Sunday, June 23, 2024

New Music Spotlight: Rena Scott is Back and is ‘Driftin on A Dream’ / WatchListen

*What more can be said of a singer extraordinaire who has national and international acclaim? Plenty. Rena Scott has a new single taken from her (music vault) called “Driftin On A Dream,” written by her and the late great Skip Scarborough in 1982.

That same Rena toured all over the US and Europe with the Crusaders, performing in top R&B/Jazz Festivals with crowd’s up to 50,000, featuring Joe Sample, Wilton Felder, Sticks Hooper, side men Eddie Watkins on bass and Barry Finnerty on guitar. In 1983 Rena recorded “Driftin On A Dream” with the Crusaders performing on it.

Crusader member “Wilton Felder” decided he wanted to record it as an Instrumental on his solo “Gentle Fire” album released in 1983. The vocal version with Rena singing on it was never released until now 37 years later. You are in for a treat with Rena’s Soulful, Jazzy vocals.

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Growing up in Detroit Michigan, Rena was recognized at a very early age of 12 for her singing ability in church. She performed her first talent show at age 13, and soon after, her first record “I Just Can’t Forget That Boy,” was released. She blossomed as a performer during that period as an opening act at local venues for many of the Motown acts like the Temptations, the Four Tops, and the Originals. She was an once back-up singer for Aretha Franklin at the famed Carnegie Hall. Her real claim to fame was in 1978 with the smash hit “Take Me I’m Yours,” a duet with Michael Henderson.

Rena continued to make the Billboard Charts on her own record label Amor Records. She was nominated for a Grammy in the Best New R&B Album on her “ Let Me Love You” CD in 2005 in the Urban Adult Contemporary Category. She charted in three categories on the Billboard Charts with a song from the same set titled “Remember.” It peaked at # 9 in the Hot Pop Singles Sales; # 5 in the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Single Sales; and # 80 in the top 100 R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. She remained and held strong on the charts for 18 weeks. Another song from the set, “A Love Thang,” reached # 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Single Sales chart and # 17 on the Hot Pop Single Sales. “Rena’s CD/DVD “Let Me Love You” was featured in a blockbuster movie called “Love and Action in Chicago” which was shown on the HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Starz, ABC, and BET networks. Its starred Regina King, Courtney Vance, Kathleen Turner, and Ed Asner. She also has a Dance, Radio and Original Remix of “Remember: from the Dutch producer BM on The Room Recording Label in 2017. She was inducted into the R&B Hall Of Fame on August 21, 2016.

Driftin On A Dream” along with all of Rena’s music  can be purchased at:  Apple Music AND Amazon:

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Rena has recorded and/or toured with such greats as the Crusaders, Michael Henderson David Ruffin, Bobby Womack, and Phil Perry. She has had movie and theatre acting roles; and her voice has been heard on movie soundtracks, commercial jingles. Lloyd Tolbert who produced Rena’s last two CD’s “Take Me Away” that contains four cover songs that are some of her all-time favorites like “Joy and Pain,” and “Don’t Ask My Neighbors Rena Scott’s style of blending Soul, Pop, and Gospel, she has all the ingredients to rise to the very top!

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