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Anita Baker: The Best of Anita Baker

Read "The Best of Anita Baker" reviewed by Daniel Garrett

On The Best of Anita Baker, the singer goes from singing that “love like ours is heaven sent, each day a day to remember” in the song “Angel” to singing “you should have heard the way he shouted and the way that I screamed” in “I Apologize,” a movement from a romanticism that is positively adolescent to a mature realism. Baker, a singer whose tones suggest the melding of jazz, gospel, and the calmer speech-song of popular music singing, is ...


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