Fans of good music should give Angie Whitney's debut CD "That's What Love Is All About" a try. Find out more about the woman behind the music in this exclusive interview with entertainment writer Shelia M Goss.
Shelia Goss: For those readers who may not have heard of Angie Whitney, what singer would you compare yourself with?
Angie Whitney: I sing a variety of music and use a lot of different tones and octaves of my voice. I would say I am a mixture of the styles of Nancy Wilson, Chaka Kahn, Whitney Houston and Phyllis Hyman.
Shelia: What do you do in your spare time when you want to relax and unwind?
Angie Whitney: I have always been relaxed by singing. I have a lot of energy and when I put that energy into my passion of singing, it relaxes me. I also relax and unwind by playing tennis, swimming, watching a good movie and spending quality time in the company of my loved ones.
Shelia: What was the last good movie you saw?
Angie Whitney: The last good movie I saw was The Great Debaters directed by and starring Denzel Washington. I enjoy watching movies based on a true story. .
Shelia: What artists do you listen to the most?
Angie Whitney: I love all types of music and I listen to a variety of great artists like Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie and saxophonist, Michael Bolivar, just to name a few.
Shelia: Pick three songs from your CD and tell me about it.
Angie Whitney: I am so very proud that Michael B. Sutton, singer, producer, composer, artist and CEO of Little Dizzy Records produced my CD “That’s What Love Is All About.” This music master worked at Motown as a writer/producer for seven years. Each song on my CD puts you in a mellow mood and takes you on an exciting journey. (1) “Don’t Tease Me Now,” written by Michael and Brenda Sutton, starts out with a sultry saxophone solo by Michael Bolivar. It has an up tempo/foot tapping beat with beautiful background harmonies and strings throughout. The lyrics are very sexy so I used my soft silky vocal style to set the mood. (2) “Love Me By Name” written by Leslie Gore, is a beautiful dramatic ballad. I just sang it from my heart, starting off light and tender and building to a powerful finish. It tells a story that I think so many people can identify with. (3) “Overnight Success” also penned by Michael and Brenda is another song that “makes you want to get up and dance.” I had so much fun singing on this track. It is a very positive song and it makes you feel happy listening to it. It has beautiful background harmonies, strings, and great lyrics, everything I needed to make it a success. I had a ball working with Michael B. Sutton. It was fun and exciting. For more information please go to www.LittleDizzyRecords.com.
Interview by Shelia M Goss, entertainment writer and national bestselling author of Double Platinum, My Invisible Husband, Paige's Web and more. For additonal info, visit www.sheliagoss.com.