Friday, January 17, 2003

thanks to b. of perpetual.motion for reminding me of herb alpert's '87 collabo with janet, lisa keith, and jam & lewis, "making love in the rain." downloaded it, along with the album's other smash, the mostly-janet-voxed "diamonds" (jam & lewis at their peak, hitting that '80s mechanical-r-and-b thang hard, a full 15 years before jerkins did the same for brandy on "what about us"). damn, I'd forgotten how much I loved not just these two singles, but the entire keep your eye on me full - alpert in a perfectly-fitting jam & lewis-designed straightjacket akin to the one nile rodgers slapped on miss ross on 1980's diana.. he's never sounded better. ace as hell.

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