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carlo
08-23-2010, 11:29 AM
I love when I make a new and unexpected musical discovery. Today I was at the CD store, looking through the 99 cent bin and found this CD by a group called "Perri", called "The Flight". I wasn't sure whether I should buy it, but I thought for 99 cents, why not. I'm listening to it now and I'm so impressed!! Wow!! Why haven't I heard of these ladies before? They're great. And I've already done a bit of research. It looks like they're all sisters and the lead singer is Lori Perri, who continues to record as a solo artist. She sounds very much like Anita Baker. Too cool!! Well worth the 99 cents!! :D

carlo
08-23-2010, 11:31 AM
http://www.dustygroove.com/images/products/p/perri~~~~~~_flight~~~_101b.jpg

marv2
08-23-2010, 12:05 PM
Carlo that is great! I thought for sure I posted about them on the old forum. Yes all four are sisters and they are from Detroit! They were very visable in the early 90's backing Anita on programs such as Saturday Night Live, Late Show w/Joan Rivers, The Tonight Show and Soul Train to name a few. They had a nice hit as a part of the soundtrack to Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing" with the song "Feels So Good".

Here they are with another nice one "It's Been You" ( a cover of Anita's original):


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkGA69Dniio

carlo
08-23-2010, 12:40 PM
Thanks Marv! Great cover of Anita's "It's Been You".

Apparently they have a new album on the way very soon called, "Where Ya Been".

http://www.perrylanemusic.com/

marv2
08-23-2010, 12:58 PM
It would be very good to hear from them again as they are super talented vocalists.

mellow_q
08-23-2010, 04:20 PM
Carlo, they had a song on that album called "I'm the One," that got a considerable amount of airplay in New York around the beginning of 1989. I'm surpired it never charted. That song is the reason why I bought the cassette. It sounded like Rufus' "Ain't Nobody" and was written by Keni Burke.

Marc Taylor

carlo
08-24-2010, 06:24 PM
You're right, Marc. It does sound a lot like "Ain't Nobody".

paulo
08-24-2010, 06:46 PM
MMM....Me like! HAVE to track this one down..Paulo XXXX

glencro
08-24-2010, 08:51 PM
I never knew they were from Detroit...Are you sure about that. Always thought they were from the west coast but the ladies can definitely blow

Livingallalone
08-24-2010, 10:56 PM
"No Place to go" was played alot in Detroit and reached 41 on billboard's R&B chart (one of three singles they charted)

Bill

rod_rick
08-26-2010, 07:45 PM
Last I heard, two of the sisters are backing George Michael's. They also still sing back for Anita baker from time to time.