may have seen her face or listen to her voice supporting a musical celebrity
like Stevie Wonder, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Patti Austin, Madonna,
Seal, Mariah Carey, Barbara Streisand, Gloria Estefan, Kenny
"Babyface" Edmonds, Whitney Houston, Yolanda Adams, James
Ingram, Frankie Beverly, Norman Brown, Bill Withers, and many others.
Such an in-demand vocalist with a divine voice and sympathetic smile
is predestinated for an own solo album.
Lynne's album has already spreads her waves in the
net. It's quite understandable, when you read in the liner notes of
the album which musicians are performing Lynne's various
interpretations. It explains the high level of professionalism this album
The longest song on this album is Holiday,
a collaboration of Lynne with bassist Freddie "Ready"
Washington. He is a real groove-master and performed with The Isley
Brothers, Leonhard Cohen, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Patrice Rushen,
Diana Ross, The Temptations and more of these legends of the music
scene. Kevin Richards (Joe Zawinul, Kevin Toney, Oscar Castro-Neves)
creates together with Freddie an awesome Bossa rhythm on which Lynne
bewitches us with her sultry vocals.
Cupid is the god
of erotic love. Also known as Armor or Eros he is the personification of
love inflaming people with his arrows. Lynne's honeyed voice is
certainly the tonal tradition of the charming grace. On this track
Lynne team works with bass player Andrew Ford (Al Jarreau, Crosby and
Even though keyboardist Tim Carmon has played with
the likes of B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Babyface, Buddy Guy, Stevie
Wonder, Gladys Knight, and Macy Gray, he may be best known to millions
for his daytime television roles, such as the piano-playing Kip on
"The Young and the Restless". Flow
is Lynne's co-work with Tim Carmon. It's Lynn's personal encouragement for
vitality, happiness and acceptance of life.
Something I Can Feel
is somehow a family project. Brother Keith Fiddmont plays the soprano
sax, son Courtney, and daughter Alana are singing in the children's
choir. Lynne comments: "The song talks about wanting to believe
in the love supreme and that love can conquer all. The main idea is 'I
don't want you to tell me that you love me. I want to feel it.'
Like magic lady Oleta Adams Lynne combines a lovely
voice with a great musical talent as shown up on Never
Really. On this song she sings all vocals but also plays
piano, strings and synth. This
song originally appeared on young pop star Tyler
Collinsí 1992 album, "Tyler".
Lynne has now recorded
it in an arrangement that takes some new harmonic detours (check the
coda) that are all her own.
I have often written about guitar players. U
R Loved is featuring Michael Ripoll. Although his
appearance is unobtrusive onstage - he prefers to play background - he
is an excellent guitarist. I recommend you his solo album "Discovery
Anew". Michael's acoustic guitar and Lynne's celestial voice
are the best duo one can imagine.
Lynne's song themes are always acting about
interhuman relations. Say is a
song about problems of estrangement between man and woman.
Feels So Right
is Lynne's second collaboration with Tim Carmon. This tune is special
because Tim Carmon is playing all instruments. In the centre of this
ballad are standing the feelings of a love which maybe wrong.
No Regrets is
the only cover on this album. Written by songwriter, composer and
conductor Roy Ingraham in 1936 this song was interpreted by Ella
Fitzgerald, Phoebe Snow, Vera Lynn, Roberta Donnay, Christa Dulude and
more. This song is more than a proof of concept, Lynne is a jazz lady.
Lynne's debut album "Flow" is music for
lovers and about love. In this area Lynne unfolds her undisputable
talent and charming potency. Lynne feels at home with her development:
"I refuse to be
limited. I want to express my full potential, whatever that is. It has
nothing to do with
anyone else. I feel like Iím finally getting that, and its