Friday, January 23, 2009

Lisette Melendez - Together Forever LP

Lisette Melendez grew up in East Harlem where she still resides, and where she began to take an interest in singing at the age of 12. Both her mother and her aunt sang in church and in community theaters, inspiring Lisette to take a chance. Growing up with four other siblings in the "barrio", Lisette set herself apart from the dangers of inner city life. As a child, Lisette spent most of her time at home listening to cassettes and working on her singing skills.

Eager to become a singer, Lisette marveled at the rise of another young Puerto Rican diva named "Lisa Lisa" of Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam. Inspired by their success, Lisette formed a boy/girl group while she was still in high school. This group later led her to producer Carlos Berrios, whose credits includes such freestyle divas as Corina and Jasmin. Soon thereafter, she was doing background vocals for Berrios and eventually provided the lead voice for the 1988 club hit "Noise."

Lisette went on to work with Fever Records' executives Sal Abbatiello after the release of Lisette's smash hit, "Together Forever". Later that same year, Lisette was signed with Fever Records and her debut album "A Day In My Life" was released. In 1993, Lisette released her second album with Fever Records/Columbia entitled "True To Life". In 1994, "True To Life" reached double platinum status in Japan, where she also won a Grammy for "Best New Artist" for that same year.

Lisette has gone on to release yet another album, which features back up vocals from fellow freestyle divas, Joei Mae & Sa-Fire entitled "IMAGINATION." She has also branched out to do Spanish/Salsa music and has released "Un Poco De Mi" under Sir George Records.

Lisette Melendezs MySpace Page

1. Together Forever
2. A Day in My Life (Without You)
3. Stranger in My House of Love
4. I'm Holding Out
5. Never Say Never
6. He's My Baby Now
7. Empty Spaces
8. Please Please Me
9. A Place for You - Lisette Melendez, Greenberg, Abby Lyn
10. Remember the Rain - Lisette Melendez, Gamble, Kenneth
11. A Day in My Life (Without You) After Dark Remix
12. Something For The Red Zone

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1 comment:

a.lex said...

omg this one of those albums that you hate to love cause it's one of the most repetitive albums i've ever heard. was carlos really low on production time or what? it's really insane because i thought we would've had some fiercer samples.

thanks for sharing this classic!