Will Downing’s latest album Black Pearls. I apologize. I downloaded it on its release date. I tend to do that with a lot of music that I’m anticipating. It sat dormant on my computer for a while because honestly there was other stuff going on.
Today I listened to it for the first time. Why didn’t y’all tell me he was actually singing Black Pearls? Wow. I put it on shuffle and the first song I heard was a cover of Brenda Russell’s “Get Here.” I was hooked immediately and the rest of my day varied between sitting still, head bobbing, and two stepping.
This album is just an amalgam of songs that I love. Songs that when I turn on the radio and hear them I’m transported to the past and wonder why I ever stopped listening to that certain CD. These Divas made great music. They include Angela Winbush, Brenda Russell, and Phyllis Hyman. Songs on the album:
“Everything I Miss At Home”
“Don’t Ask My Neighbors”
“Nights Over Egypt”
“Meet Me On the Moon”
“Don’t Let It Go To Your Head”
I’m being a bit nostalgic here but it was just wonderful hearing this music performed by one of my favorite artist, Will Downing. If I could sing, this would be the cover album that I would sing. (Shanachie 2016)