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Sounds Like: Sade, Vanessa L. Williams, Sarah Vaughn, Nancy Wilson, Teena Marie
Label: Green Light Productions
Bio: A clear, fresh voice: smooth jazz, seductive soul, sophisticated songwriting, deep emotions and pure pop perfection…that’s the sound of Barbie Anaka, contemporary vocalist, songwriter, pianist, producer, and music educator. A mix of eclectic influences; artists like: Nancy Wilson, Dianne Reeves...See Full Bio
#2 on Seattle's REVERBNATION Jazz Charts!
“As refreshing as a night breeze in summer, vocalist Barbie Anaka delivers on a project packed with passion, seduction, and loveliness. The album, Speechless, displays a certain “come hither” charm that only one with the gift of great vocal chops can deliver. The magnetism of the melodic tunes certainly facilitate that delivery. The soft glow one can feel from these songs only lends testimony to an artist who knows how to turn, shape, and massage a tune. As a writer, the sexy Anaka shows that she has a firm grasp on what constitutes a complete story, a true ballad, in this or any genre. The album was co-produced by Donyea Goodman, a cousin of crooner/soul balladeer Al Green and certainly bears the markings of one who knows soul and pop. This is a feel-good, feel-sexy CD with a lot of artistic appeal. Anaka, along with a charming voice, has surrounded herself with all of the ingredients needed for good music. Two thumbs up for a great effort.”
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