June 13, 2008

Old School Friday: Anita Baker

The theme for this week's Ol' School Friday meme is 'Favorite Female Singer'.

The choice for me wasn't that difficult. There are a number of powerful female singers that had great songs here or there back in the day. However, there was only one that seemed to drop an album every year that got inside your body and soul ... Anita Baker!


'I Apologize'


'Body & Soul'



Anita Baker is my favorite ol' school female singer. She had lyrics. She had voice. She had those quirky, orgasmic moves when she performed live. Anita Baker was all that and a bag of chips! When I think SOUL MUSIC it is Anita's voice that enters my mind.

Anyhow, I hope you enjoyed the two selections above. What was your favorite Anita Baker cut from back in the day? Does anyone know if she still owns that Denny's Restaurant over by the island in Detroit?

14 comments:

that girl boo said...

Love! Love! Love! Anita Baker

sdg1844 said...

Man! My Uncle was in LOVE w/Anita Baker. I like your selections. I thought her vocals on "Body & Soul" and "I Apologize" were wonderful. They are also my 2 faves from her.

Villager said...

Boo & SDG1844 - Thanks for taking time to visit. Are either or both of you participating in weekly OSF meme?

SjP said...

Thought seriously about Anita - cause I do love her style. She was on an awards show several years ago and she sang a Billie Holiday song. That's when I put her in my top ten favorites. But, my all time favorite is Chaka Khan. You can check her out at SjP's.

One another note - this just in: R. Kelly was acquitted. Waiting to hear more details on this one. Also, would love to read your opinion and thoughts on The Bradley Project's call for a National Identity.

Much obliged - SjP

iriegal said...

This my girl. She is a remarkable singer. good choice!

Danielle said...

I too appreciate Anita Baker. Her range is phenominal.

My fav is Giving you the Best that I Got.

I had the chance to play along today.

In light and love

Danielle

MsMarvalus said...

Thank you for the Anita Baker...some soothing music in a chaotic world...

I see that SjP has mentioned R. Kelly's acquittal...Im'ma let that one go...have you heard that Tim Russert (Meet the Press) died this afternoon?

clnmike said...

Anita, great pick!

MrsGrapevine said...

She just may be my favorite. I didn't pick my favorite singers because I'm not sure who that is, so I just picked some that don't get enough credit.

I love your choices, and I love all of her albums, so for me you can't go wrong at all when you pick Anita.

ShAé - ShAé said...

Anita! Oh yeah, she's on my favorites list. Listening to all these wonderful women on our lists makes me wish some of them would get back in the business. They are sorely missed.

The True Urban Queen aka Sharon said...

Anita is a wonderful choice.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Regina said...

I love Anita Baker! Great choice!
My favorite Anita tracks are "Same Old Love" & "Angel"!

Peace & Love!

Villager said...

All - Thank you for sharing your village voice. I will be heading out to visit your entries today as I wasn't able to do so on Friday...

Sojourner - Chaka Khan is on my short list as well. R.Kelly joins OJ Simpson as two brothers that don't deserve our attention. They are pariah, whether the legal system agrees with us or not...

Regina - There were a number of great choices from Anita's repetoire. I wanted to only post one video this week ... but, I just couldn't do it (smile)...

Marcus LANGFORD said...

My favorite Anita Baker song: Same Ol' Love! I have just about all of her work...I love me some Anita Baker, but she still wasn't my favorite this week.