September 13, 2003 -
Thomas's Glorious Sound
It's the great
inequity of life that singers who can't sing and need Vaneese
Thomas's voice as a backup are at the top of the charts. All the
while, Thomas's new CD, "A Woman's Love," on Segue Records,
barely rates a blip.
daughter of late, legendary R&B star Rufus Thomas, isn't letting
that stop her. She put on a remarkable show Wednesday night at
B.B. King's to launch the CD. Her band was hot and so was she.
In the invited
audience: David Letterman's sidekick/bandleader Paul Shaffer,
who's a friend and a fan; David Bowie's famed lead guitarist Carlos
Alomar; and Luther Vandross's No. 1 backup singer, Fonzie Thornton.
Just as I
walked in, Vaneese and her older sister, Carla, a Memphis legend
and pop star herself, ripped into an old Stax hit, "A Woman
in Love." This tasty bit of funk was so searing it raised
the hairs on the backs of everyone's necks. The power dimmed for
a minute in the room and the faux paneling almost warped. Yikes!
If Ben Affleck is after soul, folks, he's marrying the wrong lady.
in Love" with Vaneese and Carla is on the album, which I
suggest you buy right now.
Music Guide - July 27, 2003
producer Vaneese Thomas is set to release a CD called A Woman's
Love (Segue) on August 26th. Thomas is the daughter of Stax legend
Rufus Thomas and the sister of the very soulful Carla Thomas,
so this should be one hot record.
Magazine, Rhythm & Blues July 19, 2003
ON THE RECORD: Segue Records has pacted a deal with Nile Rogers'
Sumthing Distribution. Segue is a new division of Vaneese Thomas
Enterprises (VTE), founded by president Vaneese Thomas and Executive
VP/producer Wayne Warnecke. Thomas, an R&B/Jazz singer/producer,
is the daughter of black music pioneer Rufus Thomas.
Focusing on the adult contemporary market, Segue plans to release
Thomas' "A Woman's Love" this year. VTE's other divisions
include gospel label Peaceful Waters Music.
by Gail Mitchell
Press Release - July 18, 2003
vocalist Vaneese Thomas set to release new record on August 26th
New York, NY - July 21, 2003- Multi-talented vocalist, songwriter
and producer, Vaneese Thomas has just completed a new CD entitled,
A Woman's Love, set for an August 26th release on Segue Records.
Stax legend, Rufus Thomas, and sister of soul-sensation, Carla
Thomas, Vaneese has long maintained a stellar musical reputation
of her own with her distinct brand of sultry vocals, tasteful
arrangements, and perfect song selection.
" A Woman's Love simmers like a mature love affair. Each
song is an expression of her commitment both to her craft and
to her royal roots."
Vaneese Thomas' magnificent voice has to be heard!
-Roger Friedman/Fox News Entertainment
past several years Vaneese Thomas has appeared with an impressive
array of performers including Sting, Luciano Pavarotti, Annie
Lennox, Stevie Wonder, Natalie Cole, Eric Clapton, and a host
of others. In 1999, Diana Ross scored a Top 10 hit in the UK with
"One Shining Moment," a song written by Thomas. The
same year Vaneese's When My Back's Against The Wall, a gospel
record, was released. Billboard magazine hailed the record as
"A small label masterpiece..."
just returned from Europe where she performed at the Montreux
Jazz Festival, Italy's Porretta Soul Festival, and will soon announce
additional US shows in support of her record release.
Love was co-produced by Thomas with veteran producer Wayne Warnecke.
The album credits an impressive group of musicians, including
Thomas' cousin Kirk Whalum, Patti Austin, Bob Baldwin, Will Lee,
and Shawn Pelton.
is distributed by Sumthing Distribution, a division of Nile Rogers
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