Brenda Jay Nelson is known primarily as a session singer. She has done backing vocals for many acts including Nona Hendryx, Freddie Jackson, Melba Moore, Al Green and even a couple Isle postees - Nokko and Vanessa Paradis. Her greatest fame as a backing singer was with the group Scritti Politti, and her vocals were even featured up front in one of their songs, "Hypnotize" (one of my fave songs, BTW - and that's not her in the video, alas). Another artist she did backing vocals for was Robert Palmer, who produced this song and her entire self-titled debut album, which was a soul-pop affair, as is this song. It failed to make any sort of impression, and Ms. Nelson went back to session singing. Check out her Myspace page for her current goings-on.