Natasha Redding & "Burnie" Terrell, Jr.


“It’s Natasha’s voice you hear doing most of the background vocals on our label’s first release,” explains Capsicum CEO and A&R Director, Roger Meltzer.

 “I’d been trying unsuccessfully to persuade her to do a lead vocal for us for nearly a year. I’d almost given up. Then, one day, out of the clear blue, while she was recording the background vocals for “You Stood By My Side,” originally a ¾ time ballad I wrote with Bill Bloom, Natasha said she enjoyed singing on the up-tempo rhythm track debut album co-producer Osborne “Ifield” Joseph and I created as a fusion of reggae, r&b, and gospel with some Trinidadian calypso touches on the steel drums (pan).


“So, very gingerly, I asked her if she would like to sing the lead, too, in duet with Burnie Terrell, and she said yes. I couldn’t believe it. I asked her – like maybe five times – ‘for real?’ - and each time she said yes, she would do it. When her old and new fans hear what she can do back out there on the lead, I know everyone will be glad she did.”
 

For these artists’s bios, click on Natasha Redding and "Burnie" Terrell, Jr.