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"Teena Marie"

Recorded 12-29-10

1) 1:40 Teena Marie Mp3

 

TEENA MARIE

[col. writ. 12/27/10] (c) '10 Mumia Abu-Jamal

 
 The news came as a shock; from a phone call with my wife, a die-hard fan, who broke the news that Teena Marie, the best musical half of the Funkster, Rick "Super-Freak" James, had died.

 In that split second, between shock and disbelief, came recollections of her stage performances, her splendid mezzo soprano and alto, her adept guitar play, and her collaborations with James, which produced such monster hits as "Fire & Desire", "Square Biz", and her solo, "Lover Girl", where she sang and strummed with wild abandon.
 
 She was the first white act signed to Motown Records, and her singing was so soulful that many fans who fell in love with her expression were shocked to discover she was white (probably because the company didn't put out her photo.)

While Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson performed a hit record and video as "Ebony and Ivory", Teena Marie and Rick James performed an erotic movement that blazed across stages and over airwaves.

Their simulated love play between "Fire & Desire" lit millions of barely licit fantasies, and became soul and funk standards for years.

 At the intersection of 20th Century Black music, where funk, soul and R&B intertwined, stood Teena Marie, whirling like a dervish, her wail on fire, aglow with her hot guitar.
 
Teena Marie, who reportedly died in her sleep, was 54.

--(c) '10 maj

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