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Debra Laws

The sister of flutist Hubert Laws, saxophonist Ronnie Laws, and vocalist Eloise Laws, singer Debra Laws performed and collaborated with a veritable who's-who of jazz, funk, and R&B segments of the recording industry. After she was featured on recordings by her brothers, as well as Richard Roundtree's The Man from Shaft and Aquarian Dream's Fantasy, she signed to Elektra, where she released the 1981 album Very Special. Produced by Hubert and Ronnie, it reached number 13 on Billboard's R&B chart, led by three charting singles, including the title song; a staple of the quiet storm radio format, the hit has been sampled for songs recorded by Big Daddy Kane, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Lopez, and K. Michelle, among others. Though her career continued, she didn't release another album until 1993 -- Moments, for the Japanese Polystar label. Laws has performed in world-class concert halls and at some internationally renowned jazz festivals. Equally impressive are her numerous credits, including sessions for recordings by Jeffrey Osborne, Betty Wright, and Stevie Wonder. Laws has also worked as an actor on Broadway and in a series of other stage and television productions. Her film credits include Crossroads and Jailbird Rock. ~ Nate Cavalieri & Andy Kellman, Rovi
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Such a beautiful song
Unsung for sure... A biopic would be great!
Loved it!
Nice!
Love this memories way back 1980's
Old song r the best. Love all old R & B music, the music made u think. The music had meaning.
Always remember good music. And this is one
Imagine this, being in LA, going to a jazz club, near the beach and seeing Debra sing this song live, Yes...that's was me and I miss those Very Special moments....I am just saying...
So much talent in this lady
Still my favorite song
rocgoodlife. j r
Great love song
glammagrl
truly truly heart warming every time I hear this song!!!!
Summer of 1981, some great memories! One of my all time favorites.
This what music is love n affection
Baby baby
All my love is all I have, all my life I looked for you you need me and I need you, Very Special, god some songs are true genius
" I need you & you need mmmeeeeee ".
momduke82
One of my favs ! Got my husband to admit its now one of his.
She holds her own coming from such a talented family. Her brothers "man"! Thank the Lord for them.
very special time in my life when this song came out...specia l memories
Love this jam...
fhbnyc
There is no stronger and more sincere song I have been taken with than "Very Special". There will never be another !
rodriguezlad i e s
I love it :) ...great years
Beautiful voice!
gmalbrough
Good voice
classic stepper's jam! :)
She has a nice voice. Also, she resembles the woman who plays the mother on the Moesha television show.
love it
curitiba4lif e 5 0
It seems sisters don't feel this way anymore. It's all about being a basketball wife & divorcing him so they can start their own businesses-o r something like that. Hooray for feminism! !
Love that s**t
chimaine1024
Love this song always!
dwzon50
This can bring tears from a real man's eyes. Simply powerful.
Music at its best. Its refreshing to hear true music, meaningful music.
vltbyrd
Imagine 16 in 1981, this song and lovin life!
Love this track
This song brings back the best memories spent with family!
I think she put it down, even to this day the song is a fav.,
This is when music was music love this song
Man, this song says so much about expressing true feelings....
Great Song!GREAT SISTER AND BROTHER COLLABERATIO N !
Very special indeed, as i often wondered what became of Debra...lol. . . a s if i know her personally.. .
Bring the 80's BACK, not 1985, all the other years.
womanofpeace m d
Lyrics with real meaning. Luv it! Many memories attached to this song
we need more music like these , the 70/80th was the best Now that was music
krystmas81
Love this song!
classic track
This voice is truly beautiful to the industry
Wonderful music. I wish they still made music like this!!!
great song, makes me think of good times
Great song! Brings back so many memories of my youth.
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