Straight From the Heart

Patrice Rushen

The breakthrough LP from jazz/funk/soul/R&B songwriter and composer Patrice Rushen, Straight from the Heart is the Classics Record of the Month for March 2020.
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Exclusive Features
extras Listening Notes Booklet by Oliver Wang
foil stamped Yes
Other Features
color Black
exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Single Tip-On
label Strut / !K7
mastering engineer Peter Beckmann
mastering studio Technology Works
pressing location Quality Record Pressings (QRP)
release type Reissue
remastering details Remastered from Original Master Tapes
By the Numbers

1 LP
original release year
33 1/3
vinyl size
180 gram

Upon release in April of ’82, Straight From the Heart made an immediate splash, eventually rising to #4 and #20 on the R&B and Pop charts, respectively. The album also yielded Rushen’s first two Grammy nominations, with “Forget Me Nots” earning a nod for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance while “Number One” was nominated for Best R&B Instrumental Performance. However, more than those kinds of accolades at the time, Straight From the Heart became one of those classic albums that spark instant nostalgia, a marker for a time, place and style of music and culture that continues to resonate with listeners almost 40 years later. Rushen asked us to forget-her-not but she needn’t have worried.


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