Sunday, December 9, 2007

More than just the rent

Gwen "The First Lady of the Paradise Garage" Guthrie got less credit than she deserved. She sang with Aretha, Madonna and Stevie. She wrote songs for Ben E. King, Roberta Flack and Gary Glitter. She kicked it with Larry Levan. Can't Love You Tonight is one of the first songs about AIDS. But she's best known for Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But the Rent, which isn't a bad thing, but it's not even close to a decent representation of her awesomeness.

I'm posting her first single, It Could Have Been You, an ill Sly and Robbie joint, it's mixed by Larry Levan. It came out first on Island later re-released on some of those 4th and Broadway electro comps.

Gwen Guthrie -It Should Have Been You (320)

1 comment:

Unknown said...


This break is one of my favorite of all time. In fact I usually just play straight from the break....