Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Crystal Waters Headlines "RAW" @ LA PRIDE Saturday JUNE 9th

"Gypsy Woman" became a worldwide hit, memorable for it's la da dee la dee da refrainBillboard Hot 100, found even more success in Europe, and reaching #2 on The UK Singles Chart. The track was also parodied in the memorable sketch "My Songs Are Mindless" (Performed by Kim Wayans) on the television series In Living Color in 1991. Wayans skewered the songs simple rhythm and melody by singing "There goes Fred Flinstone. I got a song there, got another song there: Yabba Dabba Doo Yabba Dabba Da, Yabba Dabba Doo Yabba Dabba Da...". The clip from the comedy show would sometimes show up mixed into Water's own composition at Gay clubs with video screens. Despite all the humorous jabs (and some serious derision as well), the song seems destined to be one of the imnmortal House Music hits. Scarcely a year after its release, a new version turned up on the "Red Hot + Dance" AIDS fundraiser disc (1992, distributed by Sony Music), getting its remixer (Joey Negro) his first real taste of American exposure. and often sampled keyboard riff. The track reached #8 on the

Despite some additional contributions by remixer Steve "Silk" Hurley, Waters' next releases were promoted only in the dance music markets, but she made an unexpected comeback in 1994 when "100% Pure Love" hit #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became one of the longest charting singles on the Hot 100 at 45 weeks ("Gypsy Woman" remained on the chart for an average 16 weeks).

Her 1997 self-titled album included another Top 40 US hit, "Say...If You Feel Alright," but mainstream success in the US has since eluded her. However, Waters remains successful on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart with recent hits like "Come On Down" and "My Time." (Both of which went #1 US dance, the latter making top 40 in the UK). "Gypsy Woman's" keyboard-chord was recently sampled on rapper T.I.'s 2006 mega-hit "Why You Wanna". Waters performed at various gay pride events across the US in 2006.

In 2007 her track "Destination Calabria" hit the Top 10 on the UK Singles Chart. Waters is rumoured to be working on new material. Crystal Waters Headlines for Steve Pena Productions, promoter for the very popular "Military Madness Night", and Jeffrey Sanker in LA for "RAW" Saturday June 9th for LA PRIDE 2007. Video BELOW.

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