I Look to You by Whitney Houston

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Whitney's Final Bow

Jun 6, 2012 (Updated Jun 6, 2012)
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Pros:The title song is very inspirational

Cons:"Voice" likeThis is not the young Whitney

The Bottom Line: This is a gem for true Whitney fans


Did you know that June is Black Music Month?  I could not resist the opportunity to pay tribute to a fallen star whose brilliance was snuffed out too soon.  Before all the hip hop, there was a lady and a true songbird by the name of Whitney whose elegance was evident in her style and grace and whose effortless vocals sent shivers down one's spine. Her rendition of the "Spar Spangled Banner" was flawless and remains unparalleled to this day.

I remember hearing the single, "I Look To You" on the radio when it first aired. I had to pull over. I was so overcome by the fact that even after all her struggles, she still had "it." The title song is very inspirational. You have to listen without bias, without preconceived notions and let go the former impressions of the young Whitney. This is the elder statesman, if you will, making her final bow and telling you a bit about her newfound strength with an understanding of her own weaknesses and faults. Listen! This is not the young Whitney, vying for your approval. She knows she is nearing the end of her career and yet she has a few more things to share for those who still want to listen. God graced her vocal chords one last time with more soul and humanity, in spite of it all.  So, I bought the CD to support my favorite star's effort to make a triumphant comeback.

My favorite tune on I LOOK TO YOU is "Like I Never Left", an upbeat duet sung with Akon.  It shows Whitney's playful and sexy side and in my opinion, she finally achieved some of the soul which some fans have argued eluded her in the earlier pop days.  For instance, the cover of Donny Hathaway's "A Song For You" was a great throwback to the seventies' soul era and was well done by the elder, wiser, more soulful Whitney.  The "Voice" no longer hits the higher notes she was once known for, yet I can appreciate Whitney's styling and her masterful voice has taken on a richer tone.  I have always said that Whitney at her worst cloud still do things with a song that other artist would not dare, much less attempt.

One single that aired heavily on the radio was "Million Dollar Bill" and for good reason.  This is a club favorite that makes you want to pat your feet and sing along.  If you really want to see a glimpse of classic Whitney, check out the video of her singing "Million Dollar Bill" on youtube.  I guarantee it will bring a smile to your face and you are sure to catch the feel good vibe just watching Whitney dance and prance around in bliss.  She also LOOKS like a million bucks!

There will never be another "Voice" like Miss Houston. Larry King once compared her to Judy Garland in that they both had the innate ability to make the listener feel what they were singing because their life was in their voice. Billie Holiday possessed the same gifting.

My most heart felt thoughts go out to her Mother, Cissy Houston and 19 year old daughter, Bobbi Kristina Houston.  I, for one, am looking forward to reading the book that Cissy is slated to pen as she tries to make sense of all the struggles she witnessed in her daughter's life.


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