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You're listening to "Step By Step" sung by Whitney Houston.
Junior Arena Anthem Mix for The Ultimate 1998 Dance Party Compilation. (See Extensive Footnote)

 My Contracting Is A Snap!
 
I have one Entertainment Agreement to which Attachments are appended.
This arrangement eliminates all of the "by-the-ways" that surprise clients.
If I haven't thought about it, priced it, and "it" happens, I accept the cost!
 
Taking The Contracting Step-By-Step
 
Step 1: Check Availability.  Step 2: Read & Return Signed Agreements w Deposit. 
Step 3: Relax! I'm On Your Team For Pre-Event Support and Event Entertainment. 

Agreement  & Attachments
Click Each Link To Review & Download
 
Attachment #2
Attachment #1
Attachment #3

 
BOOKING UNDERSTANDING:  Somewhere in the process of selecting entertainment, you come to your decision. If it's is for me, I'm pleased... Now, we have a "booking understanding," which, as explained in my Agreement, I consider a commitment to you that I will not re-book your date during the next 3 days.  This gives you time to review, sign, and return my Agreement, Attachments, and Deposit. (Email & PayPal) If this isn't done on time, I'm free to re-book the date.
Our Booking Understanding Does Not Equal Our Agreement!
  
ENTERTAINMENT AGREEMENT:   Though the Agreement has information abstracted from Attachments, is only our agreement on standard matters. By itself, it does not incorporate your event.
Attachments specialize the Entertainment Agreement to your event.
 
ATTACHMENTS:  Your Attachments determine your Fee, Deposit, Final Payment, and optional Cancellation Insurance; they are a vital to the Agreement.  Thus, their initial content cannot be modified without our mutual agreement. Often, a seemingly innocent change can cause
A MATERIAL CHANGE.  
 
EVENTS... especially weddings... have a way of evolving.  Whether a wedding reception is moved from 7:00 to 7:30 PM, is of small consequence. The entire evening is reserved.
However, a move-up to an earlier time may may impact everything. 
 
Here is a real Oh-by-the-way:  "The reception is still at 7:00 PM, but we've decided to get married in the function room (which remained unbooked for the afternoon) at 5:30PM so that we can have a receiving line and pictures before the cocktail hour at 7:00."
 
This is A MATERIAL CHANGE though it does not involve music.
First, it backs up the arrival / set-up time into Bridge Hours, which are hours that lock-out the possibility of an afternoon engagement.  One cannot load-in and set-up during a wedding ceremony!  Secondly, I may not even be able to accommodate the change, which could break your own Agreement... And, if I'm not booked, I won't be able to do so, thus the Bridge Hour Fee could apply.
 

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WHITNEY HOUSTON
A Thoroughbred
Through & Through
 
 
Where does one start to describe this remarkable talent.  Well, to describe her in a Thoroughbred race horse metaphor, she has the pedigree (Gospel singing mother, Cissy Houston, and Auntie Dionne Warwick), conformation, (cover model on Seventeen and model in Glamour magazines) and an incredible "set of pipes" that catalyzed all her assets into the performance chart of an exceptional champion. 
 
Let's start on June 1, 1985 when she charted her first hit, "You Give Good Love" which reached #3, stayed on the Top 40 for 13 weeks and achieved GOLD. This filly broke from the gate cleanly... AND she didn't stop running.  In fact, typical of a great champion, she was not satisfied with the #3 Show position.  In her next outing, she galloped for #1 and did she ever achieve it.  In fact, her next 7 records were all #1 hits, of which 1 was PLATINUM, "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," and 4 were GOLD, "Saving All My Love For You," "How Will I Know," "Greatest Love Of All," and "So Emotional."  Her "Where Do Broken Hearts Go," rose to #1, but did not go GOLD.
 
With tongue-n-cheek, I'll say that Whitney then went back to the shedrow for about 2 years for a few prep races where she placed #9 with "Love Will Save The Day," and #5 with the always popular "One Moment In Time," which one would think to be a GOLD RECORD.
 
Rested, Whitney came back with three more GOLDs in a row, of which two were #1s, "I'm Your Baby Tonight," and "All The Man That I Need," plus her famous "Star Sangled Banner" which she sang live at Super Bowl XXV on January 27, 1991 (Yes, it is disturbing to think that this many years have already passed since this event.). The National Anthem only reached #20, despite the GOLD sales.
 
Then, once again, Whitney went back to the shedrow for a respite from wearing all of the GOLD and PLATINUM.  In fact, in 8/91 she recorded "My Name Is Not Susan," which only achieved a #20 position after her recording of "Miracle" at #9. Normally at this point, one concludes that "the run" is over. But this was far from the truth with this filly.
 
The truth is that all of Whitney's previous achievements would pale next to her next outing which charted on 11/14/92 with "I Will Always Love You"... a gigantic hit achieving quadruple PLATINUM, #1 position for 14 weeks, and Top 40 for 24.  It was also #1 in sales, airplay, adult contempory and R&B.  And, it was THE song from the movie, Bodyguard, starring Kevin Costner and Whitney.  HOWEVER, IT WAS NOT THE ONLY SONG FROM BODYGUARD.  Her next two records were also from the soundtrack, "I'm Every Woman," and "I Have Nothing," each reached #4, and each went GOLD.  Another cut from the soundtrack  "Run To You" surprisingly only achieved a #31 position.  This all happend from November 1992 to July 1993!
 
Then, in November of 1995, Whitney achieved another #1, PLATINUM Hit, "Exhale" (or Shoop Shoop)"  from the soundtrack of the movie Waiting To Exhale. There was one more #1 Hit which followed, "Heartbreak Hotel" w/ Faith Evans and Kelly Price.
 
In all, the following songs reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 or Billboard Hot R&B / Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks chart.
 
1985: "Saving All My Love for You"
1986: "How Will I Know"
1986: "Greatest Love of All"
1987: "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)"
1987: "Didn't We Almost Have It All"
1988: "So Emotional"
1988: "Where Do Broken Hearts Go"
1990: "I'm Your Baby Tonight"
1991: "All the Man That I Need"
1992: "I Will Always Love You"
1995: "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)"
1999: "Heartbreak Hotel" w/ Faith Evans and Kelly Price
 
The song playing in the background, "Step By Step" is from her Preacher's Wife Album, and other compilations, including The Ultimate Dance Party 1998.  It was a 1997 hit which charted #15.  It's words are somewhat prophetic to Whitney's career, especially hers of recent.
 
And yet, despite what has been reported by the media, and in fact witnessed on TV, I believe that Whitney Houston will remain a vital force in music. As her chart performance shows, she cycles into GOLDS and PLATINUMS.  So, I'm predicting that she will cycle again, if allowed by life and business circumstances.  True champions are PUT to pasture... THEY DON'T GO THERE WILLINGLY.  And Whitney is a true champion.
 
Johnny      
 
Fotenote:  Since the creative of the above text, Whitney has died... in Whitney fashion... by tragically drowning in her bathtub.  Her passing leaves of with two truths:  1) Fame, fortune, and beauty does not assure a happy life.  2) Her talent lives on, for she is still the standard by which others, who dare sing her songs or song-types, are compared.

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