From The Vault journeys back to the early 90’s when Whitney Houston released one of her most soaring ballads.
Today’s pick is the legend’s ‘All The Man That I Need.’
Released as the second single from her third LP ‘I’m Your Baby Tonight,’ ‘Man’ was originally sung by Linda Clifford in 1982. Almost a decade later, Houston turned it into a Billboard #1 hit and a global Top 20.
Featuring Kenny G on the sax, the cut sees the singer share how the love and affection she receives from her significant other are all she needs to be happy in this life. A simple, yet resonating message.
Peter Israelson directed the track’s video, which like the song showcases the sheer simplicity of what Nippy had to offer: her raw talent. No crazy theatrics or over-the-top fashion, just her incredible aura and magnificent voice.
We can’t thank Ms. Houston enough for sharing her otherworldly talent with the world and inspiring generations – past, present and future – of super vocalists.
And while she’s sadly no longer here, we’re glad her music and that witty personality of hers have remained alive thanks to her omnipresence online via memes, gifs, clips, and ever-impactful performances.
Gone, yet anything but forgotten. We’ll always love and adore you.