Patti Austin (born August 10, 1950) is an American R&B, Pop and Jazz music singer, known for her gorgeous yet powerful voice and a rare gift of singing in virtually any musical genre with class and conviction.
She charted twenty R&B songs between 1969 and 1991 and had success on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, where she hit number one in 1981 with “Do You Love Me?” / “The Genie”. The album containing that hit, Every Home Should Have One, also produced her biggest mainstream hit. “Baby, Come to Me”, a duet with James Ingram, initially peaked at number 73 on the Hot 100 in early 1982.
In 1985, Austin released her third album in three years entitled Gettin’ Away With Murder. In addition to the title track, she had two more hit singles, “Honey For The Bees” (#24 R&B and #6 Dance) and “The Heat of Heat”. Produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, noted for their later work with Janet Jackson, the latter track returned Austin to the top 15 of the R&B charts for what would be the last time to date.
The 12″ remixes were by John Morales & Sergio Munzibai (M & M).
The Heat Of Heat (Club Heat Mix) 6:30
The Heat Of Heat (7″ Remix Version) 4:38
The Heat Of Heat (Latin Heat Mix) 6:42
The Heat Of Heat (Instrumental) 4:30