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Baby Come To Me And Other Hits

By on Tuesday, September 9th, 2003 in Music

Baby Come To Me And Other Hits

Baby Come to Me and Other Hits

by Patti Austin

Label: Rhino Flashback
Released: September 9, 2003
Genre: R&B, Pop/Rock
Styles: Quiet Storm, Soul, Urban, Adult Contemporary

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Tracklist:

  1. Baby Come To Me (Remastered LP Version) 3:32
  2. It’s Gonna Be Special 4:14
  3. Shoot The Moon 3:34
  4. Do You Love Me? (Remastered Version) 3:24
  5. I Can Cook Too (Remastered LP Version) 5:11
  6. The Genie (Remastered LP Version) 3:58
  7. Stop, Look, Listen (Remastered LP Version) 3:08
  8. Rhythm Of The Street (Remastered Version) 4:04
  9. Every Home Should Have One (Remastered Version) 3:26
  10. The Heat Of Heat (Remastered LP Version) 3:37

About “Baby Come To Me”

Usually when a record falls off the charts “it’s dead”; in other words, it never returns. In the case of the gentle Patti Austin/James Ingram duet “Baby, Come to Me,” that didn’t apply. The Warner Bros. single originally peaked number 37 R&B and number 73 pop during spring 1982. End of story? Not quite. Jill Phelps, music director for the ABC-TV hit soap opera General Hospital, was asked by the show’s producer, Gloria Monty, to find suitable music for a love scene involving one of the soap’s most popular characters, Luke, as played by actor Anthony Geary.

When “Baby, Come to Me” was featured in the scene, ABC was floored with phone calls and letters inquiring about it. It seems that kismet was at work, as Phelps’ daughter was an old schoolmate of Warner Bros. public relations executive Howard Rosen. He convinced the label to reissue “Baby, Come to Me.” Written by Rod Temperton (whose credits include Heatwave and Michael Jackson’s Thriller), “Baby, Come to Me” sold over a million copies, going to number nine R&B and held the number one pop spot for two weeks in the early part of 1983. It was listed on her Every Home Should Have album, which broke the R&B Top 20 and the pop Top 40. Austin and Ingram teamed up again on “How Do You Keep the Music Playing,” a 1983 Top Six R&B/Top 45 pop single from the Best Friends soundtrack. – Written by Ed Hogan for allmusic.com.

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