Let Me Be Your Angel

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Stacy Lattisaw was only 13 when, in 1980, she made her commercial breakthrough with her second album, Let Me Be Your Angel. Not surprisingly, the fact that she was just barely an adolescent got a lot of press; the black teen magazines that had given the Jackson 5 and the Sylvers so much coverage were quick to run articles on Lattisaw. But Let Me Be Your Angel isn't a bubblegum record, and Lattisaw doesn't go out of her way to be cutesy. If anything, she sounds like a younger version of Deniece Williams or Rose Royce's Gwen Dickey -- girlish, certainly, but substantial and not without grit. Although Lattisaw had some developing to do in 1980, this is a fairly promising ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Stacy Lattisaw was only 13 when, in 1980, she made her commercial breakthrough with her second album, Let Me Be Your Angel. Not surprisingly, the fact that she was just barely an adolescent got a lot of press; the black teen magazines that had given the Jackson 5 and the Sylvers so much coverage were quick to run articles on Lattisaw. But Let Me Be Your Angel isn't a bubblegum record, and Lattisaw doesn't go out of her way to be cutesy. If anything, she sounds like a younger version of Deniece Williams or Rose Royce's Gwen Dickey -- girlish, certainly, but substantial and not without grit. Although Lattisaw had some developing to do in 1980, this is a fairly promising sophomore effort. Narada Michael Walden, who produced the LP and wrote or co-wrote all of the songs, doesn't treat Let Me Be Your Angel like a teen record. More often than not, he gives Lattisaw solid material to work with, and that includes infectious dance-funk items like "Jump to the Beat," "Don't You Want to Feel It For Yourself," and the hit "Dynamite!" as well as sentimental soul-pop ballads such as "My Love" and the title track. Let Me Be Your Angel isn't perfect; again, Lattisaw still had some growing and developing to do back in 1980. But it's a respectable offering that has more plusses than minuses, and those who gave the LP a serious listen realized that Lattisaw wasn't a mere novelty.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/14/2006
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431776124
  • Catalog Number: 7761

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stacy Lattisaw Primary Artist, Vocals
Bernard Edwards Electric Bass
Nile Rodgers Electric Guitar
Jim Gilstrap Background Vocals
Narada Michael Walden Percussion, Piano, Drums, Keyboards
Corrado Rustici Electric Guitar
T.M. Stevens Electric Bass
Carla Vaughn Background Vocals
Randy Jackson Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass
Frank Martin Keyboards
Technical Credits
Paul McCartney Composer
Michael Morales Composer
Bob Clearmountain Engineer
Tom Flye Engineer
Jerry Hey Horn Arrangements
Jürgen Koppers Engineer
Linda McCartney Composer
Narada Michael Walden Producer, Audio Production
Dennis King Mastering
Bob Heimall Art Direction
Zal Schreiber Mastering
Stephanie Zuras Cover Design
Tom McCarthy Engineer
Alan Ray Composer
Jeff Raymond Composer
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