Passion and pain...




Janice McClain is an American singer artistically noticed at the age of 14, at which time she began singing with the vocal ensemble Pieces of a Dream. A vocal ensemble rather oriented in jazz.


But it is especially her uncle Milton Tennant, composer and producer by trade, who will be behind the takeoff of the young singer. Indeed, it allows him to record a first track, first track called "Manhandler", a single track that unfortunately will go somewhat unnoticed ...


This is not the case with the next one, "Smack dab in the middle" which will attract the attention of the RFC label, a subsidiary label of Warner Bros. Label which will officially release the title in 1979, a title which will be a real hit in nightclubs that year and officially launch the singer's career.


Despite this most encouraging start, the beginning of the 80s was not going to see it take off any more than that despite the release of 2 singles "Giving my love" in 1983 and "Burnin 'up" in 1984.


She will therefore have to wait a few more months before the MCA Records label takes things in hand in 1985 and allows her to release her first - and only album - a year later in 1986. Album which will produce the same year two new singles "Passion and pain" and "Let's spend the night". Two singles that will only experience a very limited level of success ...


Yet another counter-performance that will definitively seal the singer's fate with a career that will continue especially in the service of other singers ...


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others ...) :

  • Smack dab in the middle 1979

  • Giving my love 1983

  • Burnin’ up 1984

  • When love calls 1986

  • Passion and pain 1986

  • Second chance of love 1986

  • We’re not too young 1986

  • Let’s spend the night 1986

  • The last goodbye 1986

  • Turnin’ up the party 2014



Clips :


1979 ... after a first title which will go completely under the radar, the singer returns with this new title. A title which this time will not go unnoticed, far from it. To the point of becoming the biggest success of her career. HU-GE !



1983 ... as astonishing as it may seem, the singer will not succeed in confirming all the good that one could think of her. And yet she is far from unworthy, it is clear ...



1984 ... the level of inspiration is really not enough for her to hope for a comeback at the start of the decade. Hard law of the trade ...



1986 ... the adventure therefore continues more for the glory than anything else. Afterwards, we can always say that the main thing is to participate but still ...



1986 ... a pity that with a career start like this the rest was not up to the task. Because frankly, there was something to believe ...



1986 ... she tries us a foray into the Intimist not without interest, it is clear. But once again, the little extra that could make all the difference is still missing ...



1986 ... back to pure dance. No matter how much she tries everything, the slow as well as the fastest, unfortunately nothing will ...



1986 ... a nice title which shows that this singer had everything she needed to break through at the highest level. Fate will have decided otherwise ...



1986 ... two Intimist titles of big caliber which show a know-how in this field more than obvious. Unfortunately, it will not have earned her more than that ...



2014 ... 18 years will separate this title from the previous title. We thought that she would not go beyond the year 1986 but it was bad to know her. Like what, in music, nothing is ever finished ...


Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janice_McClain

Greatest Hits :

https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/6606358

Discography :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJUnouegYAllyzZWNXWMfDQ/featured

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