Monday, December 27, 2010

RIP Teena Marie, Lady T, The Original White Chocolate

Lady Tee. The Ivory Queen of Soul. For over 30 years Teena Marie has defied musical labels and boundaries, crossing over to R&B like few other blue-eyed soul artists. In addition to old-school jams such as “I Need Your Loving,” “Square Biz,” and “Portuguese Love,” she collaborated with mentor Rick James to create classics such as “I'm A Sucker for Your Love” and “Fire and Desire.”

When I was a kid back in the 70s we all heard the voice and you couldn't tell us that it wasn't a black woman singing. So you could imagine the surprise when we saw her for the first time perform on Soul Train. With her talent and voice, Teena could have done anything in music but she crossed over to the black community and for that she had and will always have a special place in our hearts.

One of my favorite songs from her 

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