A Tribute to GREATNESS ~ Teena Marie

Words will never be able to express what we lost today. Teena Marie, a.k.a. Lady T, contributed to the soundtrack of our lives. The self-proclaimed 'Vanilla Child' possessed an unmatched operatic, but soulful range as displayed in 'Opus III', 'Fire and Desire', 'It Must Be Magic', and 'If I were a Bell'. She was one of the first R&B/Pop artists to embrace rap in her song, 'Square Biz'. She will truly be missed and will live in our hearts forever.

From Wikipedia:
Teena Marie (March 5, 1956 - December 26, 2010) was an American Grammy Award-nominated singer–songwriter–producer. Marie, nicknamed Lady Tee, (sometimes spelled Lady T), was a protegée of late funk legend Rick James, and was notable as one of the few successful white performers of R&B. She played rhythm guitar, keyboards and congas. She also wrote, produced, sang and arranged virtually all of her songs since her 1980 release Irons in the Fire. She said it was her favorite album. She had a daughter, Alia Rose, who, as of 2009, sang under the name Rose Le Beau. Marie died on Sunday, December 26, 2010, at home, as announced by her manager, Mike Gardner She was 54.


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