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  Teena Marie - Lady Tee
Teena Marie's music is 100 percent about the glorification and extension of a culture that is dying a very painful death.
Teena Marie continues to record and perform today, and is increasingly cited as a pioneer for women, a creative influence in R&B and a singer with soul.
Since Teena hates no music, and absorbs everything she likes, the sounds hint at possibilities no one e se has even considered, None of it's art, and all of it is, and no other eighties rock 'n' roll derives so much pleasure out of its singing and dancing and nombast.
www.soul-patrol.com /funk/teena.htm   (3587 words)

  
 TEENA MARIE FEATURE   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Teena's voice is a "quiet storm" in a catalogue of randb divas that also possess powerful, soulful voices, but, unlike Teena, conform to commercialization favored by the industry.
Teena Marie was born into a musical family, and absorbed numerous musical influences that would eventually help define her own work.
Teena was signed to Motown in 1975, but languished for over three years while the company attempted to find a producer to channel her talents.
www.davidnathan.com /EYS-TeenaM.htm   (1802 words)

  
 Teena Marie Tickets, Teena Marie Concert Tickets at StubHub!
Teena Marie concert tickets are available, and this Rick James protégé has been filling venues around the world for more than 30 years.
Marie got her start as a backup singer for Motown in 1976, she met James and collaborated with him on her first album, which was released in 1979.
Marie was also seen as an innovator, as she encouraged rap groups in the 1990's to sample her work, which helped bring the R&B genre back to the mainstream.
www.stubhub.com /teena-marie-tickets/?ticket_finder=1329&sub=email   (433 words)

  
 Teena Marie - Biography - AOL Music
No white artist has sang R&B more convincingly than Teena Marie, whose big, robust vocals are so fl-sounding that when she was starting out, some listeners wondered if she was a light-skinned African-American.
Not to be confused with Brazilian jazz singer Tânia Maria, Marie grew up in west Los Angeles in a neighborhood that was nicknamed "Venice Harlem" because of its heavy fl population.
Marie got out of her contract with Motown, and the case ended up with the courts passing what is known as "The Teena Marie Law" -- which states that a label cannot keep an artist under contract without putting out an album by him or her.
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 Teena Marie: Sapphire   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The new album holds a special place in Teena Marie's heart for many reasons, but the most poignant reason for the singer is that many of the tracks were inspired by her friendship with the late Rick James, who is often credited with mentoring the multi-talented vocalist/producer/arranger.
Marie, as she put pen to paper and recalled the indescribable experience of working with such a creative force of nature as Rick James.
After winning the lawsuit, Teena Marie signed to Epic Records (1983), and went on to record five more albums throughout the late eighties and early nineties, including Starchild and the hit single “Lovergirl” and Naked to the World which features one of her seminal hits, “Ooo La La La.” Ms.
www.onthescene.com /MNR/TeenaMarie/TeenaMarie.htm   (1192 words)

  
 Teena Marie
In 1982, Motown sued Teena Marie for breech of contract after she informed the label that she no longer wanted to perform; in turn, Ms.
To mark the occasion of her triumphant return, Teena Marie is the first artist to be signed to Cash Money Classics, a new subsidiary of brothers Ronald "Slim" Williams and Bryan "Baby" Williams' southern rap empire Cash Money Records.
Marie's album was complete by the time she signed the deal, but she still got to kick it at the famous Cash Money compound.
www.urbanconnectionz.com /TeenaMarie.html   (1201 words)

  
 Teena Marie - Music Downloads - Online
Not to be confused with Brazilian jazz singer Tânia Maria, Marie grew up in west Los Angeles in a neighborhood that was nicknamed "Venice Harlem" because of its heavy fl population.
Marie got out of her contract with Motown, and the case ended up with the courts passing what is known as "The Teena Marie Law" -- which states that a label cannot keep an artist under contract without putting out an album by him or her.
Ironically, Marie was a white singer who had enjoyed little exposure outside the R&B market prior to "Lovegirl." Three more Epic albums followed: 1986's Emerald City, 1988's Naked to the World (which contained her smash hit "Ooh La La La"), and 1990's Ivory.
musicstore.connect.com /artist/865/Teena-Marie/1037412.html   (420 words)

  
 Teena Marie
Born Mary Christine Brockert in Santa Monica, California, and raised in the nearby cultural melting pot of Venice, Teena Marie gravitated to music and entertainment at an early age.
To mark the occasion of her triumphant return, Teena Marie is the first artist to be signed to Cash Money Classics, a new subsidiary of brothers Ronald “Slim” Williams and Bryan “Baby” Williams’ southern rap empire Cash Money Records.
Marie’s album was complete by the time she signed the deal, but she still got to kick it at the famous Cash Money compound.
www.ejams.com /teenamarie.htm   (1208 words)

