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Gwen Guthrie

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent / Gwen Guthrie

Listen: Ain’t Nothin’ Goin’ On But The Rent / Gwen Guthrie GwenGuthrieAintNothing.mp3

Anyone who says they don’t love this record is really missing out, maybe even lying.

Having previously made a handful good singles for Island, especially ‘Peanut Butter’, it was this Polydor 7″ that became her crowning moment. She did it all too. Produced, whereby Gwen Guthrie out Roger Troutman’d Roger Troutman. Not easy. And the lyrics – talk about coining every nuance in existence. They’ve never dated, never will.


Shirley Murdock

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

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Listen: Truth Or Dare / Shirley Murdock ShirleyMurdock.mp3

Nothing like the sight and sound of Shirley Murdock making her way down the hallway at Elektra to visit Bob Krasnow – kitted out in high, high heels and tight, tight dress. She brought it to a whole new level. About twenty minutes after said sighting, my phone rang – Bob wanted me in his office. I couldn’t believe Bob had remembered my infatuation with her. By this time, they’d been joined by her producer, Roger Troutman, famous for his WB/Reprise band Zapp and his own solo hit, ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’. I was in heaven and Kras with that big smile on his face.

Her debut single ‘Truth Or Dare’ didn’t get the props it deserved, and admittedly the 80′s production dated fast, with a revival yet to be planned. But man, what a track.