I'm performing at Montreux Jazz on July 13, this year. My big wish was to have Donna Summer sharing that stage with me, and many great artists whom I personally feel connect the dots to modern dance music.
Yesterday's news of her passing has devastated me. I've wanted to work with her ever since I heard that magical voice. We've only gotten a chance to work together once, though not for lack of trying.
The video below has very bad sound - but you can see and feel the sheer joy and professionalism of Donna Summer working with CHIC.
I was the Music Director of a VH1 Diana Ross Divas special. Whatever I say today feels wrong, but what we both said that night was so right.
I respect you Donna. I miss you Donna. And most of all, I Love You Donna!
Diva's 2000 Rehearsal - Donna Summer and CHIC