D’atra Hicks…not sure how I found out who the artist is for this song. I probably typed some lyrics into Google Search and pulled that up (the CD this song is on is not terribly hard to find, either). From what I’ve read, she was a super-talented vocalist and actress who was yet another victim of being put in the mainstream-sound box when she tried to have a music career. It seems that a lot of people felt she could have done better than songs like this one. Even so, you can still hear her talent and the potential to be bigger in mainstream music than she ultimately was in this song. If I can recall correctly, this was actually a song that, at least where I lived, was a little overplayed. However, people must have a point because it was a song that I also easily forgot over the years…The only reason I remembered again was from playing old tapes.
- “You Make Me Want To Give It Up”