Written by David Lasley and originally recorded in 1980 by Norman Connors featuring Adaritha, Anita Baker was able to make this song into a ballad of epic proportion. Another great instance of high musical drama and interestingly enough the studio version and the live version here featured two of my favorite saxophonists: Don Myrick(RIP) and on this clip live Gerald Albright who is also holding down the bass duties. As I have said on this blog before we need more horn solos in songs again. Enjoy!

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.