The simply sublime Jennifer Warnes, achieving a hit on the pop, country and adult contemporary charts with this 1979 hit 'I know a heartache when i see one'. Entering the Billboard pop charts in September of that year, it rose to the Top 20 in November. For me this track solidified my sense that this was a singer I wanted to know more about and hear more from. 'Right time of the night' had come into my radius the year before and early 1980 would bring more Jennifer with the Oscar winning 'It goes like it goes' from 'Norma Rae'. I have religiously followed Ms Warnes career and rigorously attempted to obtain every skerrick of her vocals whether it be her all too infrequent solo albums, or the collaborations, duets, rarities that this prolific studio singer and best kept secret in the business would create. Most people only appreciate Jennifer's double Grammy/Oscar winning recordings, but there is so much more to her music. The lady has the ability to sing any genre and work with the most interesting and cutting edge composers, musicians and producers. I hope lots of people discover or rediscover this wonderful hit from 1979.
I do not own any of the stills or audio featured in this clip, but I do possess a deep affection for the music of one Jennifer Warnes.