Today in music history…
Today, we celebrate the life and music of Patti Austin
who was born on this day. She began singing at age 4 and has been bringing us beautiful music for 50 years.
Whether this truly underrated diva was “Talkin’ About My Baby” or “My First Time Love” or telling us “It’s A Big, Bad World” cause “Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most” or “Summer is the Coldest Time of Year” or maybe that “Every Home Should Have One” or making it better with a little bit of “Razzamatazz” or showing us her “Ability to Swing” or even taking us on a ride at “The Carnival”, she has always given us “The Heat of Heat”, “Through the Test of Time.”
I think “We’re In Love” was the first Patti Austin record that I can remember hearing of her music when I was in high school. I have been loving her ever since. The photo above was taken in April 1993 at a record signing at Rose Records in Chicago. I remember bring one more CD up for her to sign and saying to her, “I know you think I am a greedy bastard” so she signed my CD “To a Greedy Bastard….Love, Patti Austin!”
Patti, I wish you all the very best in love, music, and life on this special day and always.
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