Stacy Lattisaw – Sneakin’ Out (1982/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 40:57 minutes | 828 MB | Genre: R&B
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Stacy Lattisaw’s third set, Sneakin’ Out, produced by Narada Michael Walden and it is a winner. Everything works on this album. The ballads are quite stunning. They include some of her best ; Her cover of HEY THERE LONELY BOY, MEMORIES, DON’T THROW IT ALL AWAY (previously done by Olivia Newton John on one of her ’70s LP) and the touching I COULD LOVE YOU SO DIVINE.
Pop touches can be found on the delicious Motown-inspired TONIGHT (I’M GONNA MAKE YOU MINE) and the pop-ish GUYS LIKE YOU (GIVE LOVE A BAD NAME).
But any Lattisaw album wouldn’t be complete without the banging dance tracks – and I love the ones on this album. SNEAKIN’ OUT is fun and adventurous, ATTACK OF THE NAME GAME (with the great PATRICK COWLEY on synths) is funny and very catchy. It’s a bit on the novelty side, but who cares? I’M DOWN FOR YOU is heavy and funky – it also features a great conga solo by Sheila E.
When she was a teenager in the early ’80s, urban soul singer Stacy Lattisaw had a string of Top 40 R&B hits, with three songs — “Let Me Be Your Angel,” “Love on a Two Way Street,” and “Miracles” — crossing over to the pop mainstream. Lattisaw recorded her first album for Cotillion Records at the age of 12 in 1979, under the direction of producer Van McCoy. However, it wasn’t until she hooked up with Narada Michael Walden, a former drummer with the Mahavishnu Orchestra who was just beginning a career as a producer, that she became a star. Under Walden’s direction, she had five hit albums between 1981 and 1986.
She continued recording into the late ’80s, signing to Motown in 1986, but her audience slowly disappeared. By the early ’90s, she decided to retire from a music career and concentrate on raising her family.
01. Sneakin’ Out
02. Guys Like You (Give Love A Bad Name)
04. Tonight I’m Gonna Make You Mine
05. Hey There Lonely Boy
06. Don’t Throw It All Away
07. Attack Of The Name Game
08. I’m Down For You
09. I Could Love You So Divine
Stacy Lattisaw, vocals, guitar
Joaquin Lievano, guitar
“Joe Bob” Castell-Blanch, guitar
Marc Russo, alto saxophone
Gary Herbig, tenor saxophone
Jerry Hey, trumpet
Frank Martin, keyboards, synthesizer, background vocals
Patrick Cowley, synthesizer
Narada Michael Walden, keyboards, drums, percussion
Andre Lewis, vocoder
Randy Jackson, bass
Corrado Rustici, guitar
Sheila Escovedo, percussion
Kelly Kool, background vocals
Cathy Miller, background vocals
Myrna Mathews, background vocals
Jim Gilstrap, background vocals
John Lehman, background vocals
Roy Galloway, background vocals
Linda Tillery, background vocals
Produced by Narada Michael Walden