Posts Tagged ‘Whitney Houston’

Barry Harris Reboots Whitney Houston In New Ellie Goulding Remix!!

by: Taj | October 21st, 2015

Confused? OK, here’s the deal…

Barry Harris took on  the new Ellie Goulding track “On My Mind” as his remix conquest and took a page of inspiration from his past catalog for the new production! As you listen to this fun new remix, you start to hear little synth similarities that sounds a bit familiar from the Thunderpuss days, then all of the sudden Whitney Houston herself makes a surprise cameo into the song and it’s nothing short of EPIC! Chills the first time I heard it – Literally!! I don’t want to give away anymore spoilers… Just listen!!

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Remix Treatment: Whitney Houston – How Will I Know (Oliver Nelson Remix)

by: Taj | January 29th, 2015

I know we’re all still trying to recover from that tragic TLC Whitney Houston biopic and I think I found just the thing to cleanse that bitter taste from our mouth. While I would have LOVED some official remixes of Deborah Cox’ amazing covers of Whitney’s music (which was the BEST part of that movie, BTW) we got something even better… A new remix of a classic Whitney song!! Check out this nu-disco Oliver Nelson remix of “How Will I Know“!! Press play and you’ll forgetting those executive Whitney/Bobby sex scenes in no time.

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Sam Smith To Remake Whitney Houston’s “It’s Not Right But It’s OK”

by: Taj | November 12th, 2014

Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins has been churning out mega-hits in the music industry for 20 years now and to celebrate the anniversary, the producer/songwriter is working on a commemorative album which will see current artists covering  some of his most famous work. So far Rodney has revealed that that pop vixens Ariana Grande & Jessie J have teamed up to remake Brandy & Monica’s smash “The Boy Is Mine” and soul singer Sam Smith has reinterpreted Whitney Houston’sIt’s Not Right But It’s OK“. According to Rodney, Sam more than insisted on doing “It’s Not Right…” and confessed that it was “the song that made him want to sing“. You and every other queen at the gay bar Sam!

This isn’t the first time Mr. Smith has covered the late-great Whitney… Earlier this summer, he covered “How Will I Know” and gave it his signature soul-ballad makeover. I am highly anticipating this new Rodney Jerkins project and very curious as to which of his other hit songs end up getting a cover treatment.

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Throwback Thursday: Whitney Houston – All The Man I Need (Live)

by: Taj | October 9th, 2014

Well it’s #TBT and I’m in a Whitney Houston kind of mood today, so let’s relive her incomparable performance of “All The Man I Need” which was recorded live at the Welcome Home Heroes concert in 1991. We really lost a national treasure when we lost Whitney. Maybe she wasn’t capable of giving us this kind of flawless vocal performance in her later years but man do I miss her!

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Deborah Cox Cast As Whitney Houston’s Singing Voice In Biopic!!

by: Taj | July 16th, 2014

So I’m sure you guys have all heard about the controversial Angela Bassett produced Whitney Houston biopic that has been causing quite a stir. Whitney’s family apparently aren’t completely onboard with this Lifetime movie so they’ve denied the studio the use of Whitney’s voice for the film that’s currently in production. Making a movie about one of the most influential and recognizable voices of our time without being able to actually use that artist’s voice sounds like a total production nightmare right? Luckily for us, Bassett and co. got the next best thing to Whitney to step in and tackle those powerhouse vocal like no one else could… DEBORAH COX has been cast as Whitney’s singing voice.

I honestly could not think of a better person to honor the late, great diva! Sure we have Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce and all these other Whitney Houston wannabes but Deborah’s voice, in my humble opinion, is the closest thing we have to Whitney!  Ok, maybe Beyonce is a close second but Deborah has actually recorded a duet with Whitney before so it’s only proper to keep it in the family!

I was only half interested in the movie before but now with the surfacing of this terrific news… I’m a really excited to see how it turns out!! And I pray to the God of DJs to get some stellar official remixes out of the new Deborah/Whitney covers!! I hope you’re listening production team… Whitney would want it to happen!!

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Cover Art: Sam Smith – How Will I Know (Whitney Houston Cover)

by: Taj | June 23rd, 2014

Sam Smith, the Jesus Christ of pop music, can literally do no wrong at the moment! For example, he can take an upbeat Whitney Houston dance classic, transform it into a whiney, emo ballad and still manage to make me love it just as much as the original! For his next act, he’ll be walking on water – I’m sure! Check out Sam’s cover of “How Will I Know“…

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Happy Birthday Whitney Houston…

by: Taj | August 9th, 2013

She may no longer be with us, but we will always celebrate the late and great Whitney Houston’s birthday on this blog. Whitney would have turned 50 years old today! Feel free to share you favorite Whitney Houston music moments in the comment section in celebration of her life! Here’s one of mine from later in her career…

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New Music: Whitney Houston – Never Give Up

by: Taj | November 7th, 2012


A few weeks ago I posted a clip of a new Whitney Houston track called “Never Give Up” which will be released on her forthcoming greatest hits album. The Jermaine Dupri produced song is believed to be a left-over track from her final album I Turn To You. While it was evident from her last album that Whitney’s voice wasn’t as strong as use to be in her prime, I think most of the songs that were included in the final track-listing worked pretty well with her vocal capabilities of her later years. This song however does not showcase her “new” voice as well as the songs that made the cut on the I Look To You album and it was a wise decision to not include it in the set. I will admit however that now that she is no longer with us, it is nice to hear something new from the late singer! Take a listen to “Never Give Up” in full and let me know what you think… Should have this been released or kept in the vault?

