His jazz and soulful chords reach every demographic and genre.
In this case he reinvents Donny Hathaway‘s timeless classic “A Song For You.”
“While the name Frankie Knuckles may not mean much to some people, it means a whole lot more to a multitude of others around the world. He was a DJ, music producer/remixer, Grammy Award-winner and house music pioneer, but more than that, he was a genuinely nice man and it is not every day that you meet a man like him.
He did not simply play records; he was an evangelist, preaching the virtues of house music to the assembled masses from his DJ console pulpit. He was the DJ that other DJs aspired to be; a man with hits such as Your Love and Tears, who helped to make house music the dominant music of his time.
We first met in the Nineties, in Ibiza I think, at a time when the house music scene was once again in its ascendancy. He was the “Godfather of House”, the man who had worked with the pop royalty that is Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson. Yet he was extrememly down to earth; there was no Don Corleone-style presence, no big entourage, just Frankie Knuckles.
And over the years nothing really changed. No matter where we saw each other, whether it was in Ibiza or a fleeting meeting at the Winter Music Conference in Miami, Frankie always greeted you with a big smile. And his infectiously warm demeanour spread to everyone he met or was listening to his music.” -personal tribute from
Miki Howard never had a chance to shine, due to productions and marketing potential.
I will continue digging through the crates of my parent’s obscure music and locating hits with distinction and sample worthy material worth revisiting in numerous hidden hits or obscure soul ballads.The new generation of music lovers must learn their musical history and pay homage to women that have paved the way with their talent and unfaltering love for their artistic vision.
The Billboard Charts missed a few,and some just did not receive their due, until NOW!
I will keep digging through the crates of my parents music and finding beauty in hidden hits, or obscure soul ballads that the Billboard Charts missed, or didn’t give their proper due.
If Miki had the right promotion she could have made the same impact as Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey in the early years, we would know her legacy and accomplishments too.
Miki is famous also for her duet, with Gerald Levert on the song, “That’s What Love Is…” and numerous other hits!
We were mezmorized, but had no idea the voice or the body of music created was by a women determined and underestimated, and maybe it was her fault, that she was ahead of her time?
BIG Classic for me,love it!