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                          On July 11th, Strut Records are set to release a 15-track PATRICE RUSHEN retrospective called ‘Remind Me: The Classic Elektra Recordings 1978-1984.’

A jazz pianist and singer originally from Los Angeles, California, Rushen recorded three LPs for Prestige Records in her twenties between 1974 and 1976 before landing at Elektra Records in 1978. During the next six years, she would patent her own jazz-infused take on R&B, which resulted in some svelte dance grooves and silky ballads. Strut’s Elektra anthology selects the choicest cuts from Rushen’s Elektra tenure, which includes  her signature tune, the much-sampled  ‘Forget Me Nots’  – the 7-minute-long 12-inch version is featured – alongside other gems such as  ‘Haven’t You Heard,’  ‘When I Found You,’ ‘Number One,’ and ‘Remind Me.’  

Remastered from the original tapes at The Carvery, the album is available on CD and also as a 3-LP set. The liner notes include a new interview with Patrice, who says “The idea was to create music that was good for commercial radio/R&B. We were all making sophisticated dance music, essentially.”

 Read SJF’s interviews with Patrice here:


‘Remind Me: The Classic Elektra Recordings 1978-1984’ is available via Strut on July 11th