John Morales Presents Teena Marie - Love Songs & Funky Beats - RemixedWith Loving Devotion
Producer extraordinaire John Morales returns to BBE Music, celebrating the life and work of R&B/soul legend Teena Marie with a double album full of brand new remixes, lovingly crafted from the original studio tapes, entitled Love Songs & Funky Beats. "Teena is somewhat underrated, and people don't really know much about her," says Morales. "I set out to immerse people in her music and represent what she really did. That meant for me a dive into more than her R&B hits, to dig into her ballads and dance cuts. People know she was talented. I don't really think they really knew the depth of her abilities, her complete confidence to take it upon herself to do everything - singing, producing, arranging, songwriting. Teena Marie was the total package." John Morales had the pleasure of mixing many of Teena Marie's original records over the years, so it felt natural to dig into the archives and select his favorite cuts to rework, extend and subtly update in his own distinctive style. While by no means a definitive collection of Lady Tee's expansive musical catalogue, Love Songs & Funky Beats represents a fitting tribute to a multifaceted and important voice in popular music, by one of the most storied mix engineers and remixers of our age.