The Sweet Inspirations, who backed Elvis on stage from 1969 to 1977, are wrapping up work on a new CD called "In The Right Place", a hot collection of new 70’s-esque soul and R&B material that'll get your groove on. Performing are original members Myrna Smith and Estelle Brown and newer member Portia Griffin.
1. I’m Coming Out
2. Sweet Love
3. Midnight Rendezvous
4. There's Going To be A Celebration
5. You Make Me Feel Good
6. Sweet Inspiration (2004 version)
7. You Can't Love Another Until You Love Yourself
8. Just As Long As We're Together
9. In The Right Place
10. Time, All I Need Is Time
11. What Goes Around
12. I Feel A Song Comin' Up Out Of Me
13. The Lord's Prayer (accapella)
The debut single will be "I'm Coming Out", a club track especially written and mixed for the Sweets. Elvis Unlimited also release a single of the 2004 version of "Sweet inspiration".
As most Elvis fans know, original member Sylvia Shemwell suffered a stroke several years ago and her recovery has been slow, with her ability to speak and sing greatly compromised. As the ladies neared completion of the new CD, they were able to coax Sylvia into the studio to participate on a track and her voice prevailed. Sylvia also recorded for the CD a special message to the Elvis fans, so many of whom have sent her some very meaningful encouragement over the last few years. And she got glammed up for a new publicity shot. If you would like to send her a note of encouragement, here's the address:
West Sunset Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
To learn more about the new CD and to stay up to date with The Sweet Inspirations, check out the link below. On the record label site you can also listen to some previews of the songs.
Source: Various / Updated: Jul 27, 2004