Thanks for the understanding most of you have had for the loss of my partner. The situation was unexpected and has not been easy, but I am better. I have been very busy since, with the aftermath and work, so I really haven't had the time or desire to post here. But I do check occasionally and will try to update requested links when I get a chance. No idea when or if I'll get to new posts, but you never know. He did support this blog, so maybe I'll get back to it. Thanks for your patience.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Sabelle - Sabelle (1997)

Sabelle is now better known as Sabelle Breer, a songwriter and producer who has worked with Avril Lavigne and Ryan Cabrera, among others. But before 1997, she was mainly employed as a back-up singer. This was supposed to change with her self-titled debut. Indeed, with good looks, a silky voice, a great album cover and the support of a major label, Sabelle could not fail. Yet she did. Perhaps she was too generic, almost a mix of Taylor Dayne and Mariah Carey, talented and attractive, but not a standout. Perhaps it was that her music, produced by herself with hot R&B producers Rex Rideout and Doug Rasheed, was a little too black for white audiences, and she herself was a little too white for black audiences. Whatever the case, neither of her singles "Where Did The Love Go" or "One O'Clock" garnered much success (the video to the latter was included on the enhanced CD), and it appeared that she disappeared. Thank goodness for the internet, as now we know that she's actually still creative, working and well. Her album was a pleasant detour, and had it been released a couple years later, may have actually have been a hit.

Video for One O'Clock

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One O'Clock
Why Would I Lie
Thank You
Love Bites
On The Line


  1. What a great blog! I have been listening to this album non-stop! Thanks so much for all the great music! I've always thought that even though something isn't popular, doesn't mean it doesn't have value. Keep up the great work and thanks again for all the great music!!!

  2. Thanks for the praise! I'm just glad that there are people like you who appreciate this! Stay tuned...

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  4. This is an overlooked gem!It wasn't even listed on Rate Your until I entered the album and uploaded the cover myself.Months later,I'm still the only user that has cataloged/rated it!
    Smooth album,awesome cover(it's even an enhanced disc that includes a video!)...
    And speaking of covers,I'll take Sabelle's version of Love Bites over the Def Leppard original!

  5. This was my first listen from your blog an the first I searched out to buy. Thanks.