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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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Susie K - Rhythm Keeps Movin (1995)

I discovered Susie K only recently, when I was researching for the David Burrill post. He was a producer and co-writer on this album, along with his DV8 partner Chad Spikes. This album appeared on the same label as his debut, the Hollywood based Macola Record Co.. It was a small label, as is obvious from this album's cover, which looks like it was done in 2 minutes with Microsoft Paint. LOL Anyway, I ordered it immediately, as I really liked the house sound on Burrill's first album and hoped this would be the same. And it is, but better! Susie has a voice reminiscent of Taylor Dayne, and the songs are all upbeat pop-house. It is an extremely pleasant surprise. Who is Susie K? Who knows, but here are the liner notes to give you some idea: "Susie K is a red-haired, green-eyed dynamic singer from Orlando, Florida. This is her first album. Previous to her work on this high energy dance album, she spent six years singing all over the United States in dance clubs, top Las Vegas casinos, performing in musicals, and being featured in commercials, television shows, and talk shows. With a three-octave vocal range, this classically trained versatile singer has also done much studio work and considers herself fortunate that one of her studio jobs led her to her talented songwriters, David Burrill and Chad Spikes. Their collaboration has been magic. " Indeed!

UPDATE: Unsurprisingly, Consolecharlie managed to track down Susie K and located her Myspace site! She is now known as Susie Reale, is a mother of three, and still sings and lives in Orlando. She is currently a singer for hire, looking for part-time work singing at events in Orlando. She even mentions this album and how the label was so small they couldn't afford to promote it. LOL

UPDATE 2: Hooray, Susie just visited and left a comment!  Thanks so much for visiting, Susie!  So glad things are well and you enjoy the post! :)  Here's Susie's comment:


"Well hello! It's Susie...! After looking at some old photos I thought I'd Google myself to see what I'd find... I'm glad the writer above liked my voice. Glad to see I was researched, even if it is for being a 'deserted pop star' LOL!  FYI - I am happily married 14 years, 3 beautiful young girls (all of whom can sing!) and I run a real estate investment company in Orlando. I love to sing as needed but found that sometimes it's better to be rich than famous... :o)"

Download Rhythm Keeps Movin


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Rhythm Keeps Movin
2
Sanctuary Of Love
3
Someone's Got A Hold On Me
4
Do You Wanna Dance
5
Don't Stop The Dream
6
It's A Love Of A Lifetime
7
Yes, It's Over
8
Walk Away From Love
9
Say Goodbye

6 comments:

  1. I know about Suzie K :D Though she is now Suzie Reale :)

    Found her MySpace page and is still very active in music - Out gain then lol :D

    http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=432045213

    And she does mention that the label that released the album was pathetically small and couldn't afford to get her on the radio :S

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  2. Well hello! It's Susie...! After looking at some old photos I thought I'd Google myself to see what I'd find... I'm glad the writer above liked my voice. Glad to see I was researched, even if it is for being a 'deserted pop star' LOL!

    FYI - I am happily married 14 years, 3 beautiful young girls (all of whom can sing!) and I run a real estate investment company in Orlando. I love to sing as needed but found that sometimes it's better to be rich than famous... :o)

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    1. Amazing! Thanks so much for visiting and approving! We are honoured. :) I've posted your comment in the post as well. Take care!

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  3. She came to our school and I could of takin a nap

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  4. Suzie K song was remixed by a Paul Buisjman. Good remix. Reminds me of the good old days of house/pop music.

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  5. Susie inspires young girls by volunteering as the Choral Director of the Girl Scout Citrus Singers. She is a motivator and as a mother of one of the girls, I must say that she has helped my daughter a lot with her ability and confidence.

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