Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Teena Marie- Gone Too Soon

On December 26, 2010 the music world was again robbed. Teena Marie (aka Lady T) died in her sleep at her home in California. She was 54. It is believed that she died of natural causes.
Like most of the ladies that make appearances on my blog, I know when a Teena Marie song comes on the radio. Her voice was so distinctive. To say that she had talent would be the understatement of the century. Much has been made about the fact that her music was often played on "black" radio stations, and that her base of fans were African Americans, that she was Rick James' protege, etc.
I think that Teena Marie just shows us that R&B music transcends race. Talent is talent and R&B doesn't care if you are Black, White or Green... R&B only cares if you have heart and soul, and Teen Marie did!
I am not going to do a montage of videos for her- because everyone else has done that. One single video will suffice. This is my favorite Teena Marie song, from my very first CD. I spent hours singing this song to myself!! It is beautiful. Without further adieu- If I were a Bell. RIP Teena Marie


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