Siedah Garrett (born June 24, 1958) is an American singer and songwriter, who has written songs and performed backing vocals for many recording artists in the music industry, such as Michael Jackson, The Pointer Sisters, Brand New Heavies, Quincy Jones, Tevin Campbell, Donna Summer, Madonna, Jennifer Hudson among others. Garrett has been nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Original Song, and has won the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media at the 50th Grammy Awards for co-writing “Love You I Do” (performed by Jennifer Hudson) for the 2006 musical film, Dreamgirls.
In 1984, Siedah had her first taste of chart success when she was the featured vocalist on former Temptations lead singer Dennis Edwards “Don’t Look Any Further”.It peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Black Singles chart and peaked at No. 72 on the Billboard Hot 100. In the UK, the song peaked at No. 45.
This was followed up with appearances on the soundtrack for the movie “Fast Forward”, a 1985 dance film directed by Sidney Poitier. The soundtrack album was released on Qwest Records following the release of the film.
The first single to be released from the soundtrack was “Curves” which was remixed by Judy Weinstein for the US 12″ single release. “Curves” was co-written and produced ny Narada Michael Walden.
Curves (Remix) 6:10
Long As We Believe 4:06
The follow up single to “K.I.S.S.I.N.G.” from Siedah Garrett’s only solo album “Kiss Of Life” was this fantastic track produced by Rod Temperton and written by the superstar team of LA & Babyface who were having possibly their best year in 1988 working with Karyn White, The Whispers, Paula Abdul,Sheena Easton and Bobby Brown to name just a few.
The US 12″ single would feature an LA & Babyface remix on the A side but it’s on the B side where the action is, an extended remix and dub by Francois Kevorkian.
Refuse To Be Loose (Extended Remix) 7:24
Refuse To Be Loose (Dub) 7:55
Siedah Garrett (born June 24, 1960, Los Angeles, California) is an American songwriter and singer.
Her hits include “Don’t Look Any Further” with Dennis Edwards (#72 pop, #2 R&B in 1984); “Do You Want It Right Now?” in 1985 from the “Fast Forward” soundtrack (#3 Hot Dance Music/Club Play and #63 R&B), which was covered by Taylor Dayne in 1988 and later covered by Armand Van Helden in 2007 under the title “I Want Your Soul”; “Everchanging Times” from the movie Baby Boom (#30 on the Adult Contemporary chart in 1987), and “K.I.S.S.I.N.G.” (#97 in 1988). The latter song went to #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.
“K.I.S.S.I.N.G.”was released in Germany on CD single and in the US on CD promo but the “Acid Bass Line Edit” remix from Shep Pettibone never made it to either of these CD releases.
K.I.S.S.I.N.G. (Acid Bass Line Edit) 7:30