Released on 27/09/10. Nona Hendryx was one third of the pop/soul act LaBelle, and by far and away made the hippest solo records of any of the other members of the group, Patti LaBelle and Sarah Dash.
After LaBelle called it quits in 1976. Hendryx released her self-titled debut record, which was an amazingly strong amalgam of soul and hard rock.
Wearing skin tight pants, black leather and brandishing a Bowie knife on the LP cover she announced her intentions loud and clear but neither record company or radio at that time knew what to do with this African American woman with a huge voice comfortable and capable of singing hard rock as well as soul music.
Nona worked with Talking Heads as back-up singer and fell in with a hip crowd of musicians and her association with David Byrne led to her working with Bill Laswell who helped her put together her second solo album. Entitled NONA it sparked greater interest in Nona s considerable talents and her solo career flourished.
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Exclusive bonus tracks have been selected direct from the PWL archives, many making their first-ever appearance on CD. These include sought-after 12' remixes, the scarce soundtrack version of "Tell Me Tomorrow" from the movie "Knights & Emeralds" and the rare original demo of "Say I'm Your Number One".
Originally a backing vocalist, Desiree Heslop's session work with SAW led to the recording of the global smash, "Say I'm Your Number One", released under the stage name Princess. Although subsequent projects failed to match its success, this debut album is not only a crossover classic but also a sought-after collectors' item: scarce original CD copies have often changed hands at three-figure prices.
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