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Sneak Peek: Whitney Houston – Never Give Up

by: Taj | October 26th, 2012

I never thought I would ever write the words “new music” and “Whitney Houston” side by side with one another ever again, but looks like the late diva has a few unreleased tracks here and there that will eventually see the light of day! For example, take a listen to this preview of the Jermaine Dupri produced track “Never Give Up” which will appear on Whitney’s forthcoming I Will Always Love You- The Best Of Whitney Houston album. Vocally it is apparent that this track was recorded in Whitney’s later years… Maybe even right before her passing. From the preview it doesn’t sound like a ‘classic’ or a runaway postmortem hit for the icon, but it’s always nice to hear something new from the “Million Dollar Bill” singer. Take a listen…

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Usher Performs “I Believe In You & Me” At Whitney Houston Tribute Concert….

by: Taj | October 15th, 2012

As many of you may have already heard, CBS is planning on airing a Whitney Houston ‘Grammy Salute’ in November which will be a long overdue tribute to the late artist and will feature special performances by artists such as Jennifer Hudson, Britney Spears, Halle Berry and LL Cool J, just to name a few…

Usher is another star that will be paying tribute to the “I Will Always Love You” singer with a rendition of the Whitney Houston classic “I Believe In You & Me“. Footage of Usher’s performance has already leaked online and though no one quite does it like WhitneyUsher impressively held his own with the number and delivered a pretty solid take on the song!

Check it out…

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Sneak Peek: Mel C & Emma Bunton (Spice Girls) – I Know Him So Well

by: Taj | August 22nd, 2012

IT’S A SPICE GIRLS MUSICAL REUNION!!! Well, two out of the 5 ain’t so bad is it? Take a listen to this sneak peek of a new Mel C (Sporty Spice) & Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) duet that will be lifted off of Mel C’s forthcoming album titled Stages which will be a collection of musical theater covers that Mel hand-picked because they played an important role at different stages of her life. The song is titled “I Know Him So Well” from the musical Chess. It’s really nice to hear their two voices back together again and only makes me long for all 5 of the girls to reunite in the studio that much more ! Take a listen…

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Not to take away from this partial Spice Girls reunion glory… But Whitney Houston also covered this song with her mother Cissy Houston back in her prime and SLAYED IT!!!

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Video Premiere: Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks – Celebrate

by: Taj | June 28th, 2012

Not a day goes by that I’m not missing the late, great Whitney Houston. Today fans of the vocal powerhouse (such as myself) were treated to probably one of the last official music videos that we will see from the “I Will Always Love You” singer. It’s the visual treatment for song “Celebrate” in which Whitney duets with American Idol alumn, Jordin Sparks. The song acts as the lead single from the movie Sparkle that both ladies star in. Whitney’s presence in the video basically comes from a montage of clips from the film. The clip also features some non-movie footage staring Sparks and a gang of other actors from the film. Very uplifting and fun song/video but I can’t help but notice the absence of Whitney in the new scenes and miss her even more. Check it out…

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New Music: Whitney Houston – His Eye Is On The Sparrow

by: Taj | May 23rd, 2012

Are you guys ready for some more new Whitney Houston?! Here is the other track that Whitney recorded for the Sparkle movie soundtrack titled “His Eye Is On The Sparrow“. Good ol’ Whit is taking us to church on this beautiful gospel number that will appear in a scene in her movie. If I’m not mistaken, I believe this is the one  of only two tracks that Whitney recorded for the soundtrack so between this gem and “Celebrate,” I don’t think fans will have any more new music to look forward to. But to look at the brighter side of things; What an absolutely beautiful & appropriate grande finale that she left us with to hear! God bless you Whitney… We miss you!

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New Music: Whitney Houston & Jodrin Sparks – Celebrate

by: Taj | May 21st, 2012

The last official recording by Whitney Houston for her movie Sparkle has come to light today! The R Kelly penned feel-gooder titled “Celebrate” finds Whitney duetting with her Sparkle co-star Jordin Sparks over an uptempo dance beat. I know that some of you will want to point out that her voice on the track may not be in the best shape that we’ve from her in the past, but I think we can agree that it’s nice to have a new Whitney Houston song in our lives! Check it out…

Whitney Houston & Jodrin Sparks – Celebrate:

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Remix Treatment: Whitney Houston VS Oskillator – It’s Not Right (DJ Cova & House Alliance Remix)

by: Taj | April 30th, 2012

There doesn’t seem to be a shortage of Whitney Houston remixes popping up these days which believe me, I’m NOT complaining about!! Check out this new mashup remix of “It’s Not Right But It’s OK” that I recently stumbled upon. I know that nothing remotely touches the original Thunderpuss remix of the club anthem, but this new electro version is a fresh take on the song that might fit better into modern DJ sets. Check it out…

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