The true story, "I'd Still Say Yes" from the heart of Joyce "Fenderella" Irby, chronicles her adventures as an architect of musical Atlanta. Her rise began with the 80's LA based all-girl band Klymaxx and their mega smashes "Meeting In The Ladies Room", "The Men All Pause" and "I Miss You".
Joyce details her personal experiences with many, entertainers, sports celebrities and music executives as she recounts endless battles within an industry that chronically underpays, overlooks and routinely de-values women for sport. Described by many as the original "wind beneath the wings" of the Atlanta music scene, she garnered major high-dollar industry attention to a city that was known mainly for its quaint musical past. But in the late 80's and early 90s Joyce lit a fire that exploded and propelled Atlanta into the foundation of an industry cornerstone atop the contemporary music world. Her music production company "Diva One" began an avalanche that created hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for the major record labels, and new Atlanta millionaires. But she would never receive her share of the wealth created. Consequently, she was isolated, unjustly vilified, black-balled, cast aside and metaphorically left for dead on the side of the road. Having lost everything but her will…Joyce found herself on a path of illumination and discovery. Sheroes emerge, baptized by fire. And now, one woman with the heart of a lion returns to claim her rightful place in Her-Story
The memoir subtitled, "A Dreamers Account of Surviving the Entertainment Business" could also be called, "Finding your path of peace, in a superficial, youth obsessed culture, that values nothing of value!"
Included are recollections and details of Joyce's experiences, (positive and negative) with: George Clinton, Lionel Richie, Bootsy Collins, Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Bass players - (Louis Johnson, Larry Graham, Wyzard of Mothers Finest), Chaka Khan, Howard Hewett, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Vanessa Williams, Prince, Joe Jackson, Michael Jackson, Magic Johnson, Babyface, Little Richard, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett, Lynn Whitfield, Michael Jordan, Charles Oakley, Jerry Rice, Dr. John York, Sylvia Brown, Paula Abdul, Rosie Perez, Jasmine Guy, Katherine Jackson, Kandi Burruss, Whitney Houston, Sheila E., Bobby Brown, Terri Lyne Carrington, Patti Labelle, Benny Medina, Irv Gotti, Angela Davis, Damon Wayans, Stacy A. Littlejohn, Suzy Jones, Miki Howard, Ron Sweeney, Sammie, Lloyd, Rachel True, The Stylistics, Ohio Players, Bar-Kays, Lyfe Jennings, Jeff Frasco, Linda Evans (actress), Sylvia Rhone, LA Reid, Joel Katz, Clarence Avant, Michael Bivins, Michael Concepcion, Robert Townsend...