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LOLEATTA HOLLOWAY
November 5, 1946 - March 21, 2011

Loleatta Holloway was born in Chicago, Illinois in November 1946, and began her career singing gospel music with the Queen of Gospel, Albertina Walker and the Caravans.
In 1976 she began singing on Disco productions (mainly on Salsoul Records) and was responsible for some classics like "Love Sensation" or "Relight My Fire" by Dan Hartman.
In 1984, Holloway left Salsoul Records and began to work on an album, "Crash Goes Love". Unfortunately it was never completed and only two singles were released for Streetwise, the title track and "Heartstealer".
During the following years, many of her old hits were adapted by House producers like Black Box who used the original acapellas of her songs over new melodies. Her vocals were originally used without credit, but she successfully sued the band and received an undisclosed share of the royalties. The only time she was properly paid and credited was on the Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch song "Good Vibrations" (1991), which also sampled some of her vocals for "Love Sensation".
 
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LOLEATTA HOLLOWAY: LOLEATTA Expanded Edition (BBR)
Don’t know where to start really. The lady, the voice, the charisma – oh, and a whole lot more. When she died in March 2011, the soul world mourned the loss of one of its greatest assets. Loleatta was an absolute delight to know, with a wicked sense of humour second to none. Her talent was seamless and her voice climbed mountains – no wonder other artists swiped it! Signed to Salsoul in the seventies, Ms Holloway stunned us all with her eponymous album and its opening track “Hit And Run”, a po...
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Tribute To Loleatta Holloway, 1946-2011
"I'm so sorry to hear this. Loleatta was one of the really great dance artists with a beautiful, big voice. On a personal level, she was very fun and ...
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Loleatta Holloway April 1977 Interview
Interview conducted in person at Salsoul Records in New York City in March 1977 WITH ALL the current trends taking everyone from Melba Moore to E...
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Loleatta Holloway May 1975 Interview
IT wouldn't take a genius to notice that Loleatta Holloway's delectable US hit, "Cry To Me", is simply one of my favourite sounds of all time. That st...
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Loleatta Holloway 1977 Video
Hit And Run...
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