Sunday, December 28, 2014

AccuRadio Song of The Day-Gladys Knight

Artist:Gladys Knight

Of course most music fans should be familiar with Gladys Knight for her many hits with Gladys Knight and the Pips. But she went solo in the late 80s and Men was a top five R & B hit in 1991. She first recorded as a solo artist in 1978 when she was in a dispute with Buddah Records and they wouldn't allow her to record with The Pips. But they got back together on Columbia Records and then MCA. It was decided that The Pips would retire after the 1987 album All Our Love. Love Overboard was the final big hit for Gladys Knight and the Pips. After recording the theme for the James Bond film Licence to Kill, Gladys released Good Woman in 1991. Men reached #2 on the R & B Singles chart. The song was written, produced and arranged by Attala Zane Giles and Cornelius Mims. Giles was a one time member of Switch and he produced Con Funk Shun and Vesta Williams. Mims is a bassist who worked with Giles in his group Deco. This duo produced most of the songs on Good Woman. Gladys had some other hits including Superwomen in 1991 and Missing You in 1996. You can get all of them along with some Pips hits on this budget comp. Gladys Knight still tours and and her latest CD Where My Heart Belongs was released in September. It is her first gospel CD. Here's the video for Men by Gladys Knight.

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