Teena Marie 1956-2010

December 27, 2010 at 6:10 PM (Uncategorized)

This Christmas is NOT going to go down as one of the best on record!  It has been a MOST depressing of holidays.  While dealing with my own down-settings, I am remembering that the world still revolves.  One item brought around this time was the information about the loss of Teena Marie!

I heard about her passing while watching this morning’s news.  Lady T is one of my favorite soul singers, and I will continue cherishing her sound.  I got into Marie’s music during my late teen years, during the time of initial self-discovery.  Her sensuously seductive sound did provide for several mood settings.  Also, I did love to hear the sound of her very powerful voice!

I remember her being something of a sidekick/lover to the very unique character, THE superfreak, Rick James.  I do not know that they were lovers, but their sounds in unison did create something of a perfect combination.  As well, Teena Marie stood out because she was not a Black lady, yet she had a VERY powerful soul sound!

Although primarily a hit during the 70’s and 80’s, Teena Marie did have a lasting sound.  Her music has been well-received througout rhythm and blues broadcasts across the nation.  It is unlikely that her sound will disappear at anytime soon.  Due to her unfortunate and recent loss, it is likely that Teena Marie’s sound will make some resurgence, at least if only in honor of her!

Teena Marie passed away yesterday, while sleeping.  It was unfortunate that her daughter found her in bed, already dead, at  their Pasadena, California home.  She was 54 years old.


                                     Hear some Lady T here, here, and here!!!







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