Walk and Talk like the Angels by Toni Childs (1988)
One of my all-time favorite singers. Toni has a soulful voice similar to no one else on the planet. Sure, you might hear hints Phoebe Snow or Carole King but there’s something more.
I saw her live in 1989 at Philadelphia’s Trocadero Theater, or “The Troc” as we called it. She was touring clubs around the country promoting her debut album, Union. It was a great show. Since then, she’s been in and out of the public eye, but she’s still making beautiful music.
I just learned of Frankie Knuckles passing. His musical genius influenced a generation of artists and music lovers. In my brief stint as a bar dj, Frankie’s music was in regular rotation in my sets.
This news makes me sad, sad, sad.
RIP Frankie Knuckles, the man who created the soundtrack of my life.