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In Focus: Anita Baker

Detroit, 06.11.20

Focus on Anita Baker

Sophisticated, refined and smooth-voiced, Anita Baker helped redefine R&B music in the 1980s. In "quiet storm" classics like "Sweet Love" and "Caught Up In The Rapture" she weaved stories of adult love and heartbreak that spoke equally to R&B listeners and "adult contemporary" fans. The following decade's explosion of popular R&B from artists like Mariah Carey and Toni Braxton may have sounded very different without Baker's quiet influence.

LDLDN pulls together an hour of Bakers most powerful songs for this In Focus - tissues at the ready…