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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Valerie: Where Is The Love? (Kon-Kord Records, 1997)

Great sounds from Hollywood, CA with Valerie, a soulful vocalist mostly known around collector's circles for her single "Crazy About You" which was released in 1997. I don't know anything about the artist but the label Kon-Kord Records had been active since 1979 and mainly focused on soul and blues music. Other artists on their roster that my fellow indie people may know include Serenade (male R&B group), M. Spivey, and Chazz Dixon. Sadly the above album seems to be pretty obscure with no mentions of it at all on the label's website (last updated in 2014) or anywhere else online. Though the front cover leaves a lot to be desired, is an array of many different styles not limited to contemporary R&B, funk, 80s hip hop and even a little new wave with sultry, soulful vocals.

Though they share the same name, the above Valerie is a totally different artist to the gal I have posted here.

Crazy About You 4:32
Where Is The Love 3:34
Why Is He So Good To Me 4:09
Don't Lead Me On 5:59
Dance Partner 5:06
Hour Of Love 4:34
(Why Can't People) Be For Real 5:07
Don't Make Me Walk Away 4:54
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) 4:48
Jam Around The World 6:14
Emergency 5:10
Ageless Love 3:03