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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Constina - Constina (1989)

I bought a cassingle of the lovely Constina's "Falling Like Rain" way back in the day, but aside from that song I never thought much about her music. Then she randomly came to my attention the other day and I realized she released an album and that it would likely be right up my alley, so I ordered it. And it is indeed up my alley! There is virtually nothing about Constina online. She was signed to Columbia Records and released two singles, the previously mentioned "Falling Like Rain", and "Are You Lonely Tonight", which only managed to reach #57 on Billboard's R&B chart. The album was produced and largely written by Reggie Lucas, the legendary funk producer who was behind Madonna's debut album as well as the albums by Isle postees Nick Scotti and Elisa Fiorillo. The music is similar to what can be found on those albums - funky, danceable R&B/pop music. Constina's powerful voice is very similar to that of Stephanie Mills, a successful singer who Lucas produced in the early 1980s. No doubt that was his draw to working with Constina. Unfortunately the magic that happened between Lucas and Mills didn't reoccur in his work with Constina, and nothing more has been heard from her since.

UPDATE: An anonymous visitor left the following comment, which gives us a little more info on Constina. Thanks!

"I had the pleasure of meeting Constina just two days ago! She was hanging out at Minneapolis Pride with Crystal Waters and Mya!! She is originally from Minneapolis and still based here. She has not aged at all, still lovely. And she sang us some acapella "I Will Always Love You"! She said she has some new projects in the works in both music and television."

Download Constina

1
Are You Lonely Tonight
2
Love And Affection
3
Falling Like Rain
4
Heart To Heart
5
Overdrive
6
No Angel
7
Without You
8
The Bigger They Are, The Harder They Fall
9
Can't Turn It Off

5 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this album, and for encoding it at 320kbps! It sounds really clean, I couldn't ask for a better upload.

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  2. I had the pleasure of meeting Constina just two days ago! She was hanging out at Minneapolis Pride with Crystal Waters and Mya!! She is originally from Minneapolis and still based here. She has not aged at all, still lovely. And she sang us some acapella "I Will Always Love You"! She said she has some new projects in the works in both music and television.

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  3. Download doesn't work.

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  4. https://www.tumblr.com/blog/iammrhollywood
    I have the CD. She's now working for Columbia Records according to her LinkedIn account.

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