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Teena Marie


She is quite simply, one of a kind, a phenomenon of sorts in the world of soul music. For an amazing twenty-five years - since her Motown debut "Wild And Peaceful" - hit the streets, Teena Marie has been delivering her own brand of classic R&B to a loyal, steadfast (and primarily black) audience. Even though she hasn't had a new release since her "Passion Play" on her own Sarai label in 1994, Teena hasn't stopped working, touring constantly and offering those die-hard fans the kind of hardcore, intense emotionally-driven vocalizing that has made her a serious fixture on the music scene. Over the years, I've had the chance to interview Teena a number of times either for "Blues & Soul," "Billboard" or to update her record company bio when she was with Epic Records in the 80s and early 90s

News: Recording

April Showers Bring "Summer Rain"

April Showers Bring "Summer Rain"

Saxophonist Jeanette Harris’ fourth album warmly received by radio programmers and reviewers Fresno, CA: Spring has just sprung yet “Summer Rain” has arrived. The soulful urban-jazz album written and produced by saxwoman Jeanette Harris was released today by J&M Records and is winning new fans through growing radio airplay, including Sirius XM Satellite Radio, and enthusiastic ...


News: Interview

An Interview With Rashell

Q: When did you decide to become a singer? A: When I was a little girl I was often exposed to music of many genres. I had music all around me; a lot of my family members are musically inclined. One summer I went on an overnight camp to help my grandfather. He was a preacher ...


News: Festival

2012 Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival Entertainment Line Up

The West Bend Sunrise Rotary Foundation, Inc., producers of the annual Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival (KMJF), announced that the line up for the 2012 festival, which will take place along the banks of the upper Milwaukee River at Riverside Park in West Bend, Wis., Sept. 7—Sept. 8, is set. Tickets for the 2012 KMJF are now ...


Congo Square

Label: Epic
Released: 2009


News: Recording

Teena Marie Scores a Top 20 Debut Album with 'Congo Square' + Tour Dates

Legendary R&B trailblazer Teena Marie's new album Congo Square, her first for celebrated soul label Stax Records, sold over 18,000 copies to debut at #20 on Billboard's top 200 album chart and the #4 spot on the R&B Core Store album chart. The record marks the return of one of her generation's most important voices and ...


News: Recording

Singer Teena Marie Pays Tribute to New Orleans Jazz

Singer Teena Marie Pays Tribute to New Orleans Jazz

A recent fan post on YouTube about Teena Marie says it all: “She still sings like she did 30 years ago." Showing no sign of slowing down, the R&B funkstress displays her inimitable chops on her current single, “Can't Last a Day." Stationed at No. 55 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and No. 16 on ...


News: Recording

Teena Marie Triumphantly Returns with 'Congo Square' in Stores on June 9

When a lady has thrived at the epicenter of a musical movement that some initially claimed was not her birthright, and that lady has steadfastly held that legacy down strong for 30 phenomenal years, acknowledgment, respect and celebration are in order. Today, that artist is “Lady Tee," Teena Marie. 2009 marks the 30th (pearl) anniversary of ...



Label: Epic
Released: 2004


Emerald City

Label: Epic
Released: 1990


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