|Genres:||Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||pop female vocalists seen live 80s soul 90s rnb bisexual 00s faves labelle soundtrack rock 60s 70s hard rock usa dance funk guitar american r&b gay queer singer-songwriters producer female voices|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||discogs official homepage VIAF wikidata wikipedia|
9 October 1944, Trenton, New Jersey, USA. A former member of both the Blue-Belles and LaBelle, the singers departure from the latter group in 1977 precipitated their demise. Hendryx began a solo career in which strong visual elements were combined with a black rock direction. During the 80s, she enjoyed a consistent run of R&B hits, notably with Keep It Confidential (number 22, March 1983), I Sweat (Going Through The Motions) (number 28, March 1984), and Why Should I Cry? (number 5, April 1987), the latter also reaching number 58 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. In addition to soul material, though, Hendryx also produced a series of hard rock albums and collaborated with acts as diverse as Material, Talking Heads, Peter Gabriel, Laurie Anderson and Afrika Bambaataa. Skindiver was a very personal creation defying easy musical categorization.
In 1992, Hendryx returned to her soul roots with a...