Totally 80s Soul Sessions with Miss E!!

This week’s show was all about the 80s baby!! Do you love the 80s??? I do! There were some amazing dance song and love songs created during this decade. This week I took time to spotlight two amazing artist, Prince and Teena Marie!! Look below for a brief bio on them

The Playlist

Aint nobody – Chaka Khan

Every Little Step – Bobby Brown

The Glamours Life – Shelia E

Rock with you – Michael Jackson

Straight Up – Paula Abdul

Wishing Well – Tarence Trent D Arby

Lean On Me – Club Neuvo

Party All The Time – Eddie Murphy

Lost in Emotion – Lisa Lisa & the Cult Jam

Word Up – Cameo

Been Around The World – Lisa Stansfeild

Its Over – the Gyrlz

Don’t Disturb This Groove – The System

For the Love of you – The Isley Brothers

Here and Now – Luther Vandross

Purple Rain – Prince (Artist of the Day!)

Tomorrow – Tevin Campbell

Ooo La La La – Teena Marie (Artist of the Day!)

Is It A crime – Sade

I like It – DeBarge

Father Figure – George Michael

 

Prince-

Prince is truly one of the greatest soul/R&B/rock artist the world has ever seen. Not only is he a multi platinum artist he has helped other artist musically. He has supported Vanity 6, The Time and Shelia E. Prince is truly a one man show, writing, producing and playing the instruments for most of his tracks. Prince also had a hit feature film in the 80s entitled Purple Rain. I highly recommend that you watch it and get the soundtrack! A must for any lover of soul! Amazing Fact: Prince wrote his first tune, “Funk Machine” on his father’s piano when he was seven!!

Teena Marie-

Teena Marie’s voice is full of soul! Teena has a few names including Lady Tee and the Ivory Queen of Soul. At a young age she discovered her voice and started auditioning at the age of 8 for acting and singing jobs. In 1976 she was signed to Motown where she met Rick James. He loved her sound and helped her produce her debut album. Teena went on to become of the most beloved white acts in “black” music. Amazing Fact: Teena Marie had a fever when she recorded “Fire and Desire” with Rick James and recorded the amazing vocal in only one take before being rushed to the hospital.

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One Response to “Totally 80s Soul Sessions with Miss E!!”

  1. Marie says:

    I remember being love with Prince and his style as well as his music. His androgynous appearance did not confuse me…He was sexy. Further, I remember Teena Marie was amazing when she recorded with Rick James and took me by surprise when I learned she was not Black. Great artists of the Day! The 80′s that is. :-)

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