C.I. knew. "Suzie & Jeffrey" by Blondie is what it reminded me of. But by the time I asked her, the news was already out about Whitney Houston dying and that bummed me out.
"My Love Is Your Love" was an important album to me. It was the only Whitney Houston album I could stand. It was funkier and I really liked it. "It's Not Right But It's Okay"? I think that's the best performance she ever did on record. It allowed her voice to scale the notes and also allowed her to show strength and some fierce attitude. and "My Love Is Your Love" was another home room. "Heartbreak Hotel" was as well.
No offense, but one ballad by Whitney was enough. They were all the same to me: "Where Do Saving The Greatest Good Love That I Need Shoop Shoop." But on "My Love Is Your Love," she really achieved something. Missy Elliot and others knew the sort of sound that she needed.
I always hoped she'd do another album like that but she went back to making the same album she made every time except for "My Love Is Your Love." Which was a shame because she'd already done everything to those syrupy ballads that a body can do.
Be sure to read "Whitney (Ava and C.I.)."
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"