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, October 30, 2009

Anne/Ann G. - On A Mission (1989) & From The Heart (1991) DOUBLE POST!!

Here is another artist whose music is going to have to do the talking, as I cannot find a single thing out about her. It would help if I knew what the "G" stood for, but many searches have revealed nothing. The one thing I did uncover was that she was from Clarkston, Georgia and it was her friend Eddie Irons, who was formerly a member of funk group Brick, that helped her get signed to Atlantic Records. She wrote and produced the album herself with assistance from Irons. The album is a very danceable, funky affair, comparable to albums by contemporaries like Pebbles and Cherrelle, if not better, especially considering her intimate involvement with creating it. Her first single, "If She Knew", was an instant urban hit, making the Billboard R&B Top 20. The follow-up "Heart Donor" also visited the R&B charts, but was not near as successful. The final single "Love's Here" failed to chart. That seemed the end of Ms. G, until two years later, when she returned with braided hair, a smoother sound and, for reasons unknown, the 'e' missing from her first name. The music was still funky, and Irons also assisted, but the album was much shorter and contained many more ballads. The first single, the Soul II Soul-ish "Get A Life", made a minor dent on the urban charts, as did it's follow-up, the ballad "Hassle Free", but the final release, "One Step (Closer To Heaven)" did not. And then Ann/e was gone. If anyone has any info on this lady, please let me know, as she had a great deal of talent and should have had much more success than she did. At least we can celebrate her a little bit here and give her the recognition she deserves.

UPDATE: Thanks to Michael, it has been revealed that her full name is Angela D. Irons, so obviously she married Eddie. Still can't find out anything more, though... But of course, Consolecharlie/Dream101 did! She is now working as a producer and songwriter for GBM Publishing. Go HERE for a little blurb and recent photo! Thanks, boys, knew I could count on you. ;)

Video for If She Knew

Download On A Mission

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If She Knew
2
Mission
3
Heart Donor
4
Love's Here
5
Do You Love Too Much?
6
Give Me All Your Lovin'
7
Rain
8
Love At Dawn
9
Your Eyes Say It
10
Good Girls Wear Black
11
Time's Up

Video for Hassle Free

Download From The Heart

1
Get A Life
2
Where Will You Be
3
All I See Is You
4
One Step (Closer To Heaven)
5
I Can't Get With It
6
Hassle Free
7
Love Me For Me
8
Heroes

16 comments:

  1. Hey dude,
    Let me give you some advice for situations like this. Go to www.ascap.com/ace/ - that's ASCAP's database and try looking for the artist or their songs. They list the full real name of the songwriter and that can be helpful. I just tried searching for her there and her songs list a songwriter as Angela D Irons, which explains the "Ann G" thing already, presuming that's her. Hope you find more information with that.
    Michael

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    1. gr8 advice . it can be hell looking for a first name on ebay or amazon.both ann g's cds are gr8.

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  2. i love her music been a fan since i was 10..i too wish there was info on her..

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  3. Dream101/ConsolecharlieNovember 2, 2009 at 5:37 PM

    She's still around :) She's now a songwriter for GBM:
    http://www.gbmpublishing.com/Artists/2/index.htm

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  4. Yes, I too have been a great fan of hers, but have had no luck in finding her music. Serached far & wide online. My nephew intro me to her and I know he has both LP's but lives 180 miles away.I will email you when I get it from him. Favorite song "One Step Closer To Heaven" & Love At Dawn".

    Ron E

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  5. Thanks for the 411, D101 and Michael!! I don't have near as much time to look for info these days, I'm afraid, so I appreciate the help! And Ron, I actually have both the albums on CD and posted links to both above (where it says Download, got the the album name beside it and click on it, and the download link is there), so you CAN download them. ;)

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  6. i love her so much and she should get more credit for songs...she is very talented and creative lover her..lover her songs rain,if she knew,and your eyes saw it

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  7. I FOUND OUT THAT HERE NAME WAS ANGELA WEBB.. ANNE G. BEING THE ANN/E G. WAS BASICALLY SHORT FOR HER NICK NAME ANGIE

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  8. I love her music I wanna kno if there is a website were I can download her albums

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    1. Hello, there are links to both of her albums in the above post. I just reuploaded them. ;)

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  9. Thanks! Been looking for On a Mission for several years.

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  10. Could you repost link to 'From the Heart' link is dead.

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  11. She was born Angela Webb on March 20, 1967 in Tennessee.

    - CommanderB

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  12. please reup the first album. the link is dead

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