Lisa Keith

Lisa Keith (born 1960) is an American contemporary/pop singer, probably best known for her work as a backing vocalist for other artists and lead vocalist on Herb Alpert's hit single from 1987, "Making Love in the Rain".[1] In 1993 she released her solo debut album, Walkin' in the Sun on Perspective Records; which featured production from Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Narada Michael Walden and Keith's husband Spencer Bernard. The first single "Better Than You" peaked at #36 on the Billboard Hot 100, while the follow-up single "I'm in Love" reached #84.

Lisa Keith
Born1960 (age 59–60)
OriginUnited States
LabelsPerspective Records
Associated actsHerb Alpert, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Narada Michael Walden

Keith was credited on several albums throughout the 1980s and 1990s. She is well known for her background vocals being featured on work by Janet Jackson, Alexander O'Neal, Karyn White, New Edition, and S.O.S. Band, plus other acts produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (as well as lead vocals on the chorus of MC Lyte's 1993 single "Ice Cream Dream"). In the late 1980s she also fronted a live Minneapolis Funk band called Rocket (whose members also included producer/session musician Shaun Labelle and drummer John "Bam Bam" Morgan).

In addition to working as a backing vocalist, Keith has also co-written several songs for other artists; such as New Edition's "Crucial" and Nona Hendryx's "Why Should I Cry".


Walkin' in the SunEdit

Released by Perspective Records, August 17, 1993.

  1. "Love Isn't Body... It's Soul" (James Harris III, Terry Lewis, Tim Curtis, Tony Addis, Beresford Romeo)
  2. "Better Than You" (Keith Thomas, Lisa Keith)
  3. "Love Is Alive and Well" (Spencer Bernard, Lisa Keith)
  4. "I'm in Love" (James Harris III, Terry Lewis, Lisa Keith)
  5. "Days Like These" (Louis Biancaniello, David Harper)
  6. "Love for All Seasons" (Bob Johnston, Spencer Bernard, Lisa Keith)
  7. "World of Joy" (Spencer Bernard, Lisa Keith)
  8. "Sunshine Daydreamin'" (Jarvis Baker, Lisa Keith, Narada Michael Walden)
  9. "Closer" (Spencer Bernard, Lisa Keith, Tim Curtis)
  10. "Love Me Like You Do" (Spencer Bernard, Lisa Keith)
  11. "Free as You Wanna Be" (James Harris III, Terry Lewis, Robert Womack, Henrik Rasmussen, Alonzo Evans, Alvin Marino, Horace Glenn, Joseph Thomas, Kirk Walker, Marvin Andrews, July, Quadri Wallace, Robert Hammond, Walter Simon)
  12. "True to You" (Spencer Bernard, Lisa Keith)
  13. "Walkin' in the Sun" (Jeff Barry)
  14. "Adonai" (Spencer Bernard, Lisa Keith)
  • "Better Than You", released July 13, 1993
  • "I'm in Love", released December 7, 1993
  • "Love Is Alive and Well", released March 8, 1994


Year Title US
Adult Pop
1987 "Diamonds" (with Herb Alpert and Janet Jackson) 5 1 1
"Making Love in the Rain" (with Herb Alpert and Janet Jackson) 35 7 21
1993 "Ice Cream Dream" (with MC Lyte) 11
"Better Than You" 36 29
1994 "I'm in Love" 84

Music chart source[2]

Other appearancesEdit


  1. ^ Rainho, Ricardo. "Biography: Lisa Keith". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 April 2011.