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Vocalist Teena Marie began the '90s recovering from an accident in Texas that had broken six ribs. This album was an attempt to recapture her earlier success, and included a song written and produced by Soul II Soul's Jazzie B. Unfortunately, it didn't generate much action, and Marie was unable to halt the slide that had begun in the mid-'80s. Despite some strong, often delightful and energetic vocals, no single from the album exploded, and Marie would soon find herself dropped from the label.

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Teena's last album for CBS's Epic label, an album where the head honchos wanted her to step back and allow Jazzy B and Soul ll Soul to give her a hit album. Teena was unhappy with the results and remixed the track "Since Day One", making unmistakeably her sound, although it wasn't a hit like it deserved to be, the track along with others is classic Teena Marie. Great songs, including the excellent "Sugar Shack" and "How Can You Resist It".


Born: 05 March 1956 in Santa Monica, CA

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

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 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,...
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