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Friday, January 7, 2011

Old School Friday - The Late Great Teena Marie!

Happy Old School Friday!!!!!
We have made it through the first full week of 2011! WHEW...Deep sigh.

But alas, Near the end of 2010, on December 26th, 2010 to be exact, we lost one of the most beautiful voices of my era. Mary Christine Brockert better known to her fans as "Teena Marie or Lady T" was found dead by her daughter Alia Rose on Sunday Morning, the day after Christmas and also the day after Alia's birthday. She was 54 and STILL commanded an audience!! Rest In Peace Teena Marie... today's Old School Friday is dedicated to you!

There are SO MANY HITS of Lady T's that I grew up with, and that I could post but I do not want to post the regular stuff that people always hear. Even though the commercial songs made her a hit in the music biz like, Square Biz, Fire & Desire, Lover Girl and Oh LaLaLa. But I think I'll post some
of the other songs we do not hear often... ENJOY!

My FAVORITE Rick & Teena duet is...

Happy - Teena Marie & Rick James

Once & Future Dream - Teena Marie & Rick James

We've Got To Stop (meeting like this) - Teena Marie & Ronnie McNeir

and to bring it home, a special impromptu performance!!(minutes 1:38-5:16)
Oh Baby Baby - Teena Marie & Howard Hewitt cover the Smokey Robinson classic!

Mary Christine Brockert, Teena Marie, Lady T

(March 5, 1956 – December 26, 2010)
May you rest in peace... Gone but Not Forgotten.


MrsGrapevine said...

I didn't realize how many songs she and Rick James had together. Boy, did she love her some Rick James. You can tell they had Chemistry when Fire & Desire came out.

I love Happy, this is a really pretty song. Now I can see they compliment each other like Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.

We've Got To Stop was one of my mother's favorites. Wow, this bring back some memories.

SjP said...

What a talent!!!! I love that pick with Howard Hewett! These do bring back some really good memories!

Regina said...

@ Ms G - I think because Fire & Desire was such a HUGE MEGA hit that the other stuff was not played as much on the radio.
I absolutely LOVE Happy! I prefer that to Fire & Desire.
@SJP - Man she had raw talent! I think she put Howard to shame!

Marvalus said...

Love, love, love that Howard Hewitt/Teena Marie song!

You have some choices that I don't think I've heard before...what a way to relaunch OSF!!!