Tag: Teena Marie

Thursday 4pm ET: Feature Artist – Teena Marie

Mary Christine Brockert (March 5, 1956 – December 26, 2010), better known by her stage name Teena Marie, was an American singer-songwriter, and producer. She was known by her childhood nickname Tina[1] before taking the stage name Teena Marie and later acquired the nickname Lady Tee (sometimes spelled Lady T), given to her by her collaborator and friend, Rick James.

She was known for her distinctive soulful vocals, which caused many listeners to believe she was black. Her success in R&B and soul music, and loyalty to these genres would earn her the title Ivory Queen of Soul. She played rhythm guitar, keyboards, and congas, and wrote, produced, sang, and arranged virtually all of her songs since her 1980 release, Irons in the Fire, which she later said was her favorite album.

In 2004, while Teena Marie was sleeping in a hotel room, a large picture frame fell and struck her on the head. The blow caused a serious concussion that would cause momentary seizures for the rest of her life.

On the afternoon of December 26, 2010, Teena Marie was found unresponsive at her home in Pasadena by her daughter, Alia Rose. On December 30, 2010, an autopsy was performed by the Los Angeles County coroner, who found no signs of apparent trauma or a discernible cause of death, and concluded she had died from natural causes. She had suffered a tonic–clonic seizure a month before.

A memorial service was held at Forest Lawn Cemetery on January 10, 2011. Among those in attendance were Stevie Wonder, Deniece Williams, Smokey Robinson, Queen Latifah, LisaRaye, Sinbad, Tichina Arnold, Shanice Wilson, and Berry Gordy, Jr.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

bobbyjaypaintLater on this evening, when I sit behind the microphone to present to you “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” on the playlist will be music by: Teena Marie, the Jacksons, Gwen McCrae, the Bar-Kays, Brass Construction, Sharon Redd, Young & Company, Melba Moore, New Jersey Connection and more. It begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. You don’t want to miss it, so check me out later ‘gator, at the home of the hits, the best station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay

bobbyjayrmWanna hear some fantabulous songs from the decade of the 80s? Then check me out this evening on RadioMaxMusic.Com, when I host “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” where I’ve selected music for your listening pleasure from artists such as: Anita Baker, Rick James & Teena Marie, the Commodores, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Luther Vandross, the Beastie Boys ( with the voice of a sampled Jimmy Castor), Robert Winters & Fall, Rodney Franklin, the Bar-Kays, Tom Browne and a bunch of other great artists. I’ll be here looking for you at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. So you see, you’re welcome, stop on by. Check you later, ‘gator. It’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” all over the universe.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 5pm ET

BobbyJayIt looks like it’s going to be a beautiful Sunday for most of us around the country and I’m looking forward to presenting to you “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” to this afternoon. On the playlist will be: Rick James, Teena Marie, the Impressions, Alicia Myers, the Four Tops, Al B. Sure!, the O’Jays, Ambrosia, Quincy Jones & Patti Austin, Jimmy Castor and a bunch of other great soul songs. It begins at 5PM Eastern Daylight Time, 4PM CT, 3PM MT & 2PM PT. Following at 7PM EDT, will be an encore of last evening’s salute to “Disco” on “Great Soul Performances.” Can’t wait to see you for an afternoon of “Sweet Soul Music” here on RadioMaxMusic.com.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 10p ET #gsp

BobbyJay14Won’t you join me this evening for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s?” You’ll be hearing from Doug E. Fresh, Lisa Stansfield, GrandMaster Flash & the Furious Five, Natalie Cole, Tone-Loc, Teena Marie, Atlantic Starr, Billy Preston & Syreeta Wright, Gladys Knight & the Pips and many others. I’ll be looking for you at 10PM ET, 9PM CT, 8PM MT & 7PM PT with encore performances on Friday at 12 Noon, Saturday at 5PM all times EDT.  So check me out later on RadioMaxMusic.com.  I know you’ll love it.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay (Special Time – 9pm ET) #gsp @RadioMax

bobbyjay070612November is here, and it’s time once again for “Great Soul Performances.” This evening ONLY we begin at 9pm ET and on the show we’ll hear from Jerry Butler, Teena Marie, Manhattan Transfer, the Whispers, Dionne Warwick, the Isley Brothers, Slave, the Show Stoppers, King Curtis “live,” the Temptations and more. It all gets underway at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 6PM MT & 6PM PT.  If you miss any of it, you now have 2 encore performances every week, Monday evening at 10PM eastern (standard) time; as the clocks get turned back tonight, and on Wednesday at 12 noon eastern time. How about that?  

 

 

Artist Countdown: Teena Marie Top 25 Hits 6pm ET

TMarieMary Christine Brockert (March 5, 1956 – December 26, 2010), better known by her stage name Teena Marie, was an American singer, songwriter and producer. She was known as Tina before taking the stage name Teena Marie, then she later acquired the nickname of Lady Tee (sometimes spelled Lady T), given to her by collaborator and friend, Rick James.

She was known for her distinctive soulful vocals which initially caused many listeners to believe she was African-American. Her success in R&B and soul and loyalty to these genres would earn her the title Ivory Queen of Soul. She played rhythm guitar, keyboards and congas. She also wrote, produced, sang, and arranged virtually all of her songs since her 1980 release, Irons in the Fire, which she later said was her favorite album.

 

1 I Need Your Lovin’
2 Lovergirl
3 Behind the Groove
4 Square Biz
5 I’m a Sucker for Your Love
6 Ooo La La La
7 It Must Be Magic
8 Fix It
9 Still in Love
10 Jammin’
11 A Rose by Any Other Name (with Gerald Levert)
12 Ooh Wee
13 If I Were a Bell
14 Work It
15 Lips to Find You
16 Midnight Magnet
17 Young Love
18 Can’t Last a Day (with Faith Evans)
19 Just Us Two
20 Portuguese Love
21 Out on a Limb
22 Can It Be Love
23 Since Day One
24 Love Me Down Easy
25 Dear Lover