Martha Wash

Genres: Dance Documentaries
Descriptive "tags": house female vocalists dance Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Biography

USA. Though she has released precious little as a de facto solo singer, any fan of dance music over the last two decades will instantly recognize Martha Wash’s voice. After initially recording with Sylvester and Two Tons O’ Fun, she became part of the Weather Girls, who enjoyed a huge hit with the record ‘It’s Raining Men’. She also worked with Italian house act Black Box on their nouveau disco hit ‘Strike It Up’. Her first solo success arrived with ‘Give It To You’, a typically upbeat and boisterous house single. However, away from the club scene her range encompasses everything from R&B ballads to gospel - the latter genre being the one that sparked her interest in music in the first place. Her 1998 tour to promoteThe Collection, a compilation of career highlights that also featured new work, was accompanied by a full-scale tour featuring a six-piece band and three backing singers. Of the new songs, the easiest to...

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