The death of Amy Winehouse is most certainly a tragic loss to the music industry, and even greater loss to the elite group of blue-eyed singers. Though soul music is a genre that is applicable to Black music culture, it isn’t exclusive to singers of color. White soul singers have made a tremendous impact in […]
LOS ANGELES — Investigators say an autopsy on R&B singer Teena Marie revealed no signs of trauma, but it likely will be weeks before a cause of death will be determined.
The holiday bells carried a smokey, doleful note for everyone who loved Teena Marie, the R&B legend who died on 26 December. Artists including Mary J Blige, Alicia Keys and Estelle mourned Marie’s death in messages online, calling her “timeless” and inspiring”.
As the mystery around Teena Marie’s sudden death unravels, it appears a seizure may have played a role in the singer’s passing.
LOS ANGELES — Teena Marie, the “Ivory Queen of Soul” who developed a lasting legacy with her silky soul pipes and with hits like “Lovergirl,” ”Square Biz,” and “Fire and Desire” with mentor Rick James, has died. She was 54. The confirmation came from a publicist, Jasmine Vega, who worked with Teena Marie on her […]
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