Dance Naked is the 13th album by American singer-songwriter and musician John Mellencamp released in 1994. The most notable accomplishment was the largely successful single "Wild Night," a cover of the 1971 song by Van Morrison. The song featured Me'shell Ndegeocello on a duet with Mellencamp as well as the prominent bass lead. The single reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and charted at #1 on the Adult Contemporary List for 8 weeks. The album itself reached #13 on the Billboard 200. Spin Magazine named Dance Naked the 20th best album of 1994.
Released in 1976, Naked & Warm is the fifth studio album by American R&B singer Bill Withers and his second for Columbia Records.
Billie Holiday meets Joni Mitchell when multilingual vocalist Phyllis Chapell performs her soulful music. "Naked World" is the third solo release from Chapell, but the seventh if you include her time with the world-renowned jazz ensemble, Phyllis Chapell & SIORA. Named one of the best jazz vocalists of all time by Scott Yanow of Jazz Times, Downbeat, and All Music Guide, Phyllis has a voice that can only be described as “beautifully unique.”…
Rickie Lee Jones "unplugged" – in fact, solo with an acoustic guitar or piano on all but a couple of tunes – Naked Songs is otherwise a retrospective concert album on which Jones cherry-picks songs from her five studio albums, including the hits "Chuck E.'s in Love" and "Young Blood," and others from her breakthrough debut record. The studio album arrangements always tried to support and augment Jones' idiosyncratic writing and playing style, which sounds less unusual when she is simply accompanying herself, and in many ways more effective. "Altar Boy," a previously unreleased song, strays into Leonard Cohen territory, mixing religion with eroticism.