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Tuesday, December 28

Fashiona remembers Teena Marie

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Fashiona was at a birthday party when she was catching up on Twitter and saw the news via CNN of Teena Marie's passing...she was so shocked she blurted out the news to the guests.  They were all stunned...especially those who had tickets to see her on her next tour date.


Fashiona never had the pleasure of seeing Teena Marie in concert but she did love her music and her fighting spirit even more.  Pint sized Teena made history as Motown's first White artist signed to their label but she also waged a legal battle to be released from her contract.   

In doing so she paved the way for artists like Robin Thicke, Joss Stone, Leona Lewis, Jon B, Amy Winehouse and others to be accepted based on their "pipes" and artists in general to have greater control over their careers.  Teena Marie also known as Lady T,  refused to be pigeon holed  and wrote and arranged most of her own music from 1980. 

Teena Marie always chose integrity in her signature look and her sound over commercialism...a trait that Fashiona truly admires.





There are so many songs that  Fashiona loved but Portuguese Love, full of love, pain and passion....all equal parts of Teena Marie.  




Tell Miss Fashiona... what your favorite Teena Marie memory or song is?

4 comments:

Dori said...

I just loved her voice so much, so ANYTHING she sang just got to me. "Portuguese Love" is a definite favorite and of course "Fire and Desire" with Rick James and "Lovergirl" had me singing in front of the mirror many a day back in the day :) Her music will live forever!

alicia said...

Hey Dori, I almost chose Fire and Desire also. The chemistry between the two was undeniable.

Moni @ CL Journal said...

Hi! New reader of your blog here...

You just called it. I've been posting all week that "Portuguese Love" was the SONG! If you have to ask, you don't know. Don't even talk to me! I'm serious!

RIP Lady T!

Alicia aka "Fashiona" said...

Welcome Moni...that song was the best ever!! Such raw passion in her voice...gives me chills ever time I hear it.

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