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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

The Quietstorm of "Lady T" aka Teena Marie


THX ETIENNE!!!!!


  • I just love this Woman
  • and her voice!!!!!
  • So I created a 2 Part Comp and hope
  • you all enjoy it
PART 1
&
PART 2



PART 1

  • 1979 - Deja Vu (I've been here before)( Wild and peaceful)
  • 1979 - I can't love anymore (Wild and peacwful)
  • 1979 - Turning me on ( Wild and peaceful)
  • 1980 - Can It Be Love (Lady T)
  • 1980 - Co-Pilot To Pilot (Lady T)
  • 1980 - Irons in the fire (Irons in the Fire)
  • 1980 - Now That I Have You (Lady T)
  • 1980 - Too Many Colors (Lady T)
  • 1980 - tune in tomorrow (Irons in the Fire)
  • 1980 - Young love (Irons in the Fire)
  • 1982 - Portuguese Love (It must be Magic)
  • 1982 - Where's California (It must be Magic)
  • 1982 - Yes Indeed! (It must be Magic)
  • 1983 - Dear Lover (Robbery)
  • 1983 - Shadow Boxing (Robbery)
  • 1984 - My Dear Mr.Gaye (Starchild)
  • 1984 - Out on a Limb (Starchild)
  • 1984 - We've got to stop(meeting like this)(Starchild)
  • 1986 - Love Me Down Easy (Emerald City)
  • 1986 - Sunny Skies (Emerald City)

PART 2

  • 1987 - Naked to the world (Naked to the world)
  • 1987 - Opus III - The second movement (Naked to the world)
  • 1987 - The once and future dream (Naked to the world)
  • 1990 - Cupid Is A Real Straight Shooter (Ivory)
  • 1990 - If I Were A Bell (Ivory)
  • 1990 - Miracles Need Wings To Fly (Ivory)
  • 1994 - Climb The Walls (Passion Play)
  • 1994 - Hypnotized (Passion Play)
  • 1994 - Main Squeeze (Ft Lenny Kravitz)(Passion Play)
  • 1994 - Parking Music... (The Baby Maker)(Passion Play)
  • 1998 - Wishing On A Star (NY Undercover OST)
  • 2004 - A rose by any other name (ft Gerald Levert)(La Dona)
  • 2004 - I'm still in love (ft baby)(La Dona)
  • 2004 - My body's hungry (La Dona)
  • 2006 - Cruise Control (Ft. Smokey Robinson)(Sapphire)
  • 2006 - God Has Created (Ft. Smokey Robinson)(Sapphire)
  • 2006 - Somebody Just Like You (Ft. Gerald Albright)(Sapphire)
  • 2006 - You Blow Me Away
  • Bonus - Fire And Desire ft Rick James
  • Bonus - Happy ft. Rick James


No white artist has sang R&B more convincingly than Teena Marie, whose big, robust vocals are so black-sounding that when she was starting out, some listeners wondered if she was a light-skinned African-American. Not to be confused with Brazilian jazz singer Tania Maria, Marie grew up in west Los Angeles in a neighborhood that was nicknamed "Venice Harlem" because of its heavy black population. The singer/songwriter/producer was in her early twenties when, around 1977, she landed a job at Motown Records. It was at Motown that she met her mentor and paramour-to-be, Rick James, who ended up doing all of the writing and producing for her debut album of 1979, Wild and Peaceful. That LP, which boasted her hit duet with James, "I'm Just a Sucker for Your Love," didn't show Marie's picture -- so many programmers at black radio just assumed she was black. When her second album, Lady T, came out, much of the R&B world was shocked to see how fair-skinned she was. But to many of the black R&B fans who were eating her music up, it really didn't matter -- the bottom line was she was a first-rate soul singer whose love of black culture ran deep.
By her third album, 1980's gold Irons in the Fire, Marie was doing most of her own writing and producing. That album boasted the major hit "I Need Your Lovin'," and Marie went gold again with her next album, It Must Be Magic (which included the major hit "Square Biz"). It Must Be Magic turned out to be her last album for Motown, which she had a nasty legal battle with. Marie got out of her contract with Motown, and the case ended up with the courts passing what is known as "The Teena Marie Law" -- which states that a label cannot keep an artist under contract without putting out an album by him or her.

Switching to Epic in 1983, Marie recorded her fifth album, Robbery, and had a hit with "Fix It." In 1984, Marie recorded her sixth album, Starchild, and had her biggest pop hit ever with "Lovergirl." Though Marie had often soared to the top of the R&B charts, "Lovergirl" marked the first time she'd done so well in the pop market. Ironically, Marie was a white singer who had enjoyed little exposure outside the R&B market prior to "Lovegirl."

Three more Epic albums followed: 1986's Emerald City, 1988's Naked to the World (which contained her smash hit "Ooh La La La"), and 1990's Ivory. Unfortunately, Marie's popularity had faded considerably by the late '80s, and Epic dropped her. In 1994, the singer released Passion Play on her own Sarat label. Ten years later, she signed to Cash Money and released La Doña, featuring assistance from Gerald LeVert, Rick James, and MC Lyte. Sapphire followed two years later.

10 Comments:

Blogger yosuke2007 said...

Hello.
I am so surprise to find this incredible blog and I really want to find it for a long time. I am a big fan of QUIET STORM music.I started to listen them through the cassette tape recording New York WBLS program from early 1980's.
Regarding this Teena Marie section, all links are not available anymore...If possible, please re-up them.
Please keep on good work and let me know what I can do.
Big fan of your blog from Japan

08 November, 2007 12:39  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yo nice blog re-up those teena marie links asap........thanks

28 April, 2008 23:24  
Blogger QS_Bird said...

DONE :-)

29 April, 2008 21:22  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so inlove with this site! I hate to iform you that the links to tina marie are broken. Thanks for a job well done!

13 June, 2008 20:22  
Blogger QS_Bird said...

Re-Uploaded it for you !!!!

13 June, 2008 21:02  
Blogger Mr.Tone said...

awesome site but part 2 of teena marie is dead

20 July, 2008 03:40  
Blogger QS_Bird said...

I RE-UPLOADED Part 2 ok?????

20 July, 2008 19:17  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

could you reload part 1 it is dead thanks

27 August, 2008 13:45  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

re load part one thanks

27 August, 2008 13:45  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

re up first one

27 August, 2008 13:46  

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