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TATA VEGA
Táta Vega (born Carmen Rose Vega on October 7, 1951, in Queens, New York) is a vocalist whose career spans theater, film, and a variety of musical genres.
She began her professional singing career in 1969 in California as a cast member in the Los Angeles production of the musical Hair. She then joined the group Pollution, led by Dobie Gray (who also was appearing in Hair), and then became a member of the group Earthquire, which released an album in 1973 on Motown's Natural Resources label.

With Motown, Táta released four solo albums on the Tamla label: Full Speed Ahead (1976), Totally Táta (1977), Try My Love (1979), and Givin' All My Love (1981). These albums feature a diverse range of genres, including classic Motown soul, country or southern soul, disco, jazz, funk, country, Latin, doo-wop, and gospel.

She has had an active career as a back-up singer, working with Stevie Wonder, Andraé Crouch, Lou Rawls, Chaka Kahn, Patti LaBelle, Michael Jackson, and Madonna. She also worked in film, performing the voice of Shug Avery in The Color Purple; she is featured on four songs on the 1986 soundtrack album, one of which, Miss Celie's Blues (Sister), was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Song category.

In 1998, she signed with Quincy Jones’s Quest Records and released a gospel album, Now I See. Vega is also known for her song SEASONS, which is a cover of a song by Japanese superstar Ayumi Hamasaki.
 
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SOULMUSIC RECORDS SPOTLIGHT: TATA VEGA
SoulMusic Records has reissued two classic Motown albums by the much-acclaimed singer/songwriter Tata Vega: Full Speed Ahead Expanded Edition Totally Tata Expanded Edition...
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Tata Vega 1979 Classic Video
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Tata Vega November 1976 Interview
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TATA VEGA: Totally Tata Expanded Edition (SMCR 5017)
Side by side with the reissue of TATA VEGA’s 1976 “Full Speed Ahead” Motown debut, Soul Music.com Records is very proud to be releasing the multi-tale...
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TATA VEGA: Full Speed Ahead Expanded Edition (SMCR 5016)
Soul Music.com Records is very proud to be releasing more gems from the great Motown catalogue! Causing particular excitement is the first-time-ever o...
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Tata Vega: Full Speed Ahead/Totally Tata Expanded Editions (SoulMusic.com Records)
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