Monday, April 11, 2011

...from Mark #7 - RIP Loleatta Holloway – 5/11/46 – 21/3/11

Even if you don't know the name (and you probably do) you'll certainly know Loleatta Holloway's voice as the highlight of "Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark and "Ride On Time" by Black Box.  Before and after that there was a hefty career dotted with minor hits and nearly were's, as it were.  No surprise then that Loleatta had started out in gospel with a six year stint as a member, and occasional lead singer, with the greatest female quartet The Caravans.  Here's a choice sampling from 1967, plus the song that provided her three biggest hits:

 

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