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Tawatha – Welcome to My Dream
Tawatha Agee is unquestionably one of the best R&B singers of all
time. She figured as the lead vocalist for the funk/soul group Mtume
(em-too-may), founded by percussionist James Mtume
Mtume is best remembered for their 1983 sexy and stimulating
mega-hit â€˜Juicy Fruitâ€™, which she wrote (see video below). â€˜Juicy
Fruitâ€™ was a UK top 10 hit and held down the number one R & B spot,
in the States, for eight weeks.
Tawatha’s rich and soulful vocals can be also heard on landmark
albums by Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway, Stephanie Mills, Angela
Winbush, Phyllis Hyman, Luther Vandross, B.B & Q., Levert, Kashif,
Keni Burke, Aretha Franklin, David Bowie, Celine Dion, R Kelly, Sting
and The O’Jays.
Tawatha’s only album was ‘Welcome to My Dream’, which was issued
by Epic in 1987 and was produced by James Mtume and band
members Ed Moore and James Batton. Disappointingly, this great
this great album wasnâ€™t given the publicity it deserved.
This album is a must-have for any Mtume fans because it’s so much Mtume feeling over it and most tracks, if not all could easily fit any late Mtume album. It is sensitive, sensual and full of moments with
the women with the best voice ever heard. Tawatha is a joy to her and you always want more of her.
01. Thigh Ride
02. Did I Dream You
03. Love Shine
04. Love Goes Higher
05. Welcome To My Dream (Tears Of Joy)
06. Are You Serious
07. More Than Before
08. The Waiting’s Over
09. No More Tears
10. Are You Serious – (12″ version)
11. Thigh High