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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Simply Shakita: S/T (Jammin' G Records, 1995)

Obscure release from R.Kelly backing singer Shakita (Collins) and seemingly released on cassette format only in 1995. Back then, she was on the same Chicago label and produced by the same folks as this group here and her music is along the same smooth lines with great vocals and seamless production. She released one single Round-N-Round which was a minor local hit and lead to a wider distribution deal with CA indie label Raging Bull Records. Sadly though I don't think that her repertoire with them ever went beyond one promo 12" and nowadays, she works as a backing vocalist for one of Chi-Town's biggest exports R. Kelly, most notably on his 2015 album The Buffet.

Mystery mp3s of this release are already in the possession of several other so-called collectors but once again I would like to point out that my friend Stuaaart owns an original copy. Props once again to him for sending me a HQ copy.

Call My Name 5:00
Just A Touch 4:35
Love Me Only 5:11
Believe In Yourself 4:11
Can This Be Real 5:01
Love Caravan 5:02
Walk On 4:07
Who's Next 5:33
Round-N-Round 5:33
Just A Touch [Remix] 5:16