Posts Tagged ‘teena marie’


New issue of SoulM8 is here!

February 2, 2011

The first issue of SoulM8 for 2011 has arrived!

In this new look issue, the guys pay tribute to Teena Marie with an exclusive, unpublished interview with Dave VJ.

The video interview is with 80s soul legend Mic Murphy from The System! 

Also included are more round-up pages for the connoisseurs amongst you, and a more in-depth look at some of the labels out there bringing you the music you love.

Download the new issue here:


1Xtra pay tribute to TEENA MARIE

January 19, 2011

This is a must-listen!

Ronnie Herel paid tribute to the amazing Lady T on his 1Xtra show on Monday night.  

Ronnie replayed his interview with Teena back in 2010, plus all of her classic tracks including Square Biz, Ooh La La, Behind The Music and Portuguese Love.

Listen again here:



TEENA MARIE Honored by Stevie Wonder at Memorial Service

January 13, 2011

Billboard report that Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Queen Latifah, Shanice Wilson and Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. are among the luminaries who honored singer Tena Marie at a private memorial service.

Gordy and Wonder spoke and Robinson and Wilson sang as they celebrated Marie’s life Monday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Read the Billboard article in full here:


LENNY’S message for TEENA

January 4, 2011

If you missed this over the Xmas holiday, check out this beautiful, heartfelt video message from Lenny Kravitz on the passing of Teena Marie.

Watch here:

RIP Lady T.


Stax Records statement on the passing of Teena Marie

December 27, 2010

Stax Records/Concord Music Group’s statement on the passing of Teena Marie:

December 26th, 2010 – Stax Records, the Concord Music Group family and millions of fans around the world, lost a great artist and friend on Sunday when soul music icon Teena Marie died at the age of 54.

An internationally renowned singer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and performer, Teena Marie, released her thirteenth and final album, CONGO SQUARE on June 9, 2009 for legendary soul music label Stax Records. The critically acclaimed collection was a personal milestone for the iconic, Grammy nominated soul music star and Rhythm &Blues Awards Lifetime Achievement recipient as it marked her 30th year in the industry she loved.  

Teena Marie left a sensational musical legacy.  Making her debut in 1979, her sublime musical eclecticism took soul music in new directions, swiftly earning her a hallowed and singular place in the hearts of R&B purists.  Throughout her groundbreaking accomplishments, Teena remained humble, unpretentious and refreshingly down-to-earth.   Her talent was matched only by her kindness of spirit.  She collaborated with musical giants throughout her career and they reciprocated with the kind of love and respect that indicated she was truly one of them. 

“The enduring influence of Teena’s inspirational, trailblazing career, could only have been made possible through her brilliant song-writing, showmanship andhigh energy passion which laid the ground work for the future generations of R&B, hip-hop, and soul,” stated Concord Music Group chief label officer, Gene Rumsey.  “We feel extremely fortunate to have worked with a visionary who changed music in indelible ways.  Our deepest sympathies go out to her family, friends and of course, millions of fans around the world.”


RIP Teena Marie

December 27, 2010

We’re were incredibly shocked and saddened today to hear about the death of Teena Marie, aged 54.

Soul Tracks have written an informative report, including a statement from Teena’s label Stax, which you can read here:

RIP Lady T.


COOL MILLION are double award winners!

August 12, 2010

Congratulations to Cool Million who won gongs for Best Global Artist/Group AND Best Soul Album for Back For More at last Saturday’s Soul Survivors Awards 2010!

Each award was voted for by readers of the Soul Survivors magazine … so it’s great to see so much love for the boys and their album out in the soul world! 

Also, much love goes to Teena Marie, who won the Best Soul Concert award for her now LEGENDARY show at London’s O2 in January!

You can see the full list of winners, catch-up more on the event, and find out info on the latest issue of the magazine at:

Congrats again on the double whammy, guys. Much desereved, and here’s to many more!