Anita Renee' Spratt

Anita Renee' Spratt

BandJazzSinger/Songwriter

My Music and Me: Soulful, Mesmerizing, Smooth, Captivating, Unique, Mood Music (Love & Romance) or as most young adults say with a smile, "that's JACUZZI MUSIC". With versatile songwriting styles ranging from Pop, Urban/R&B to Jazz...it's all about Music (Heaven's Gift to Me).

Biography

Captivating and mesmerizing her audiences with her smooth vocal style and range, she has been described by some of Alabama's most respected Jazz musicians as (vocally) being "in the stratosphere man".

Multi-talented singer, songwriter Anita Spratt is a graduate of the Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA)

After graduation from ASFA, Anita visited her sister in Minnesota. Upon hearing Anita sing for the first time, her sister immediately made a phone call and the very next day Anita was introduced to Terry Lewis, one half of the well acclaimed producing-songwriting team "Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis". There she briefly performed with Terry's group "Flyte Tyme" as lead vocalist and flautist before returning to B'ham after being awarded a full scholorship to continue her education in Performing Arts.

On an earlier project Anita worked with Grammy Award winners, singer / songwriter Brian McKnight and his brother Claude McKnight along with Joey Kimble (of the group "Take Six") who performed as background singers on three of her original compositions. Anita also co-wrote a song with songwriter/musician Brandon Barnes who is an accredited writer on several of Brian McKnight's albums. She has also worked with producer/musician/engineer; Scott McDavid and Tony Wachter on her remixes of "You're The One".

On her most recent CD project, Anita has worked with producer/musician/engineer; Hassan Davis and Grammy Award Winner Phil Davis.

In the early 90's Anita performed in Birmingham's annual music festival, The Birmingham City Stages, as an international act on the Coca Cola stage. She also opened for the Millie Jackson and Johnny Taylor Blues Concert held at the Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery, Alabama. In 2005, she also performed with "Jazz Ambassador" Charles Marshall in Atlanta Georgia.

Lyrics

I'll Tell You Why

Written By: Anita Renee' Spratt

I’LL TELL YOU WHY
Music & Lyrics by: Anita Renee’ Spratt
© 2003

I’ll tell you why, I know that baby you’re no fool
(‘cause) Deeply in Love with me you fell
I’ll tell you why, I think that you are just too cool
I can go in detail

You’re like the sun that shines,
The brightness of your love, heaven’s design
You’re like the air that I breathe
I gotta have it and it’s what I need

I’ll tell you why, when you make love to me it’s so good
(‘cause) You just got it that way
I’ll tell you why, I beg for more than maybe I should
You say “love, it’s okay”

In the words that you speak
When you’re inside my love you get so deep
Making me beg for more and more
You know your love is what I’m living for

I’ll tell you why, I’ll tell you why,
I’ll tell you why, I’ll tell you why,

I’ll tell you why, I want you
I’ll tell you why, I need you
Why, I gotta have your love… [sweet love] (repeated)

I’ll tell you why, I’ll tell you why… why (repeat 2x’s)
Because you are so good to me, my baby

(adlib)

Nakiyah's La La Song

Written By: Anita Renee' Spratt

NAKIYAH’S LA LA SONG
(Lyric Sheet)

COPYRIGHT © 2003
LYRICS & MUSIC BY
ANITA SPRATT

When she was born the sun lit up the sky
When she first walked and she waved bye-bye
All I could do was sigh!
She’s such a big girl now!

When you say Nakiyah, you’re pretty as can be
Nakiyah, a pretty smile has she
She sings…

La la La la La la La…La la La la La
(sweet baby)
[“la la” line repeated once]

She calls me Auntie, ‘cause that’s what she prefers
Her favorite book, I have to read to her
A thousand times…
It’s just a book of rhymes

Just say Nakiyah, you’re pretty as can be
Nakiyah a pretty smile has she
She sings…

La la La la La la La… La la La la La
(my baby)
*[ “la la” line repeated 11 x’s]

Runnin’ and Jumpin’ and Skippin’
Flippin’ and Huggin’ and Kissin’
Swingin’ and Taggin’ and Dancin’
All the while singing…
[repeat once]

It’s time to come in, so wave bye to your friends
Honey, don’t you fret now…
If you don’t we will come back again
[repeat once]

(Ah...Ah)
La la… [repeat til’ the end]
Nakiyah…[ repeat til’ the end]

After The Interview

Written By: Anita R. Spratt

After The Interview
Music and Lyrics by Anita R. Spratt
©2003
Interview after interview
Before it’s over they ask about you
I even know what they want me to say

They ask about the works I’ve done
Especially one particular song (beautiful brother/daydream lover)
What do they want to know about you today

Well, they want to know, am I still dreamin’ ‘bout you
They want to know, have I been kissed by you
They want to know about the things that I’ll do
Like, after the interview, will I go home and write love songs about you

I tell them when we met, I do declare
A perfect gentleman you were, I swear
It goes in their ear,
But they just don’t hear

So, I simply tell the truth
That nothing’s happened between me and you
Just when think, I’ve made my point clear

Still, they want to know, am I still dreamin’ ‘bout you
They want to know, have I been kissed by you
They want to know about the things that I’ll do
Like, after the interview, will I go home and write love songs about you

