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.

If you wish to download an album off of this blog and the link is dead, please request it either in the comments or the Chat Box and I will reupload it as soon as possible. :)

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Friday, March 14, 2008

Daisy Dee - Daisy Dee (1992) & I Am (Who I Am) (1996) DOUBLE POST!!

Daisy Dee is Daisy Rollocks, a dutch-born singer/rapper. Her first release was her version of Technotronic's "This Beat Is Technotronic". Soon after she released "Crazy", a song that not only featured her raps but her able singing as well. She, along with Technotronic and Snap!, was at the forefront of the soon to be huge euro-house movement. "Crazy" took off all over the world, and was a dance smash on the US Billboard chart as well. She released her self-titled album, a mix of dance-pop and pop-rap, in North America quite a bit after "Crazy"'s success. Her similar sounding follow-up single, "Pump It Up All The Way" didn't fare nearly as well, but her remake of Ruby Turner's more soulful and downtempo "It's Gonna Be Alright" made a dent on the Billboard R&B charts. She released other songs in Europe and abroad off of the album, but none clicked in North America. She would continue to release several euro-house singles over the years, both solo and as a featured artist, and she seemed especially beloved in Canada and Europe, where euro-house had a much longer lifespan than in the US. Songs like "Headbone Connected (Try Me)", "Dance If You Cannot" with Alter Ego, "Fly Away (Owner Of Your Heart)" with Starsplash, "Are You Ready" with Lovestern Galaktika, "Love Is The Answer" and her remakes of Robin S's "Back It Up" and Leila K's "Open Sesame" (Ms. K even appeared in the video!) were played constantly in dance clubs and appeared on many compilations. She also joined Technotronic for their failed 'comeback' album Recall in 1995. But alas, she never released another album - yet. Promo versions of the album I Am (Who I Am) from 1996 exist, but the album was never actually released commercially. Luckily I managed to get my hands on it and am featuring it as well. There was also a 'Best Of', but it was basically just a rehash of her debut. She's still active in entertainment, as a music and television producer, an actress and a television host on several shows. Here's hoping she gets back to recording, as she's a personal fave of mine. :)

(For more Daisy Dee, including non-album tracks and remixes, go to my sister site HERE.)

Video for Crazy

Download Daisy Dee

1
Crazy
2
I'm Real
3
Cool It
4
Let It Out
5
Walkin' On That Side
6
Pump It Up All The Way
7
Anything 4 You
8
What Is Dat?
9
It's Gonna Be Alright
10
I Got U

Video for Angel

Video for Just Jump

Download I Am (Who I Am)

1
Come Again (Radio Edit)
2
Just Jump (Single Mix)
3
Cool It Down
4
Natural High (Piano Mix)
5
'Till The End
6
Angel (Video Edit)
7
Go Bazurk
8
Delite
9
Information
10
Back To Basics
11
Heaven Says No

2 comments:

  1. LOL what a nice blog ... congrats :)
    Can you re-up this ... Zippy would be nice ... Thanks

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    1. Thanks. Both albums have been reupped.

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