“Ladies Hot Line” (1983)

THE DIANA ROSS PROJECT

Paul Jabara And Friends

Songwriter is a word rarely applied to Diana Ross.  Of her dozens of memorable hits, none bear her name in the writing credits; the singer has been open about her place as an “interpreter” of lyrics, finding meaning in the words of others.  That said, during the 1980s — under an exciting, lucrative deal with RCA Records — Ross was enjoying unprecedented creative control in her career.  Expanding her musical horizons, the singer began executive producing her own albums, and even began co-writing some of her own songs.  Most of these were album tracks, but a few (“So Close,” “Work That Body”) were lifted as singles to moderate success.  Though these songs aren’t found on “Best Of…” collections, nor are the ever performed live by the singer, they do compose a fascinating corner of her discography and a peek into her wildly-varied musical tastes.

“Ladies Hot Line” then deserves a place of mention in this ongoing…

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