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Belated tribute to Teena Marie (Boxing Day - 8th anniversary)

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2 hours ago, SoulStrutter said:

Is it really 8 years since her untimely demise? To anyone who doubts she had 'real' soul check these 2 clips out:

 

You'll need to fix up a drink for this 12 1/2 minute EPIC from her 1st album sung live in 1980:

 

 

A much underated talent. Deja Vu and Portuguese Love both top draw.

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 Déjà vu is my favourite of hers. So sad listening to it considering her early demise.

 

I saw her last ever concert in London 11 months earlier and she was fantastic.

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Her first 3 albums still stand the test of time - she 'lost her way' a bit with material in the 80s. I did a tribute back in 2010 here:

https://modernsoul.wordpress.com/2010/12/31/teena-marie-r-i-p/

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Yeah she did lose her way a bit in the 80s/90s but she was bang on form again with her albums in the 2000s. La Dona, Sapphire and Congo Square are all excellent.

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She was just SUPERB.

Up amongst the best live acts i saw at Southport Weekenders.

 

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I've put together a playlist of what I consider the best tracks from each of her 13 albums (limited to one per album) with a bonus track - a live duet with Rick James - Fire & Desire here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7h0PdVqCrm3JeZSY2JT7IkSm1NFCuU5l

Tracks:

DeJa Vu - Wild & Peaceful 1979
Aladdin’s Lamp – Lady T 1980
Irons In The Fire – Irons In The Fire 1980
Portuguese Love – It Must Be Magic 1981
Casanova Brown  – Robbery 1983
We’ve Got To Stop (Meeting Like This) (with Ronnie McNeir) – Starchild 1984
Sunny Skies – Emerald City 1986
Ooo La La La – Naked To The World 1988
If I Were A Bell – Ivory 1990
Hypnotized – Passion Play 1994
I’m Still In Love – La Doña 2004
You Blow Me Away – Sapphire 2006 (Tribute to Rick James)
Can’t Last A Day – Congo Square 2009
Bonus:
Fire & Desire live with Rick James @ BET Awards 2004

 

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Love Starved from the posthumous Beautiful album is fantastic.

Also, First Class Love which was also released posthumously and included her previously unreleased pre 1979 Motown material, mostly produced by Ronnie McNeir, is well worth checking out.

 

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