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Patti Austin – Every Home Should Have One (1981) – Lp

Patti Austin (born 10 August 1950) is an American R&B, pop and jazz singer. Quincy Jones and Dinah Washington have referred to themselves as her godparents.













Artist:  Patti Austin
Title:  Every Home Should Have One
Year:  1981
Format:  LP
Label:  QWEST Records
Catalog#  QW 56931

Every Home Should Have One is a studio album by R&B/jazz singer Patti Austin. Released on Qwest Records in 1981, it includes the number-one hit duet with James Ingram, “Baby Come to Me”, and the title track, which peaked at number 55 on the Billboard Hot 100. She also scored a hit with “Do You Love Me?”

The talented Patti Austin launched a successful jazz album career on CTI by the mid-’70s. Working with Quincy Jones since 1976, Every Home Should Have One was her long-awaited solo album with Jones as a producer. The hit singles “Do You Love Me” and “Every Home Should Have One” are polished — pleasing but derivative. Rod Temperton — who did four songs here, including the smooth “The Genie” — comes up with a true gem, the classic Austin and James Ingram duet “Baby Come to Me.” The most telling aspect of Every Home Should Have One isn’t the L.A. pop/R&B Austin could do standing on her head, it’s the most meditative offerings. A cover of Thom Bell and Linda Creed‘s “Stop, Look and Listen” gets an effortless treatment. The album-closing “The Island,” with music from Ivan Lins and Vitor Martins and lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, seems best suited for Austin as she gives a sensual and flawless reading. Every Home Should Have One doesn’t possess Quincy Jones‘ all-encompassing production style of albums like The Dude and George Benson‘s Give Me the Night. While this seems like a debut album, it’s far from it, but it’s a perfect introduction to Austin and her more pop-orientated work.


Side one
1.  Do You Love Me  (3:24)
2.  Love Me to Death  (4:08)
3.  The Way I Feel  (4:19)
4.  Every Home Should Have One  (3:24)
5.  Baby, Come to Me  (duet with James Ingram)  (3:31)

Side two
1.  The Genie  (3:57)
2.  Stop, Look, Listen  (3:06)
3.  Symphony of Love  (3:39)
4.  Oh No Margarita  (3:52)
5.  The Island  (3:46)

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