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R.I.P. Loleatta Holloway
March 22, 2011 8:57 AM   Subscribe

Legendary disco and soul vocalist Loleatta Holloway passed away last night in Chicago, after a short illness. She was 64
posted by Morpeth (17 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
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posted by bifter at 9:27 AM on March 22, 2011


This is really sad. "Ride On Time" was one of the "gateway drug" records that got me into house and techno as a kid, which set me on the path to producing and remixing as an adult.

Rest in peace, ma'am.
posted by tantrumthecat at 9:31 AM on March 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


Another Loleatta gem: Runaway

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posted by forallmankind at 9:37 AM on March 22, 2011


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posted by immlass at 9:57 AM on March 22, 2011


Hit And Run. Relight My Fire (with Dan Hartman).
posted by iviken at 10:03 AM on March 22, 2011


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oh, sadface. I was at the Boom Boom Room last night, paying homage to the post-disco legacy at the Monday-night institution that is the living archive of Chicago House.
posted by LMGM at 10:30 AM on March 22, 2011


How sad, she was an amazing talent.
posted by londonmark at 10:40 AM on March 22, 2011


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Very few voices are big enough to make an acapella track that stands on its own.
posted by anigbrowl at 10:50 AM on March 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


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And: seconding Relight My Fire.
posted by OneMonkeysUncle at 11:19 AM on March 22, 2011


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posted by rhizome at 12:15 PM on March 22, 2011


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runaway
posted by freq at 12:56 PM on March 22, 2011


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posted by humannaire at 3:03 PM on March 22, 2011


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posted by ltracey at 5:56 PM on March 22, 2011


She sang with the legendary gospel group The Caravans back in the '60s. RIP, girlfriend.
posted by magstheaxe at 6:08 PM on March 22, 2011


She was more than a disco queen – Soul of the highest order:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FACRFftrulk
posted by niceness at 8:31 PM on March 22, 2011


Oops, sorry forgot to link.
posted by niceness at 8:36 PM on March 22, 2011


New York Times and Huffington Post finally play catch up in giving Madame Hollerscream her due. I wish it was hard to believe that there are folks who don't know this woman or her music, but that doesn't diminish Loleatta's greatness not one iota.
posted by dagarrat at 8:28 AM on March 24, 2011


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