Rosanna


Ear worm. That is all this song is. Seriously, just reading the lyrics will get you singing Rooossaannnnaaaaaaa all day. Hope this starts your day in an awesome way!!

I can see your face still shining through the window

On the other side, Rosanna, Rosanna

I didn’t know that a girl like you

Could make me feel so sad, Rosanna

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Side One

Rosanna

Side Two

It’s a Feeling

Tavares


Tavares (also known as The Tavares Brothers) are an American R&B, funk and soul music group, composed of five Cape Verdean-American brothers. Born and raised in Providence, RI, they would later move to New Bedford, MA. Tavares was inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame in 2014.

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Side One

A Penny for Your Thoughts

Side Two

The Skin You’re In

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Side One

Whodunit

Side Two

Fool of the Year

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Side One

Check It Out

Side Two

The Judgment Day

Teddy Pendergrass


Theodore DeReese “Teddy” Pendergrass (March 26, 1950 – January 13, 2010) was an American R&B/soul singer and songwriter. He first rose to fame as lead singer of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (which I do also have, check out the earlier post!) in the 1970s before a successful solo career at the end of the decade.

In 1982, he was severely injured in an auto accident in Philadelphia, resulting in his being paralyzed from the chest down. He subsequently founded the Teddy Pendergrass Alliance, a foundation that helps those with spinal cord injuries.

Pendergrass

Side One

Turn Off the Light

Side Two

If You Know Like I Know

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Side One

Close the Door

Side Two

Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose

Teena Marie


It’s strange what you remember and don’t. I don’t really remember Teena Marie’s music, but had an impact on so many other artists, I feel like I should. While entering these, I’ve pulled them so I can listen and see if it rings any bells.

Mary Christine Brockert (March 5, 1956 – December 26, 2010), better known by her stage name Teena Marie, was an American singer, songwriter, and producer. She was known by her childhood nickname Tina before taking the stage name Teena Marie; she later acquired the nickname of Lady Tee (sometimes spelled Lady T), given to her by collaborator and friend, Rick James.

She was known for her distinctive soulful vocals, which initially caused many listeners to believe she was black. Her success in R&B and soul and loyalty to these genres would earn her the title Ivory Queen of Soul. She played rhythm guitar, keyboards, and congas. She also wrote, produced, sang, and arranged virtually all of her songs since her 1980 release, Irons in the Fire, which she later said was her favorite album.

Teena

Side One

Square Biz

Side Two

Opus III (Does Anybody Care)

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Side One

Behind the Groove

Side Two

You’re All the Boogie I Need