Worth Waiting For

 

Worth waiting for.....  I'm going to sound so old, but back in 1991, when I was just a kid, I was signed to a record label called WW Productions. I had traveled to LA to sing & write background vocal arrangements for Sheila Ray Robinson. Her dad, Ray Charles, hooked us up with Warner Brother's Producer Wayne Vaughn, who is famous for writing "Let's Groove Tonight" and he toured as their keyboard player. He's an amazing writer, multi-instrumentalist and I would say "funk-tastically groovalicious"!

Sheila was doing projects with the Debarges and I was killing time writing music with Wayne in the studio. These weren't my first originals. I had been writing music since I was 12. His wife and partner, Wanda Vaughn from the Emotions, gave me a record deal - actually, what we call in the industry a "Spec Deal".  I didn't need any money to put into the project. They'd do everything for my production, but I had to live somewhere, work and eat. And I had no where to go, since I was "living" in Ray Charles' graciously hosted hotel. So I came home and went to college.

Now fast forward, once again, I have a record deal with a small label. I'm recording all over town trying to get my originals done....

 

Words by Marissa Dodge Bartlett

 

When she asks the profound question, "Whose Child Am I?" she finds her own answer; Kimberly belongs to the Universe, her spirit from God, her soul from Korea, and her heart from her Minnesota home.  She's a daughter of music, and a sister in song; a creative artistic spirit and an honest communicator who reaches out from the realms she's traversed.  To all those souls who might feel they have no roots, no family, no home, no love, or peace in spirit - and to those who feel they do - she reminds them to be thankful for what they have, and to celebrate each step on our various paths. Our creation is a daily process, in increments we evolve to our ultimate composition. ...