Don’t know too much about KAREN LINETTE. It seems she hails from Maryland and has been in the business for almost 20 years. She performs worldwide and has shared stages and studios (as session singer) with people including Norman Connors, Dawn Robinson (En Vogue), Michael Henderson, Jean Carn, Sybil, Howard Hewett, CeCe Peniston, Anthony David, Miki Howard, Tom Browne, Marion Meadows, Regina Belle, and Dexter Wansel.
Right now she has her own double A sided single out and it’s winning plenty of support Stateside. One of the tunes is the lady’s version of Stevie’s ‘Another Star’. Karen’s take is a gentle jazz shuffle, quite different to the original. However, the other song is the one that’s proving more popular on the soul scene. ‘Couldn’t Love You’ is a sweet ballad that samples the piano riff from Love Unlimited ‘Walkin’ In The Rain With The One I Love’ and it really is effective. Ms Linette delivers the vocal with proper soul conviction that betrays her 20 years in the business.