Release Info: KEVYN LETTAU - SIMPLE LIFE (1992)
1. We Know The Way By Heart
2. Forever Lover And Friend
4. Nana Das Aguas
5. Simple Life
6. People's Parties
7. Homeless Person Interlude
8. Take A Look
9. Miracle Of Love
10. Baby Crying
11. Will They Know
13. Out Of Town
14. Prelude To A Kiss
Every record for me has been a snapshot into my life during the time of both the writing and recording process. I spent several months in the writing and practicing phase before we started recording. Many of the songs were very challenging both musically and vocally for me. I sang everything live with the band, which meant that I really had to be on my game.
There were several musicians involved in this record and Michael had a co-producer for the first time; Marcel East. His background was less Jazz and more R&B which brought parts of the album into new directions for me.
I got mixed reviews on this album because it covered so much ground style wise. People thought it lacked a theme, to which I replied that my voice was the theme. I do know that I can never please everyone, so I might as well make music I like!
This record marked my first song writing efforts with the Brazilian genius, Dori Caymmi on a song called "Forever Lover and Friend". We still love to play this tune live!
The song "Sunlight", written by Bill Cantos and Ricky Lawson, became a huge hit in the Philippines which afforded me the honor to start traveling over there to do concerts and TV commercials. Bill and I go way back. He grew up in San Diego and I met him when he was the tender age of 15. He was already playing and singing great! I love to travel to the Philippines and I can honestly say it has become somewhat of a home away from home. The people are the nicest in the world, hands down!
Simple Life was mostly recorded at a studio in Santa Barbara, which is about 1 1/2 hours away from LA where we live. I have fond memories of driving up the coast and working on this project!