Loleatta Holloway was a dance music legend. Her
amazing vocal talents gained her the reputation as one of the premier vocalists
of soul and dance. Loleatta unfortunately passed away in March 2011. Loleatta
started singing with Queen of Gospel, Albertina Walker and the Caravans. She released her first single "Rainbow ‘71”
on the fledgling Apache label before moving to Aware to record her first two
albums prior to her work with Salsoul.
LOLEATTA was her first album for Gold
Mind/Salsoul Records and was released in 1976. WORN OUT BROKEN HEART was
released as the album’s first single and made #25 R&B. Its B-Side was
DREAMIN’, an underground club hit when initially released. DREAMIN’ later
became one of Salsoul’s key tracks and has often been remixed, most notably in
200 when it topped the Billboard Dance chart. HIT AND RUN was the album’s
second single and another Salsoul classic. It was a #11 Disco hit when released.
LOLEATTA also features WE’RE GETTING STRONGER
which was sampled by Whitney Houston on her Million Dollar Bill single as well
as the Curtis Mayfield penned song WHAT NOW. Loleatta was responsible for
providing the vocals for dance classics Love Sensation and Relight My Fire (Dan
Hartman) as well as the UK #1 hit by Black Box, Ride On Time.
Released in deluxe Super Jewel cases, with bonus tracks LOLEATTA is a
must for all Soul and Funk fans out there and a very welcome addition to our
collection of Salsoul reissues!
Release Date: 29/10/2012