Song of the Day: Lisa Stansfield & Barry White, “All Around The World”

Lisa Stansfield says that her mother playing songs by Diana Ross & The Supremes when she was younger sparked her interest in soul music, and that two of her biggest idols were Marvin Gaye and Barry White. She recorded "All Around the World" for her 1989 album Affection, and it reached #1 in the UK, #1 on the Hot Soul Singles and Hot Dance Singles charts in the US and #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1992 she recorded it with one of her idols, Barry White, as the B side to "Time To Make You Mine." White included it in his 1992 box set, Just For You. It’s a great song, and seeing the two of them singing it together makes it that much better.

12 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Lisa Stansfield & Barry White, “All Around The World”

    1. You hear her her solo version of this on smooth jazz stations a lot. I like her voice and she’s a good songwriter (she co-wrote this one). And naturally, add Barry White and it’s three times as good.

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      1. yup, both of them. Did you know he died of a stroke? I mean, by the sounds of things, he had all sorts of health problems at the end, but eventually suffered a stroke and died about 6 weeks later.

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        1. I had read that. He was a diabetic for years and couldn’t (or didn’t) control it, and that can lead to all kinds of other issues, including a stroke. He was a relatively young man when he died. What a shame…

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