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Topically Yours - Tribute to Gloria Lynne By Friends

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Host Deardra Shuler talks to legendary singer Gloria Lynne's lyricist and friend Ann Rubino, singer Sandra Y. Johnson and musician friends Jimmy Sabini, Nat Adderly, Jr and John di Martino about the life and times of balladeer, jazz singer and R&B vocalist, Gloria Lynne. Each discusses their personal experience with Ms Lynne.  Ann Rubino met Gloria Lynne in the 1980s and began a collaboration co-writing such songs as "Lend Me Yesterday," "Love Is Blind," ""I Shall Live," Come Get Your Share," and on the grammy nominated album "A Time For Love."  Arranger, composer, singer and pianist Jimmy Sabini has performed with the likes of Connie Francis, George Benson, Frankie Valle,Gloria Lynne and Vaughn Monroe.  Jimmy is versitile in his musical style ranging from Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, Barry White et al, to the oldies but goodies. He includes disco, rock and Latin music in his musical repetoire as well. Jimmy has his own recording studio where he produces and records for himself and others. Jazz pianist John di Martino is a sought after musical director who has recorded with Houston Person, Taj Mahal, David "Fat Head" Newman, et al.  A skilled pianist, he has accompanied Jon Hendricks, Billy Eckstine, Keely Smith, Gloria Lynne, Grady Tate and others.  He was a longtime member of Ray Barretto's New World Spirit and is featured on Barretto's recording "Portraits In Jazz and Clave."  Sandra Y Johnson won 2nd place at the Billie Holliday Vocal Competition. Her CDs include "Steppin Out" and "What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life." She has sampled Gloria Lynne's music. Nat Adderly Jr is a pop and R&B music arranger and pianist who was the music director for Luther Vandross tours and co-songwriter on most of Vandross's albums.