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The follow-up to the Sha-Boom single "Bessie" is called "Sweet
Sensation" (not the Stephanie Mills song) and will be released in June. It will
contain a radio mix, a club mix and the demo version, sung by Sha-Boom producer and former
M-People bassist/vocalist Mark Bell. Together with Bell, Taka has co-written a track
called "Never Felt This Way Before" and sings lead vocals on seven of the ten
songs on the forthcoming Sha-Boom album "Mecca Funk", due out later this year.
The second single will be "Totally", where the vocals are handled by the
magnificent Paul Johnson (who you may remember from Soul II Soul's brilliant, but terribly
underrated "Represent"). The third Sha-Boom single, again with Taka on lead
vocals, will be called "If You Need Me" and should be out by fall.
Also during the fall, a new Taka Boom/Joey Negro collaboration will see the light of day.
Finally! The track is called "It Must Be The Music" and Miss Boom co-wrote it
with producer Dave Lee (Joey Negro). The couple's most commercially successful
collaboration, "Can't Get High Without You", reached #1 on Billboard's Dance
Chart on October 31 last year. On May 26 this year, it won the ASCAP Dance Song Of The
October 18, 1998:
The U.S. remix of "Can't Get High Without You" on Subliminal Records
(released as Joey Negro featuring Taka Boom, as opposed to the original, European version
which came out under the Rainbow Connection moniker) reached #3 on Billboard's Dance/Club
Play Chart this week, with a bullet.
Taka's recently finished a new track called "Are You Coming My Way" with Tom
Hayes for his production company Deep End. No release date has been set yet.
Taka will be performing at the Southport Weekender (U.K.) on November 7.
June 30, 1998:
Taka's been busy lately, singing backgrounds for sister Chaka, The Artist and Larry Graham
during their tour in the States. Details about the second leg of the tour, which is
supposed to start in Europe sometime his fall, will be available on Chaka's official site
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