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Wednesday 9 April 2014
Secret Combination by Randy Crawford is a recent pound purchase from Oxfam.
From 1981 it enjoyed considerably more success in the UK than in her native US peaking at number 2 and staying in the album charts for an impressive 60 weeks.
Indeed she has never had a solo hit in the Billboard Hot 100.
Veronica "Randy" Crawford started out as a jazz singer but has a voice made for singing soul.
Her career began in 1972 and I am pleased to report that she is still going strong.
Here is her magnificent version of Tony Joe White's Rainy Night in Georgia from Secret Combination.
And as an added bonus , from her disco phase, here she is with the Crusaders from 1979 with Street Life, this version being taken from the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown
We will brush over her work with ex-Genesis man Steve Hackett.
One day she'll fly away.
Randy Crawford -Rainy Night in Georgia
Crusaders - Street Life