The best of Patrice Rushen's repertoire, released by the Elektra record label in the 1978-1984 period, is now available in a single album entitled Remind Me.
Patrice Rushen, singer, author and keyboardist is originally from Los Angeles. Considered a jazz musician Patrice Rushen began her career by publishing records for the prestigious label Prestige Records, the same as many publications belonging to Miles Davis, John Coltrane and other giants of jazz.
In 1978 comes the turning point, new record company and new sound. Maintaining an evident "jazzy" flavor, Patrice Rushen's music is oriented towards soul, R&B and even disco (the most refined).
The first album released for Elektra Records (WEA group, Warner-Elektra-Atlantic) is simply titled Patrice as if it were the debut album.
It is not contained in the compilation but of strong impact in the disco is Hang It Up, also made in 12inch mix disc version. Excerpts from the album Patrice (1978) there are Music Of The Earth, Let's Sing to Song For Love and When I Found You.
With the album Pizzazz (1979) the soul-jazz side of Rushen is highlighted, especially in the songs Haven't You Heard, Givin 'It Up Is Givin' Up (sung together with DJ Rogers) and Settle For My Love.
Posh (1980) is the album that allows Patrice Rushen to fully enter the Top 10 of the American "disco" chart with the singles Never Gonna Give You Up and Look Up.
Driven by the success of the single Forget Me Nots (sampled song to make the soundtrack of the movie Men In Black) the album Straight From The Heart (1982) is the most successful in Patrice's discography. Other songs from Straight From The Heart in Remind Me are the very "jazzy" song Number One, Where There Is Love, All We Need and the one chosen to name the compilation Remind Me.
The last album released by Elektra is Now (1984) which contains another disco hit, Feels So Real and To Each His Own.
Remind Me by Patrice Rushen, also available in the 3 LP vinyl edition, is published by the British label Strut Records which this year celebrates its 20 anniversary (1999-2019).