We have just learned of the passing of musician, songwriter and producer Kashif, who worked with Whitney back in the beginning of her career. They had a very successful collaboration with “You Give Good Love,” which Kashif produced and which was Whitney’s first single. Here is Whitney performing the song on the Soul Train Music Awards back in the day. RIP Kashif.
Twenty-nine years ago today, Whitney’s song “Didn’t We Almost Have It All” hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This became her 5th Number One Single.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture opened this past weekend in Washington, D.C. The Whitney Houston Estate was honored to be asked to donate something iconic of Whitney’s. Pat and Gary Houston attended the opening and Pat is pictured here along with Whitney’s gown from the historic 1993 Billboard Music Awards, when she won a record 11 awards. There is also a photo of Whitney with an American Music Award and a quote.
Photo: Gary Houston
“One Of Those Days” was the second single from Whitney’s fifth studio album Just Whitney in 2002. The song samples The Isley Brothers’ “Between The Sheets” from 1983, and the lyrics speak about getting away from the stress of life. The song received favorable reviews with the sampling getting favorable comments as well. Whitney performed the song on “Good Morning America.”
In September 2009, Whitney performed live on “Good Morning America” to promote her album I Look To You (which ended up being her last album). She performed 4 songs – 2 new ones from the album – “Million Dollar Bill” and “I Look To You” – and two oldies – “My Love Is Your Love” and “I’m Every Woman.” This is a cool shot as you can see that members of the audience were holding Whitney fans!!