Yuna - Strawberry Letter 23


“Strawberry Letter 23” is a song written and composed by Shuggie Otis, and best known by the version recorded by The Brothers Johnson, which Quincy Jones produced. It is said that Otis wrote the song for a girlfriend who used strawberry-scented paper when she wrote letters to him, but Otis himself says that this is not true. He recorded it for his 1971 album Freedom Flight. George Johnson, of the Brothers Johnson, was dating one of Otis’s cousins when he came across the album Freedom Flight. The group recorded “Strawberry Letter 23″ for their 1977 album Right on Time, which was produced by Quincy Jones, and the album went platinum. They recorded the song in a funkier, more dance-oriented vein than the original Otis version. Their rendition hit the Hot 100 and peaked at number five and reached number one on the Soul Singles chart in 1977. Studio guitar player Lee Ritenour recreated Otis’s original guitar solo for the Brothers Johnson cover. The 12” single was pressed on red strawberry-scented vinyl.

Yunalis Mat Zara’ai (born 14 November 1986) (Jawi: يونليس مت زارءاي), commercially known as Yuna, is a Malaysian singer, songwriter, and businesswoman. Yunalis Mat Zara’ai was born on 14 November 1986 in Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia to parents from Perak. Her father, Dato’ Mat Zara’ai is the current legal advisor of Pahang and her mother is a high school teacher. Yuna attended SMK USJ 4 Subang Jaya, Selangor, where she completed her secondary education.[citation needed] After this, Yuna attended Universiti Teknologi MARA in Shah Alam, where she studied law at its Faculty of Law. In 2009, she graduated with a Bachelor of Legal Studies (Hons.) degree.