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 20, 2009

Double Z - In Z Mood (1992)

Here's another CD I got in a big dollar bin blowout. I had never heard of Double Z, but her name, image and album title screamed out that I must own it. And it was a pleasant surprise! A real catchy pop-funk concoction (with some house flavour) that would fit nicely beside anything by Pebbles, Cherrelle or any better known 1990s pop/R&B diva. Of course, the music spoke for itself, but who IS Double Z, the lady? Recently my research revealed that she is Lizz Chisholm. She was primarily known as a bass player, touring with artists such as Grandmaster Flash, Natalie Cole, Chaka Khan and Zhane. But on this, her only solo album, she proved to also be an accomplished vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. The album was produced by Trevor Gale and Kenni Hairston, who also worked with Sybil and Vanessa Williams, among others. The singles "Hott Spot" and "Bored 2 Tears" were released to little fanfare, and her label apparently did little to promote her (in Canada at least, since, as I say, I'd never heard of her and I was all over R&B divas in the 1990s!). There is no reason that she should not have been huge, especially considering that she was much more than just a vocalist, and hot-looking to boot! She does continue to work on her own music, thankfully, and performs at gigs that, in her own words, "pays me my worth!" She also tours with her "strip-hop" act Double-Z and Just 4 Sex. She has a Myspace page as well HERE. Despite her lack of success as a solo artist, she proves as so many Isle artists have that you cant keep a good woman down!

UPDATE: In case ya'll miss it in the comments, Ms Z HERSELF just wrote me and thanked me for this post! What a thrill!!! Here is her exact comment. Love ya, lady!

"YO! Double-Z here! Yeah, THAT Double-Z. I just found this and think it's just fabulous that you found In Z Mood and gave it and me rave reviews! I want to thank you so much 4 that! Of course, it was record company politics that kept it and me from getting where I wanted to go, but... C'est La Vie! I now write and play funky music for TV shows like EXTRA and TMZ. So, I'm cool! Thanks again my friend! Bass,Double-Z"

Download In Z Mood

1
Welcome To Z Parté
2
Girl In Your Dreams
3
Hott Spot
4
Get U Alone
5
Let's Get Serious
6
Say Please
7
Back 2 Basics
8
We Got To Love Each Other
9
In His Eyes
10
4 You
11
It's No Secret
12
Victim Of Love
13
Play
14
Bored 2 Tears (Remix)
15
In Z Mood

9 comments:

  1. This is totally kick-ass New Jack Swing! I love it!

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  2. YO! Double-Z here! Yeah, THAT Double-Z. I just found this and think it's just fabulous that you found In Z Mood and gave it and me rave reviews! I want to thank you so much 4 that! Of course, it was record company politics that kept it and me from getting where I wanted to go, but... C'est La Vie! I now write and play funky music for TV shows like EXTRA and TMZ. So, I'm cool!
    Thanks again my friend!
    Bass,Double-Z

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  3. Awesome! Thanks SO much for visiting here, girl! I'm thrilled!!! And I'm glad you approve! As I say, you should have been huge, but you've obviously maintained a successful career in music, so all is well that ends well (and I watch TMZ and Extra so I'll be keeping my ears way open). Much love and thanks for great music. xo

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  4. I guess you will kill me to bother you again, but oh my God, can you re-up this one, too?! Your blog has so incredible resources, i wish i could stay here 24/7... i LOVE this kinda music, apart from female fronted metal... the soft side of the hard! ;-)

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    1. It's been reupped (still looking for the Eyra Gail CD...) ;)

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  5. NastyG, you made my weekend. To return those sexy sirens back to downloads. In return i dont know what to do good for you, so i decided to pick a special one up... maybe you know it maybe you dont. This is an icon for me in the FFF (Female Fronted Freestyle), called Gina Dee. I am not aware of if you know about her or not, but as i assume there only exist 4 tracks with her, which i made a rar of for you to download from my site as a return for you. I have no info about her or any pic (although you get a pic of a sexy blonde girl in a Google seach), but maybe you have more luck. Anyway, i want to give you something back, hopefully. Following is the link to download the four tracks i have of her... if you already have her, sorry to bother you but thats my telling of Thank You.

    http://www.divine-ascension.de/GinaDeeCollection.rar

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    1. No, I have not heard of her, but I'm always looking for stuff I haven't heard! Thanks a lot! :)

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  6. Hi. Can you please re-up this. Thank you very much. BTW your blog is awesome!

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