Black Music Month Rare Music Spotlight: Lisa Keith (1993)
Singer/Songwriter Lisa Keith is best known for her vocals on the classic Herb Albert 1987 single “Making Love In The Rain” which also features lead vocals by Janet Jackson. In 1992 she was one of the first artists signed to Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis’ Perspective Records label and in 1993 released her debut album “Walking In The Sun.”
The album featured production and writing credits by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Narada Michael Walden, Spencer Bernard (Lisa’s Husband) and Lisa Keith herself. The first single from the album “Better Than You” reached #36 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and the follow-up single “I’m in Love” reached the Hot 100 as well.
Lisa’s voice is amazing and has not only been featured on “Making Love In The Rain,” but countless other songs by such artists as Patti LaBelle, New Edition, MC Lyte, Karyn White, Yolanda Adams and Johnny Gill to name a few. As well as songwriting credits for New Edition’s “Crucial” and Nona Hendryx’s “Why Should I Cry.”
Although Lisa’s debut album was highly slept on, it’s an amazing piece of work with some classic gems that include Closer, True To You and the third single to be released from the album Love Is Alive And Well.”
Lisa currently performs with her band, Lisa Keith & Good City Soul.