Me and my cousin, J. Reneé in 1988
Contains Adult Language
A word of advice, NEVER take a picture in front of a mirror!
In today’s audio, you get to eavesdrop on two Southern cousins talking cash sh!t about our favorite singer, Teena Marie.
Chile, it took us damn near two and a half hours to get Zoom up and running in order to record this thing.
After all that trouble, J. Reneé had the audacity to ask how to get her picture loaded to her Zoom profile!
I was like—whaaaa?
You get to hear us fuss about that at the beginning of the audio 😂
Anyway, back to the true matter at hand…
Now, I could go into a long history of “wild and peaceful” Lady T., but you can just Google her.
Fun fact, although Teena Marie, born Mary Christine Brockert, was White, her fan base was largely Black.
This is probably the case because she was a true soul singer!
Not knowing how to categorize her, Motown intentionally left her picture off her first LP because, based on her vocals, everybody thought she was Black.
At any rate, she was a beautiful and highly talented soul who wrote, composed, arranged and performed vocals, piano, lead guitar as well as bass guitar–she probably played other instruments as well.
Sadly, she passed away on December 26, 2010.
Anyway, if you are into the business or legal aspects of music, you must research The Brockert Initiative–a law that resulted from a civil case brought against Teena Marie by Motown–which she ended up winning.
Special thanks to my cousin, on Eva tha Diva’s side, the beautiful J. Reneé!
I love you cuz!
Anyway, on with the show!
Enjoy, and don’t forget to comment!
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