Got to Be Real, The Best of Cheryl Lynn– Cheryl Lynn
Cheryl Lynn must seem like a diversion from the rest of the list but if you hadn’t picked this up already, I was a kid with an old soul and I was constantly digging in my dad’s CD collection looking for something good to listen to. Of course I was familiar with Cheryl from “Got to be Real” and her duet with Luther, “If This World Were Mine,” but I got to know Cheryl and her impeccable vocals in sixth grade. Again, Cheryl’s CD was forever in rotation. If she wasn’t in my discman, she was in my backpack. Cheryl Lynn was so special because she was like my little secret. No doubt, I was the only sixth grader listening to her. Her voice was almost other worldly at times. Her vocal acrobatics are unmatched. If you’ve never listened to Cheryl Lynn, take advantage of my shared secret.