Belita Woods Dies Aged 63

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Just seen that former Parliament & Brainstorm singer Belita Woods had died of heart failure.

Very sad news. :(

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as the msm info below shows someone who's work touched many lives in many ways

Belita Woods is a former lead singer of late 70's R&B group, Brainstorm.Brainstorm had a disco hit in 1977 called "Lovin' Is Really My Game". Their follow-up album, 1978's Journey To The Light featured a more soul-funk sound, anchored by the album tracks "We're On Our Way Home" and "If You Ever Need To Cry".

Prior to joining Brainstorm, Woods had an early 70s Epic demo playing on Detroit urban radio called "I Just Love You" (considered a rare item for those who collect soul music), a soulful Denise LaSalle-ish groove. Also released the amazing, classic single "Magic Corner/ Grounded" on Detroit label Moira in 1967.

Started touring and recording with P-Funk All-Stars in 1992 which led to many....

Belita Karen Woods - October 23 1948 - May 14 2012

clip below from 2004

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Belita Woods by Shannon J. Effinger, on Flickr


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Semi known gem

northern295May 14 2012 11:44 PM

Sad indeed, she will always have "Magic Corner" in my play box

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Going Big

Hitsville ChalkyMay 15 2012 12:00 AM

Sad sad news .... What a really nice wonderful woman ... RIP Belita Woods God bless .

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Getting spins again

Roger WilliamsMay 15 2012 12:14 AM

One of the all time great female soul voices, very sad.


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MR SOULMay 15 2012 04:22 AM


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Roger Blythe

45cellarMay 15 2012 07:16 AM

Very Sad News
R.I.P. Belita

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BrilesMay 15 2012 08:01 AM

Very sad news, Such a beautiful lady, with an enchanting personality to match. RIP Belita.

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Massive everywhere

Marc ForrestMay 15 2012 05:28 PM

very sad indeed. will play them all later when at home and raise a glass.
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Rob MossMay 15 2012 06:11 PM

Known by all in Detroit as 'The Voice'. Had the pleasure of spending a day with her a few years ago and have never laughed so much!! She could talk so much her email address was 'Belitablabs'. Last saw her at Mike Terry's funeral. She will be missed by many people.

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Second Issue

micksoulMay 15 2012 06:51 PM

Just played Magic corner , a record i've always loved , very sad news. R.I.P. Belitia

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Second Issue

Sharon HMay 15 2012 07:22 PM

RIP Belita :( .....adore her magic corner track ....

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Suz Kelsall

suzannekMay 15 2012 07:49 PM

I like this one by Belita Woods (kindly put up on You Tube by Dave Pinch :) ) RIP Belita

Suz x

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Getting spins again

Diggin' DaveMay 15 2012 08:15 PM

Very sad news indeed! "That's when I'll stop loving you" will always remain one of my all time favs. What a voice, you won't be forgotten!

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warped !

Russ VickersMay 15 2012 08:25 PM

One of my all time fave artists RIP Belta....your legacy will live on forever.


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Mike Wilks

wilxyMay 15 2012 09:41 PM

R.I.P Belita....

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Getting spins again

soulcarpMay 15 2012 10:41 PM

R.I.P. belita your voice will live on good night good bless. johno

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GillyMay 20 2012 10:08 AM

Met Belita in 85 and what a bundle of joy she was,full on in a nice way and very pretty too,yet another sad loss from the people who made the music we live for.R.I.P.