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Teena Marie

Born: Mar 5, 1956 in Santa Monica, CA
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Died: Dec 26, 2010 in Pasadena, CA
Genre: R&B, Rap, Other
Biography: No white artist sang R&B more convincingly than Teena Marie, whose big, robust vocals were so black-sounding that when she was starting out, some listeners wondered if she was a light-skinned African-American. Marie grew up in west Los Angeles in a neighborhood that was nicknamed "Venice Harlem" because ...Read full biography
Released: 2013
Label: Universal
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Several overdue reissues and the archival First Class Love were released within a couple years of Teena Marie's passing. A bigger surprise came in January 2013, when UMe issued this, the artist's 14th ...Read full review
Congo Square
Released: 2009
Label: Stax
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Inspired by discovering that some of her family roots are in New Orleans, a city with which she has long felt a deep spiritual connection, Teena Marie frames Congo Square around the Crescent City. It's ...Read full review
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