I can’t believe I’m just about to do a ‘Original v. Cover’ on Anita Bakers, ‘Caught Up In a Rapture.’ When I initially started this series this should have been one of the first songs I compared since I heard that immaculate JoJo rendition back in February. Anita Baker is by far one of my favorite singers of all time and ‘Caught Up in a Rapture’ is one of my favorites of hers along with ‘Sweet Love’. Her album Rapture in general is amazing from beginning to end.
Another year has gone by and the music releases are slowly but surely starting to pick up. Below is a playlist of my current favorites. Not all the music is new. Some of it’s been around for quite sometime, but it’s my current rotation a the moment.
JoJo is another artist that makes a surprise return on Valentine’s day with her EP, #LoveJo. I must say that I’m impressed with her vocals. She sounds stronger vocally and her cover of Anita Bakers, ‘Caught Up In The Rapture,’ is AMAZING! She did not stray to much away from the traditional beat, she just added a modern taste to it. Very nice. Def my favorite of the 3 she released. She also covered Phil Colins’, ‘Take Me Home,’ and ‘Glory’ which was inspired by opera singer Kathleen Battle. I am so impressed with her VOCALS it’s ridiculous. Although this is not original music, JoJo successfully ames each track her own and I can’t wait to hear more music from her. She’s currently working on an album after a 8 year hiatus on Atlantic Records.