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valteena
Aug 27, 2010, 02:02 PM
Reading the piece below about my favourite petite artist reminds me of those beaded braids of hers that she adorn herself in in her music videos. Wow!!! those beaded braids!! Yep I used to love them on her. Didn't realise she is brains as well and did so well for herself outside of her musical career. I join in saluting this favourite petite vocal power house Patrice Rushen with her favourite song of mine. "Forget me nots". Enjoy it.


http://www.essence.com/images/mt/rushen_article.jpgIf you were at all conscious in the early '80s, you wanted Patrice Rushen's disco-tastic waterfall of brilliantly beaded braids. The California-born R&B and jazz vocalist was famous for chart-topping dance classics like "Forget Me Nots" and "Remind Me," but her trendsetting hairstyle was iconic on its own!

Rushen got her start as an session pianist in the early 1970s, but soon broke out as successful solo artist. Even when her jazz and funk-influenced brand of R&B fell out of favor, Rushen continued to have a fascinating career. She was the first woman to become the musical director for the Grammy, Emmy, and NAACP Image Awards, and she held the honor for twelve years!

Plus, her songs have some of the most sampled in music history (the addictive "Forget Me Nots" bassline was all over Will Smith's "Men in Black" and George Michael's "Fastlove"). In 2008, Rushen became a professor at the Berklee College of Music. No doubt the Grammy winner's syllabus is fascinating, but we think she also needs to teach a course on how to copy her coveted cornrows!



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okorodudu4eva
Aug 29, 2010, 08:05 AM
My dear Val,
You just sent me down memory lane.
You gotta listen to her 'Remind Me'.
aaahh... the women I blues-ed to this jam.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQrtpcwRvDo
remmiiiiind me, yeah yeh....

valteena
Aug 29, 2010, 03:21 PM
My dear Val,
You just sent me down memory lane.
You gotta listen to her 'Remind Me'.
aaahh... the women I blues-ed to this jam.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQrtpcwRvDo
remmiiiiind me, yeah yeh....


He he he ome memories I can see en?:):) Yep Okorodudu4eva that what is called smooth soul. Check out this jazzy piece by her. Shows how versatile her talent is. Love it too.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lID0rNGHYLo&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wA5-wxaDH9Q&feature=related