Sarah DeLeo: Rockin' Robin
Sarah DeLeo (vocals)
I'm In Heaven Tonight (Sweet Sassy Music SSM 1002)
Sarah DeLeo (vocals),
Jay Collins (sax, flute), Brian Charette (organ), Chris Bergson (guitar), Mark Bordenet (percussion).
Composed by J. Thomas.
Recorded: Brooklyn, NY, April 2008
Rating: 83/100 (learn more)
Oh man, here I have to admit that I used to have a cassette tape copy of the Jackson 5 doing this song way back in the day. Maybe a bit of redemption can be scored by saying that I'm pretty sure there was a Joe Tex song on the tape? (OK, never mind.)
Vocalist Sarah DeLeo, thankfully, has a completely different delivery from the Jacksons. On top of a fairly sultry vibe (thanks must go to organist Brian Charette and flutist Jay Collins), DeLeo lives inside the tune. I wouldn't have thought this combination would work, but that's just my fading memory of the Jackson 5 taking over. DeLeo has a nice voice and uses it to great effect on this one.
Reviewer: Mark Saleski