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Teena Marie

Teena Marie

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Teena Marie (2010)

Interview by David Nathan,, January 2010

Teena picks her favourite seven tracks from her own back catalogue, and selects three by other artists that mean the most to her.

File format: mp3; file size: 72mb; Interview length: 1h 18' 39"; sound quality: ***


Teena Marie: Lady T (Motown STML12130)

Review by Paul Sexton, Record Mirror, 28 June 1980

IT MUST be a while since Motown Records had two singles in the same Top 10, but Jermaine Jackson and Teena Marie cracked it for ...

Teena Marie: T's Ready!

Interview by Lloyd Bradley, Blues & Soul, 12 August 1980

ON THE west side of Los Angeles lies Venice, situated between LA proper and the ocean. Most of it is beach. ...

Teena Marie: Irons In The Fire (STML)

Review by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 21 October 1980

'I Need Your Lovin''; 'Young Love'; 'First Class Love'; 'Irons In The Fire'; 'Chains'; 'You Make Love Like Springtime'; 'Tune In Tomorrow'; 'You Make Love ...

Teena Marie: Starchild (Epic)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, November 1984

MARY CHRISTINE BROCKERT is a tiny white California gal who makes big, beautiful black music. Her speciality is exuberantly sassy and happy music for the ...

Teena Marie: Starchild (Epic)

Review by Laura Fissinger, Record, February 1985

LIKE PRINCE, Teena Marie is her own producer, writer and arranger. Such autonomy is impressive considering Marie's age (mid-20s), gender and race. Her situation is ...

Teena Marie: Lovergirl on Parade!

Profile by Laura Fissinger, Creem, September 1985

FOR ALL THE extremely pleasurable flesh pleasures in her music, Teena Marie is devoutly religious. Up until 1985, she probably drew a lot of comfort ...

Teena Marie: Naked To The World (Epic LP/Cassette/CD)

Review by Mark Sinker, New Musical Express, 30 April 1988

THE WILD white girl of Motown (rtd.) links up with Rick James again, and reminds us of a whole slew of things we were forgetting ...

Teena Marie, Keith Sweat, The Deele: The Forum, Los Angeles, Calif.

Live Review by David Nathan, Billboard, 23 July 1988

WlTH ITS strong lineup of urban contemporary talent on display and its billing as "the hottest show of the summer," this event could hardly have ...

Teena Marie: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 27 April 1991

EVEN IF you frequent arthouse cinemas like others do toilets, sometimes you can't avoid the craving for glitzy Hollywood entertainment. By the same token, anyone ...

Teena In Wonderland

Interview by Chuck Eddy, Vibe, November 1994

R&B's honorary soul sister, Teena Marie, has a new album, her own label, and a beautiful daughter — it must be magic. ...

Teena Marie

Interview by David Nathan,, 2004

SHE IS quite simply, one of a kind, a phenomenon of sorts in the world of soul music. For an amazing twenty-five years – since ...

Teena Marie

Interview by David Nathan,, 2006

IT TAKES a certain 'something' to maintain a career with any sort of longevity in the music industry – more now than ever. Long gone ...

Teena Marie

Interview by Amy Linden, XXL, August 2006

THERE'S NEVER been a funkier white girl than Teena Marie. With hits like 'Lovergirl', 'Square Biz' and 'Fire and Desire' – a duet with former ...


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