Ever since I did that Pat McGrath Afrobella of the Week post, I’ve been day dreaming about Soul II Soul. I’m probably going to date myself by saying this, but whatevs — that’s the kind of music I remember being on BET when I was growing up. Back then, it wasn’t necessarily uncommon to see an afrocentric, full figured sista like Caron Wheeler in the top five videos of the week. Keep On Movin’ has been swirling around my skull all week. It’s such a great song. Always loved this woman’s voice.
I found this little nugget of info to be interesting — as was the trend at the time with other dance groups like Milli Vanilli, C&C Music Factory and Black Box, Caron Wheeler’s voice was mixed with that of a mystery background vocalist. Who was this golden toned songstress? None other than Mariah Carey. That’s why I love Wikipedia. Random facts like that keep me coming back for more.
Enjoy the jam, bellas! Happy weekend!