One of the five releases that comprise SoulMusic Records’ October 2012
"Motown-themed” month (featuring artists who recorded at some point for the
globally famous label), ONE TO ONE was the third Motown album by the late,
multi-talented singer/songwriter Syreeta.
As Rita Wright, Syreeta began her Motown journey in February 1968 with
the release of a one-off single. Later
that year, Syreeta met label hitmaker Stevie Wonder who encouraged her to
develop her songwriting skills; as a result, the pair began collaborating,
penning songs such as ‘It’s A Shame’ for The Spinners and ‘Signed, Sealed,
Delivered (I’m Yours)’ for Wonder himself.
Syreeta’s musical partnership with Wonder led to their 1970 marriage and
in 1972, Wonder produced her self-titled MoWest debut LP; in 1974, he also
produced the album Stevie Wonder Presents
A truly remarkable piece of music, her third album ONE TO ONE was
produced by Syreeta and then-new husband, musician Curtis Robertson, Jr. with
whom she wrote four songs and Motown stalwart Leon Ware (fresh off the
triumphant Marvin Gaye LP, I Want You)
who collaborated on three songs for the project; one track, the R&B charted
and popular UK single, ‘Harmour Love,’ was written and produced by Stevie
Wonder in 1975.
Only previously available as a Japanese CD ONE TO ONE, this reissue
includes liner notes by renowned US writer, A. Scott Galloway with quotes from
Leon Ware and Curtis Robertson Jr.
Release Date: 8/10/2012
Our Price: £9.95
1. ONE TO ONE
2. I DON’T KNOW
3. REST YOURSELF
4. I TOO AM WANTING
5. TIKI TIKI DONGA
6. DON’T CRY
8. ONE TO ONE - REPRISE