The original ‘Dream Girl’ Jennifer Holliday made one album for Arista Records in 1991 and worked with some top notch producers and songwriters.
Arista founder Clive Davis was the executive producer for I’M IN YOUR SIDE – a Top 30 R&B charted best-seller, handpicking material that allowed the soulful singer to showcase her versatility and artistry.
Super hitmakers Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson produced and wrote the track, “It’s In There” for Jennifer; Michael J. Powell, best known for his work with Anita Baker, produced three tracks including the Top 30 R&B hit, “Love Stories,” written by soul music favourite Gary Taylor; and Barry Eastmond (whose credits include production work with Freddie Jackson, Melba Moore, Tom Jones, Dionne Warwick, Will Downing and Billy Ocean among others) cut four tracks or the album including Jennifer’s powerful version of Angela Bofill’s “I’m On Your Side” which became a Top 10 R&B hit single for Jennifer.
Other key cuts on I’M ON YOUR SIDE include Diane Warren’s “I Fall Apart” and “Raise The Roof,” which became popular among gay club goers in the early ‘90s
Notes by Soul Music.com founder David Nathan
The album has been out of print for several years since its original release in 1991
About the Writer
David Nathan is the founder and CEO of SoulMusic.com and began his writing career in 1965; beginning in 1967, he was a regular contributor to Blues & Soul magazine in London before relocating to the U.S. in 1975 where he served as U.S. editor for the publication for several decades and began being known as 'The British Ambassador Of Soul.' From 1988 to 2004, he wrote prolifically for Billboard, has penned bios, produced and written liner notes for box sets and reissue CDs for over a thousand projects. He returned to London in 2009 where he has helped create SoulMusic.com Records as a leading reissue label.