Guitar
Michael Jeffries   Background Vocals
Ian Prince   Keyboards
L.A. Reid   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Daryl Simmons   Percussion,Drums,Timbales,Background Vocals
Debra Hurd   Background Vocals
Steve Harvey   Keyboards
Sharon Robinson   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Babyface   Producer
Karyn White   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Jeff Lorber   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Bob Brown   Engineer
Craig Burbidge   Engineer
Jon Gass   Engineer
Fred Howard   Engineer
Tim Jaquette   Engineer
Benny Medina   Executive Producer
Richard Piatt   Engineer
Ian Prince   Programming,Producer
L.A. Reid   Producer
Mitch Zelezny   Engineer
Janet Levinson   Art Direction
Leonard Richardson   Executive Producer
Steve Harvey   Programming,Producer

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