Tag: Lisa Keith

Thursday 2/2/23 11pm ET: Feature LP: Herb Alpert – Keep You Eye On Me (1987)

Keep Your Eye on Me is a pop/R&B/dance album by Herb Alpert, released February 13,1987. It contains two hit singles, “Diamonds” and “Making Love in the Rain” (both featuring lead and background vocals by Janet Jackson and Lisa Keith). These Billboard Top 40 hits, along with the title track and “Pillow” (featuring co-lead vocals by Alpert and singer/wife Lani Hall) were produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. The remainder of the album consists of tracks produced by Herb Alpert and various producers. Keep Your Eye On Me was constructed with Side 1 (Tracks 1-5) featuring up-tempo songs, while Side 2 (Tracks 6-10) featured down tempo songs and ballads.

All trumpet solos were played by Herb Alpert.

The album was released on CD by A&M Records, along with extended CD singles of the title track and “Diamonds”. It was re-released on September 12, 2013 in a download-only version available exclusively through Alpert’s official website, HerbAlpertPresents.com.

“Keep Your Eye on Me” 5:13
“Hot Shot” 3:56
“Diamonds” 4:53
“Traffic Jam” 3:16
“Cat Man Do” 5:26
“Pillow” 4:32
“Our Song” 3:55
“Making Love in the Rain” 5:56
“Rocket to the Moon” 3:52
“Stranger on the Shore” 2:54
“Making Love in the Rain” 4:05 (Single Edit)

Wednesday 11/30/22 7pm ET: Feature LP: Lisa Keith – Walkin’ In The Sun (1993)

Lisa Keith (born 1960) is an American contemporary/pop singer, probably best known for her work as a backing vocalist for other artists and lead vocalist on Herb Alpert’s hit single from 1987, “Making Love in the Rain”. In 1993 she released her solo debut album, Walkin’ in the Sun on Perspective Records; which featured production from Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Narada Michael Walden and Keith’s husband Spencer Bernard. The first single “Better Than You” peaked at No. 36 on the Billboard Hot 100, while the follow-up single “I’m in Love” reached No. 84.

Keith was credited on several albums throughout the 1980s and 1990s. She is well known for her background vocals being featured on work by Janet Jackson, Alexander O’Neal, Karyn White, New Edition, and S.O.S. Band, plus other acts produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (as well as lead vocals on the chorus of MC Lyte’s 1993 single “Ice Cream Dream”). In the late 1980s she also fronted a live Minneapolis Funk band called Rocket (whose members also included producer/session musician Shaun Labelle and drummer John “Bam Bam” Morgan).

In addition to working as a backing vocalist, Keith has also co-written several songs for other artists; such as New Edition’s “Crucial” and Nona Hendryx’s “Why Should I Cry”.

Walkin’ in the Sun, Released by Perspective Records, August 17, 1993

“Love Isn’t Body‚Ķ It’s Soul”
“Better Than You”
“Love Is Alive and Well”
“I’m in Love”
“Days Like These”
“Love for All Seasons”
“World of Joy”
“Sunshine Daydreamin'”
“Closer”
“Love Me Like You Do”
“Free as You Wanna Be”
“True to You”
“Walkin’ in the Sun”
“Adonai”