Saturday, September 24, 2016

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Kenny G

Artist:Kenny G f/Lenny Williams
Song:Don't Make Me Wait For Love
Album:Ultimate Kenny G

Like a lot of smooth jazz artists, sax player Kenny G uses plenty of guest vocalists to cross over to the R&B market. The 1986 single Don't Make Me Wait For Love features former Tower Of Power lead singer Lenny Williams. After Williams left tower Of Power, he had some success mostly on the R&B charts recording for ABC Records and then MCA. By the time Williams recorded Don't Make Me Wait For Love, Williams had left MCA and he was recording for smaller labels. He still had a strong following in the R&B community. Producer Narada Michael Walden brought Williams in to record the vocal for Don't Make Me Wait For Love on Kenny G's 1986 breakthrough album Duotones. Walden wrote the song with Preston Glass and Walter Afanasieff from Kenny's band. Walden believed that Williams could help Kenny G cross over to R&B. This was the first single from Duotones. It reached #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #17 on the R&B Singles chart. Of course Songbird was Kenny G's next single and that was his breakthrough into the mainstream. You can get Don't Make Me Wait For love on the budget comp Ultimate Kenny G. It's not available on a Lenny Williams album. And in 1989 when Kenny G Live was released, Michael Bolton was the guest singer on this song. Here's the video for Don't Make Me Wait For Love by Kenny G featuring Lenny Williams.

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