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by Steve PepDecember 26, 2010 | 9:42pm
December 26, 2010 at 9:49 pm
So very sad. One of my favorites from my youth. Completely under rated who paved the way for tons of other R and B singers.
December 26, 2010 at 9:50 pm
ah, the 80’s. sigh.
Tony O says
December 26, 2010 at 10:10 pm
GetGenerous to GetEqual. Give today, we know the way.
December 26, 2010 at 10:32 pm
@HA! Agreed. A noteworthy talent in her own right. I’ve loved her music as far back as I can remember.
December 26, 2010 at 10:53 pm
If you only know Lovergirl, you probably don’t know how amazing this woman was. She had more soul in her pinky than most singers do today. This is seriously shocking.
December 26, 2010 at 11:25 pm
What a loss. A true legend of soul and R&B.
Tell It Like It Is says
December 26, 2010 at 11:45 pm
I saw her play in Los Angeles years ago. She was amazing.
December 27, 2010 at 1:54 am
Ugh… she was awesome. My favorite is her “Portuguese Love”. amazing song. Back in the 80’s she was totally cutting edge and barely known. I saw her perform with Rick James and Carl Carlton at the Capital Center in Maryland back in 1982. Maryland was still segregated – at least socially – back then. She was a really cool lady… damn.
December 27, 2010 at 2:02 am
‘I need your lovin’, her first Top 40 breakthrough, is still the best thing she’s ever done. Just a great soul artist
December 27, 2010 at 5:24 am
This really is a big loss as mentioned, and will be missed. A truely great artist.
December 27, 2010 at 6:25 am
Wow this is so sad. I’ve always loved Teena’s music, especially because she had so much to do with its creation and development. Lady really knew her stuff. Vastly underrated and under-appreciated as a musician.
She always carried a bit of extra wisdom without seeming old. But 54 is just way too damned young to go. :
Atlanta Painters HQ says
December 27, 2010 at 7:54 am
Condolence to her family. She’s a great singer and for sure a lot will remember her.
December 27, 2010 at 7:56 am
Just found out what a loss!
December 27, 2010 at 8:24 am
I’m 21 years old, and I’ve never actually heard of this person…but it’s always sad when people die!
December 27, 2010 at 10:17 am
December 27, 2010 at 10:22 am
Damn it! I loved that lady. Is there any chance the reports are false?
December 27, 2010 at 5:38 pm
It’s sad that Teena’s supreme artistry wasn’t acknowledged as much as it deserved to be. She created amazing music, was a great singer-songwriter-musician-arranger. The songs on her albums that didn’t get much play except for perhaps R&B and smooth jazz stations were incredible – “Casanova Brown”, “Portuguese Love”, “Tune In Tomorrow” and “Out On A Limb” are just a small sampling of her huge talent. She will be missed.
December 30, 2010 at 5:37 pm
So sad about this talent leaving us so young!
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