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A tremendously soulful singer from Santa Monica, Teena Marie was signed to Motown in the late ‘70s, where she was taken under the wing of Rick James, who produced her debut album Wild and Peaceful, best known for the hit single "I'm Just a Sucker For Your Love." Over a 30 year span, she released 13 solo albums, racked up several gold and platinum plaques, appeared on several TV shows (she was the first white female singer on Soul Train), and helped lay the foundation for hip-hop via samples and interpolations (see: the Fugees' first smash "Fu-Gee-La"). Into the new millennium, she was signed to New Orleans' rap powerhouse Cash Money Records, and was recording a new album when she passed away the day after Christmas in 2010. This compilation digs into the Motown vaults for a dozen early tracks that showcase her colorblind vocal prowess. Check out "Why Can't I Get Next To You," "Wasn't I Good To You," "Hey Boy," and "White Soul."

Annotation last modified on 2012-12-28 08:04 .

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 First Class Love (2011 Mix)
6:07
2 More Love (2011 Mix)
4:42
3 Wasn't I good To You (2011 Mix)
3:46
4 Love Just Wouldn't Be Right (2011 Mix)
3:56
5 You Got A Way (2011 Mix)
3:42
6 Oh Love (2011 Mix)
5:04
7 Betcha I'll Prove
4:11
8 My Baby Loves me
3:42
9 White Soul
4:24
10 Can You Do It
4:03
11 Why Can't I Get Next To You
3:59
12 Co-Pilot To Pilot
4:27
13 Hey Boy
3:31
14 Don't Turn Your Back On Me
4:44
15 Wasn't I Good To You (1983 Mix)
4:18
16 Love Just Wouldn't Be Right (1983 Mix)
3:37
17 You Got A Way (1983 Mix)
5:43
18 Oh Love (1983 Mix)
4:34
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 First Class Love (Acoustic Demo Version)
4:10
2 Don't turn Your Back On Me (Acoustic Demo Version)
5:29
3 God Has Created (acoustic Demo Version)
4:04
4 Wasn't I Good To You (Acoustic Demo Version)
3:50
5 Why Can't I Get Next To You (Acoustic Demo Version)
2:13
6 Happiness Is In Your Soul (Acoustic Demo Version)
4:45
7 Make You Surrey (Acoustic Demo Version)
3:04
8 the Greatest Love Of All Time (Acoustic Demo Version)
3:20