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R. Kelly: ‘Whitney Houston Reminded Me of My Sister’

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    strobelight R. Kelly: ‘Whitney Houston Reminded Me of My Sister’

    R. Kelly: ‘Whitney Houston Reminded Me of My Sister’

    August 14, 2012 By EURpublisher02 Leave a Comment

    R. Kelly performs at Whitney Houston’s funeral

    *R. Kelly says he had ”a lot of fun” working with Whitney Houston on the “Sparkle: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack,” and that the late singer reminded him of his sister because of the way they ”challenged” each other.
    ”Whitney was a ball of fun, she reminded me of my sister who I used to argue with over music and that’s what me and Whitney did — we argued over what note she wanted to hit and what note I wanted her to hit, but it was fun,” he told MTV News. “At the end of the day, we got it down.”

    Kels said he was so happy to be involved in the soundtrack for the movie remake because he was such a fan of the original 1976 film.

    ”I’m proud of the whole outcome of the movie, the cast and everything,” he said. “When the director came to me about a year and half ago about it, and explained it to me, [I thought] ‘that’s right up and down my alley.’ I grew up watching ‘Sparkle’. It’s one of my favorite movies and I’ve kinda got the old school and new school in me, so it was perfect for me to go back and dig up that old vibe as far as the old tracks was concerned. It was perfect, and I had a ball doing it.”
    [COLOR=red]HEART OF A WOMAN:cool: [/COLOR]

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    music another memorable session

    Sounds like they had some kind of bond in place before they got down to business.
    Otherwise, they woulda butted heads. No fun whatsoever.
    If that'd been the case, he would say "It was fun" in a sarcastic way, which is still hard to imagine, now that she's gone and he would never ever hold a grudge like that.

    Keep in mind that she was a vocalist, not a songwriter. Vocal arrangement was her almost only creative outlet in the studio and it allowed her to take control of her creativity.
    She must have taken pride in doing it for herself.
    He, as a producer/songwriter, had a say and lots of it. So, the argument was bound to happen.
    Glad to know it was done the way it was actually done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helena22 View Post
    Sounds like they had some kind of bond in place before they got down to business.
    Otherwise, they woulda butted heads. No fun whatsoever.
    If that'd been the case, he would say "It was fun" in a sarcastic way, which is still hard to imagine, now that she's gone and he would never ever hold a grudge like that.

    Keep in mind that she was a vocalist, not a songwriter. Vocal arrangement was her almost only creative outlet in the studio and it allowed her to take control of her creativity.
    She must have taken pride in doing it for herself.
    He, as a producer/songwriter, had a say and lots of it. So, the argument was bound to happen.
    Glad to know it was done the way it was actually done.
    however don't downplay her as a vocalist singing other peoples songs, because she had the ability. with her instrument to turn anything out in her prime. you gotta have special musical skills to turn "I'll always love you" out like she did on covering dolly parton. she understood balance, tone, feel and when to go to church on a track.

    she and ARRUh got the church foundation in the music and its a good match.

    he had to write stories for her and not jive around.

    she could produce vocals as well, because in order to hit the notes she hit in her prime, she had to know the counts, timing and when parts and what parts were suppose to do and come in.

    also Whitney was a Piano player as well, she knew music. she started out doing Jazz background and her mother ha her well versed.

    Whitney could have cut a Jazz, blues, gospel album in a calendar year and still did the R&B,Pop thing, thats how badd and gifted she was on the real.

    alot of people assume because a vocalist is just taken direction that they don't understand theory or this or that and alot of the times that is just not the case.

    Whitney could lead a serious count down and knew her stuff.

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