by Brendan Canning - Broken Social Scene in New Music on Wednesday 23 January 2008

The self-titled Syreeta album came out in 1971 on the Motown label and was a Stevie Wonder production. The two were married. Syreeta has a wonderfully sweet and angelic voice and looks the part as she is adorned on the album cover in a long flowing white dress in various poses on the beach. I Love Every Little Thing About You is the standout track with a very hip drum intro. I’m sure it’s been sampled. Also, there’s a groovy little version of the Beatles She’s Leaving Home, which I’m sure is one of the first, if not the first, use of the vocoder. [watch a clip to the Syreeta song, If The Shoe Fits]