Perry & Sanlin – Off On Your Love (Remix)

Phil Perry first came to the attention of music fans as the lead singer of the Montclairs in 1972. After moving to Los Angeles in 1979 with writing partner Kevin Sanlin as leader of the Montclairs, the duo was signed to a Capitol Records contract for two albums. Perry also became one of the most sought-after back-up vocalists on the L.A scene. His multi-octave range played a supporting role on dozens of albums by such artists as Anita Baker, Dave Koz, George Duke, Barbra Streisand, Roberta Flack, Bill Withers, and soon. Quincy Jones invited Perry to record and tour with him that exposed him to a greater audience. By 1991 Perry was offered a second Capitol Records contract as a solo artist with The Heart of a Man, an album most notable for Perry’s passionate remake of Aretha Franklin’s “Call Me.” The song went to No. 1 on the Billboard charts in 1991. During the ’90s, Phil Perry also received increased coverage on smooth jazz radio through his guest work on albums by Lee Ritenour, the Rippingtons, and others, and inspired Windham Hill subsidiary Private Music to sign Perry, along with Barry White and Peabo Bryson, in an attempt to become the major label in the confluence of the urban adult contemporary and smooth jazz formats.

Phil Perry memulai karir nyanyi secara profesional sejak gabung The Montclairs pada tahun 1972. Ia juga belajar nulis lagu bareng Kevin Sanlin, lalu mereka duet di awal 80an. Namun baru di tahun 1991 Phil dipercaya merilis album solo. Artinya butuh 20 tahun perjuangan dan konsistensi demi sebuah pengakuan, menjadi motivasi bagi perjalanan PosMusicA. Tembang Off On Your Love merupakan karya penting bagi kolaborasi abadi Perry dan Sanlin, meski kurang bergema di Indonesia. Aku menyadari fakta berikut kendala tsb maka kuberi ilustrasi riang pada video ini agar kekinian, ngakak melulu selama ngedit. Tentu setelah penyempurnaan audio dalam format 8D. Kini dunia telah mencatat status Phil Perry sbg legenda hidup, mesin uang, iapun enteng bolak balik konser di Jakarta sbg sahabat Peter Gontha. PosMusicA bukan cuma melestarikan sejarah dan kenangan, juga tentang pola pikir untuk menikmati hidup bersama musik. (nDy)


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