They want to know, am I still dreamin’ ‘bout you
They want to know, have I been kissed by you
They want to know about the things that I’ll do
Like, after the interview, will I go home and write love songs about you
They want to know about the things that I’ll do
Like, after the interview, will I go home and write love songs about you

So what, if I do
As long as it’s alright with you

Walk With Me

Written By: Anita Renee' Spratt

WALK WITH ME
Lyrics & Music Written by
Anita Renee Spratt

Looking back over the past, you know
Our lives were like a picture show
Oh, why didn’t our love last?
We were young moving much too fast

I’ve tried to put it out of my mind
But, my heart keeps taking me back in time
We didn’t take love seriously
Just carried on outrageously
No use to pretend
The games just had to end

Walk With Me with the love that we live
Walk With Me with the love that we give
Walk With Me no need to hide what we feel
WALK WITH ME

Whatever we were looking for
Somehow we thought we’d find much more
I know it’s not too late
We’ve learn to communicate

See, back then when lived in a fantasy
But, now let’s live in reality
Love is in our hearts,
This love should never ever part
Yes, it can survive
Let’s keep love alive

Walk With Me with the love that we live
Walk With Me with the love that we give
Walk With Me no need to hide what we feel
WALK WITH ME

Love we live
Love we give
Love we feel
Love that’s real

Take A Flight

Written By: Anita Renee' Spratt

TAKE A FLIGHT
Music & Lyrics By:
Anita Renee’ Spratt

Would you like to take a flight, come take a flight with me?
Would you like to be in a State that you’ve never been?
You’ve got to elevate your mind, then you will find
That the mystery of love is in you and me
Just open up your heart and see and you can be free
Our feet won’t leave the ground, you know
But, we’ll be so high in love the world will see you glow

Take a flight, take a flight ….

With the light divine, seeing love shine
It’s all inside in your soul and in your mind
It’s what you know this time
If you seek, then you shall find
What you’re looking for and much, much more
Soon we’ll step through the door, this you can’t ignore
Our feet won’t leave the ground, you know
But we’ll be so high in love the world will see you glow

Take a flight, take a flight with me
(Instrumental solo)

Take a flight with me

Take a flight in the heights of love
Take a flight with me
Take a flight in the heights of love
Take a flight with me

Come on and see the mystery
Take a Flight with Me

You're The One

Written By: Anita R. Spratt & Brandon Barnes

YOU’RE THE ONE
LYRICS & MUSIC BY:
ANITA R. SPRATT & BRANDON BARNES
©1990

When I saw you it was no surprise
‘Cause you’re the one that opened up my eyes
To the facts of love, yes this is true
That’s why I have no doubt that I’m in love with you

Love was a mystery until you sat me down and made me see
That’s how I know you’re everything I’ll ever need

You’re the one (oh baby) that I love (I really love you)
You’re the one I’m always thinking of (thinkin’ about you)
You’re the one (oh baby) that I love (I really love you)
You’re the one I’m always dreaming of

I’ve been offered material things, you see
But it’s never really what it seems to be
No BMW’s or diamond rings
Could ever substitute for the love you bring to me

I can say you’re different from what I’ve had before
‘Cause you took my heart and didn’t tear it apart

You’re the one (oh baby) that I love (I really love you)
You’re the one I’m always thinking of (thinkin’ about you)
You’re the one (oh baby) that I love (I really love you)
You’re the one I’m always dreaming of

Oh oh oh baby you know that I love you
Oh oh baby thinking about you

Love was a mystery until you sat me down and made me see
That’s how I know you’re everything I’ll ever need

(chorus) repeated and fade

Discography

You Are My Joy (B'Ham Only Records/O-Live Records) complete CD 1990

Take A Flight (B'Ham Only Records/O-Live Records) [single] college radio stations, Jazz radio programs

You're The One (B'Ham Only Records/O-Live Records) [single] CD, LP Vinyl dance/club mixes. Radio play on FM Pop/R&B Stations

Set List

PLEASE NOTE:
A TYPICAL 2 SET GIG CONSISTS OF 10 SONGS PER SET (OR MORE DEPENDING ON CONTRACT SPECIFICATIONS ON PERFORMANCE TIME)

SET LIST:
ANITA'S ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS TAKEN FROM HER DEBUT PROMOTIONAL CD "YOU ARE MY JOY" AND SEVERAL NEW NOT YET RELEASED ORIGINALS (TO NAME A FEW):

Take A Flight
Walk With Me
Heart To Heart
Shine (Brandon Barnes)
Beautiful Brother
Is This Just A Song
I'm So Tired (Tribute to Rosa Parks)
I'll Tell You Why
At The End Of The Road
Talk To My Heart
Whispering In My Ear
Always
You're The One (Anita Spratt, Brandon Barnes)
Call Me Now
This Day
In Your Arms
Real Love (Brandon Barnes)
You're Gonna Need My Love (Brandon Barnes)

COVER SONGS ARRANGED TO COMPLIMENT ANITA'S UNIQUE STYLE AND ORIGINALITY (TO NAME A FEW):

With These Hands
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
Hello
My Funny Valentine
Misty
All Of Me
I Will Survive
Could It Be That I'm In Love
Loving You
Can You Feel What I'm Saying
Memory Lane
Giving You The Best That