  
 Teena Marie-Interview at Thabiz.com Urban Entertainment Celebrity Interviews
The album--which Teena produced herself features two collaborations with her musical mentor Smokey Robinson.
The first Teena Marie song that I ever heard was "Lovergirl." It wasn't until later that I discovered your other songs.
And there was a couple there they looked about 80 and they were over on the side dancing to the show.
www.thabiz.com /teenamarieinterview.htm   (1171 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Teena Marie: Ultimate Collection: Music: Teena Marie
I listened to Teena Marie when I was growing up and I still like her old songs.
Teena Marie obviously wasn't the first white artist to sing r&b, but she's among the very few who can pull it off respectably and with conviction.
As a child of the 1980s, I grew up with the music of Teena Marie, and it was hard to discuss her without mentioning her mentors: Berry Gordy and the late Rick James.
www.amazon.com /Teena-Marie-Ultimate-Collection/dp/B000046PUF   (783 words)

  
 SingerUniverse Magazine - Teena Marie article
In addition, Marie explained how she wrote the songs for the album, and that two of the songs (“Romantica” and “Make It Hot”) were written about her late, legendary friend, Rick James.
It was during this period, that Marie was deeply affected by the sudden passing of her close friend and early mentor, Rick James.
Lastly, during the interview, Marie was asked if she had any advice for young artists and songwriters who are trying to break into the music business.
www.singeruniverse.com /teenamarie123.htm   (1011 words)

  
 And We Danced - Teena Marie Profile
The final outcome was a victory for Teena Marie and the creation of the landmark artist's rights initiative 'The Brockert Initiative,' after her legal surname.
At the peak of her commercial and artistic acclaim, Teena Marie retreated to the studio to record a concept album, Emerald City, that featured a number of long Jazz-influenced ballads and was not released until 1986.
Teena Marie was dropped from contract with Epic in the early 90's and released 1994's Passion Play on her own record label.
www.andwedanced.com /artists/tmarie.htm   (787 words)

  
 Teena Marie   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A law was made as a result, ''The Brockert Initiative'', popularly known as "''The Teena Marie Law''", which became a precedent for artists seeking control of their careers.
Marie left Motown in 1982 for Epic Records and released the concept album ''Robbery'' in 1983, which featured the singles, "Shadow Boxing" and "Casanova Brown", the latter was allegedly about her real-life romance with mentor Rick James.
Marie herself could be seen as a pioneer to help credit hip-hop to the mainstream by becoming one of the first artists, at that time, to rap on one of her singles - the aforementioned "Square Biz" where she claimed she was as poetic as Nikki Giovanni and Maya Angelou.
www.artistopia.com /teena-marie   (744 words)

  
 Singersroom.com - Teena Marie
After James' initial guidance, Teena Marie opened the 1980s by producing two hit albums on her own, the 1980 gold album, Lady T (featuring the hit R&B single, "Behind the Groove") and its follow up, Irons in the Fire, (featuring her first pop hit, the Top 40 single, "I Need Your Lovin'").
After Teena Marie left Motown in 1982, she signed with Epic Records and released the concept album Robbery in 1983, which featured the singles, "Shadow Boxing" and "Casanova Brown." The latter was allegedly about her real-life romance with mentor Rick James.
Teena Marie herself is seen as something of a pioneer in helping to bring hip-hop to the mainstream by becoming one of the first and only artists of her time to rap on one of her singles--the aforementioned "Square Biz," where she claimed she was as poetic as Nikki Giovanni and Maya Angelou.
www.singersroom.com /exposure/artist/100169.asp   (691 words)

  
 Teena Marie : iSOUND.COM™
Marie quickly followed up with LADY T, on which she had a greater contribution, co-writing and producing most of the tracks with Richard Rudolph.
After a long battle, Teena Marie won her independence from Motown, and triggered the passing a government law named after her, "The Teena Marie Bill", which guarantees a minimum salary to a recording artist under contract, as well stating that a label cannot hold an artist to a contract while refusing to release their material.
The new millenium saw a reversal of fortune for Teena: she finally landed a major deal with Cash Money Records, and 2004 saw Teena Marie's return to the R&B charts with "Still in Love", the leadoff single from her album LA DONA.
www.isound.com /teena_marie/albums   (851 words)

  
 Teena Marie: Sapphire
Teena triumphs yet again with a set that easily swaggers in with cool urban street efforts along with more soulful and traditional R&B efforts.
Teena soars vocally on this song and one can tell she really is having a ball with this album.
Teena really pours her heart and soul into this melancholic and personal tribute to the late, great Rick James.
www.soulexpress.net /teenamarie_sapphire.htm   (747 words)

