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Maybe it was the material and overall production style, which did not differ from other major label releases at that time.
Anyway, with a more distinctive production and arrangements, the album would have been much more worthwhile.
Anita Baker had released her Rapture set in 1986, and in the following years songstresses like Stephanie Mills, Regina Belle, Shirley Jones, Phyllis Hyman, Jean Carne and Angela Winbush were scoring big hits with gorgeous soulful ballads.
Atlantic was still unsure what to with Mikis musical style, and they obviously tried to play safe by hiring several different producers on Mikis sophomore set.
Her parents sang in the local gospel groups; her mother Josephine Howard was a member of gospel group The Caravans and her father Clay Graham is one of the key members of The Pilgrim Jubilee Singers.
Miki remembers that also secular music was played at her home, especially records by Aretha Franklin, Dinah Washington, Shirley Bassey, Morgana King and Little Jimmy Scott, who was Mikis personal favourite.
The only ballad on the B-side was a Whitney-ish pop-soul ballad My Friend, sung over Kurzweil 250 computer systems played by Le Mel, as it its stated in the sleeve notes. Reading Mikis interview at the time of her debut solo set, it seemed that also she herself realised that her first album had its weaknesses and that it did not display her individuality.My World marked an attempt to somewhat "modernize" Ray Charles by incorporating elements of hip-hop and New Jack swing into his trademark sound.Alicia Michelle Howard was born September 30, 1960 in Chicago.The opening song Come Share My Love peaked at position 5 on Billboard soul chart, and it reminded me of Whitneys punchiest cuts, with an instantly memorable melody line and powerful singing over a mid-tempo beat.The backing is really faceless, using programmed drums and synths, but that was the easiest way to get airplay and a sizeable hit for a new (solo) artist in the soul scene.
Come Share My Love Atlantic LP 7816881, 1987 A 1) Come Share My Love 2) Love Will Find a Way 3) Imagination 4) Come Back to Me Lover B 1) I Can't Wait (To See You Alone) 2) I Surrender 3) My Friend 4) You Better Be Ready to Love Me 5) Do You Want My Love Atlantic tried to mould Miki Howard to become a new Whitney Houston, and had hired producer Le Mel Humes to do the job.