Lisa Fischer: “How Can I Ease The Pain” (1991 R&B)

Known about Ms. Fischer for a while, but after watching the documentary 20 ft From Freedom, I knew I had to dig into her music. Her sound and voice is angel that it really takes you into a spiritual realm. I respect that in spite of her tremendous talent, she still chose to live a humble life. Mad respect.

Fischer was an icon in 80’s/ early 90’s. During her peak she was performing alongside greats like Luther Vandross, Tina Turner, and performed with the Rolling Stones. And later parted ways to discover her own sound. Amazing vocalist I must say.

How can I ease the pain
When I know your coming back again
How can I ease the pain in my heart
How can I ease the pain

Click here to purchase How Can I Ease The Pain on Amazon.

“If I Could” by Regina Belle (1993)

If I could
I’d protect you
From the sadness
In your eyes
Give you courage
In a world
Of compromise
Yes, I would

Definitely reminiscent of the great Whitney Houston. Just discovered the great Regina Belle, from New Jersey. Her song “If I Could” was released in 1993 under Peak- Concord Jazz Label. Such a powerful vocalist and song.

“Belle was born in Englewood, New Jersey. It was at Englewood’s Mount Calvary Baptist Church, and then Paterson’s Friendship Baptist Church (presided over by Belle’s uncle, the Reverend Fred Belle), that Belle began attracting attention with her vocal abilities. She sang her first solo in church at the age of eight. She attended Dwight Morrow High School, where she studied trombonetuba and steel drums.[8] After graduation, Belle studied opera at the Manhattan School of Music. She attended Rutgers University and became the first female vocalist with the school’s jazz ensemble. Belle’s musical influences include Phyllis HymanBillie HolidayShirley CaesarPatti LaBelle, and Nancy Wilson.[9] She was introduced to the Manhattans by New York radio DJ Vaughn Harper and began working as their opening act. She recorded the duet “Where Did We Go Wrong” with the group on their Back to Basics album, which helped to attract the attention of Columbia Records. She recorded a second duet, “Maybe Tomorrow (Four Tops song)“, which appeared on the B-side of “Where Did We Go Wrong”. They eventually signed her to a record deal.” – Wikipedia

2.9.20 Local Bar Performance

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Had the opportunity to sing my heart out a bar in Los Angeles. I performed “Whipped Cream” by Ari Lennox, one of my favorites at the moment. The club was filled with good vibes and so many talented artists that night. Though I waited nearly three hours to finally perform with a little alcohol in my system and almost no water.. I did the best I can vocally in spite of all the nervous. I know this is only the beginning for me and can’t wait for what else God has in store for me. So cliche, but if you truly put your mind to something you’re passionate about.. God will make miracles for you. Feel free to check out a clip of my performance here and my singing instagram here.

Much Love,

x Lo

 

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New Series: Shazam Saturday

Hi thought I’d start this new series where I share my playlist with ya’ll. Every so often, I’ll come across a song playing at my restaurant work, grocery store, clothing store that catches my attention and end up identifying it through the Shazam app. This app is probably the best thing ever invented and truly is a life saver. Because I find this happens often, I thought I’d share more of my musical taste with you guys as many of you have shown it hasn’t disappointed. Here’s to great music and living your best life!

I’m Ready by Tevin Campell

Going in Circles (The Ltj Soul Invention Remix)

Grease by Frankie Valli 

It’s A Love Thing by The Whispers

 

♫ “Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder)” by Maxwell ♫

Discovered this song when it played at work the other day. The best part of being an aspiring artist is researching & discovering great songs such as this. I stumble across other similar yet-to-be discovered songs thanks to Spotify and get to play them in the restaurant at work while customers listen as they enjoy both their food and the music. Plan for my future music to incorporate the elements of jazz, soul, and blues. Nothing else truly hits home for me like it does. This one definitely makes it on my playlist, and hopefully in my demo list — which I plan to announce soon.

Enjoy.

♫ So shouldn’t I realize
You’re the highest of the high
If you don’t know, then I’ll say it
So don’t ever wonder (don’t ever wonder) ♫

Song Title/ Artist: "Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)" by Maxwell
Album Title: Urban Hang Suite
Release Date: 1996 
Record Label: Columbia Records