  
 TEENA MARIE booking - R&B Artists - Corporate Entertainment Booking
Teena Marie, a three-time Grammy nominated artist, first began her flourishing career at the age of eight with a role on the classic TV sitcom, "The Beverly Hillbillies." Since her "head-over-heels" debut, she has enjoyed phenomenal success and has established herself as a prolific songwriter, lyricist, poet, actress, musician and producer.
Teena Marie has amassed an impressive string of hits throughout her career including 10 self-produced gold and platinum LP's in addition to several hit singles.
Her role in the establishment of the "Teena Marie Law," which was legislated to protect the rights of recording artists, has been a subject of interest in her numerous radio interviews throughout the United States.
www.delafont.com /music_acts/Teena-Marie.htm   (706 words)

  
 //Rocka.Candy//: Teena Marie: Ultimate Soul Diva   (Site not responding. Last check: )
After over twenty-five years in the industry Teena Marie is still making hit songs and maintaining her rightful place as a soul legend.
In an in-depth interview with Rockacandy.com Teena Marie discusses her new album, current RandB music and the late-great Rick James.
Teena: I was raised in Catholic Church and I had a couple of nuns who worked with me as a young girl and taught me a lot of religious music -- in the Catholic Church they are more operatic.
rockacandy.typepad.com /rocka/2006/05/teena_marie_ult.html   (2197 words)

  
 NewBeats.com: Teena Marie
That fact she pulls somewhat of a Santana by recruiting other hip hop acts to perform with her is a bridge between the old and the new school and sparks fly: "Off the Chain" (with Birdchain), "The Mackin' Game" (with MC Lyte and Medusa).
Teena Marie still emotes her love and empowerment songs with that booming, expressive voice of hers, oozing with sensuality and passion.
Latter-day artists such as Aaliyah and Alicia Keys have taken a page from her, but there is only one Teena Marie.
www.newbeats.com /teenamarie2.html   (184 words)

  
 Teena Marie Saunders - Printmaking - Fine Art - Cape Breton - Sydney Nova Scotia
Teena Marie Saunders - Printmaking - Fine Art - Cape Breton - Sydney Nova Scotia
TEENA MARIE SAUNDERS is a Nova Scotia artist living in Cape Breton.
Teena Marie's work as a printmaker is represented in small linocuts (relief prints from linoleum blocks).
www.roosvt.com /TMS1.html   (290 words)

  
 Teena Marie - Pandora Internet Radio
Not to be confused with Brazilian jazz singer Tânia Maria, Marie grew up in west Los Angeles in a neighborhood that was nicknamed "Venice Harlem" because of its heavy fl population.
It was at Motown that she met her mentor and paramour-to-be, Rick James, who ended up doing all of the writing and producing for her debut album of 1979, Wild and Peaceful.
It Must Be Magic turned out to be her last album for Motown, which she had a nasty legal battle with.
www.pandora.com /music/artist/232bfaed16dd15b599efb6787cc8f624   (468 words)

  
 Teena Marie Biography at SoulTracks
Over the years, I’ve had the chance to interview Teena a number of times either for “Blues and Soul,” “Billboard” or to update her record company bio when she was with Epic Records in the ‘80s and early ‘90s.
Teena reflects that she was happy when everything came together with Cash Money: “I got to put my music out and do what God put me here to do.
Teena isn’t seen on television that often but when she is, she inevitably turns in an amazing performance and a tribute to Aretha Franklin that aired on BET last year was a case in point and a memorable experience for the Santa Monica-born native.
www.soultracks.com /teena_marie.htm   (1312 words)

  
 Teena Marie - Music on FoxyTunes Planet
Teena Marie (born Mary Christine Brockert on March 51956) is an RandB singer/songwriter/producer.
She is a protegé of late funk legend Rick James, and is notable as one of the few successful Caucasian RandB performers.
Legend has had it that thanks to James refusing to work with Motown diva Diana Ross, Marie found her first successes with songs like "I'm A Sucka For Your Love" and "Deja Vu (I've Been Here Before)" to name a few.
www.foxytunes.com /artist/teena_marie   (148 words)

  
 CD Baby: TEENA MARIE: Passion Play - from jkloss   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I felt as if I were on stage with Teena Marie as I sang the night away.
Teena Marie is an incredible artist and Passion Play is a testiment to the power of her voice, her musical talents and her impressive songwriting abilities.
Teena Marie is one of the greatest female R and B singers, songwriter, and musicians of our time.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/teenamarie/from/jkloss   (1188 words)

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