I guess nowadays you could add text, tweet, IM etc., to this sentiment. Someday soon I’m going to write about the influence that the Brazilian Samba has had on numerous classic R&B hits including this one.

This is what the standard should be about: Great writing, a great performance, a great arrangement, and production. You have to strive for the best in all those elements and they are all very different elements that require different skill sets. Do-It-Yourself doesn’t mean all by yourself. In order to change the music, you have to change the mindset. Enjoy!

If you haven’t had an opportunity to check out the Unsung episode on Heatwave, I highly recommend it.