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December 14, 1993 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Lisa Keith begins talking about R&B diva Chaka Khan, a gleam of reverence creeps into her eyes. "When I first heard Chaka sing, I couldn't believe it--the feeling, the emotion, all the incredible vocal ad-libbing," says the much talked-about new pop-soul singer whose "Better Than You" single was a recent Top 40 hit. "I just wanted to sing like her." Keith, 33, did more than just admire Khan. While still in high school in Minnesota, she began systematically studying her idol's music.
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December 14, 1993 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Lisa Keith begins talking about R&B diva Chaka Khan, a gleam of reverence creeps into her eyes. "When I first heard Chaka sing, I couldn't believe it--the feeling, the emotion, all the incredible vocal ad-libbing," says the much talked-about new pop-soul singer whose "Better Than You" single was a recent Top 40 hit. "I just wanted to sing like her." Keith, 33, did more than just admire Khan. While still in high school in Minnesota, she began systematically studying her idol's music.
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April 26, 1987 | CONNIE JOHNSON
* * * "KEEP YOUR EYE ON ME." Herb Alpert. A&M. The record company's co-founder proves he's still capable of leaving A&M's executive suites and getting funky. Of course, he's got a lot of help here in the form of the Grammy-winning producing team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, architects of the chart-conscious sound of two of A&M's biggest artists, Janet Jackson and Human League. Alpert, Jam and Lewis is an unlikely alliance, but it's one that works.
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June 5, 1988 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are the pop wizards who got booted out of the Time but went on to fame as hit producers for everyone from Janet Jackson and Alexander O'Neal to New Edition and Herb Alpert. Now they're finally heading back into the studio to make an album. Their album. "Finally is right," Jimmy Jam said, in town to accept ASCAP's Songwriter of the Year Award for the duo. "We just kept getting distracted by all these other projects--I mean project after project.
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April 28, 1991 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
When Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis were growing up, their idols were Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, the innovative producers who not only created the silky sound of Philly Soul, but built a whole record company, Philadelphia International Records, around it. "When we were young, we knew all about Motown, but we really looked up to Gamble and Huff," says Jam. "When you're young it's important to have an inspiration and they were a model for a special kind of black musical achievement."
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