|Genres:||R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||soul motown female vocalists northern soul 60s|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||allmusic biography discogs fanpage IMDb lyrics other databases VIAF wikipedia|
Thomasina Montgomery, 29 April 1945, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 16 March 1970, USA. Tammi Terrell began recording for Scepter/ Wand Records at the age of 15, before touring with the James Brown Revue for a year. In 1965, she married heavyweight boxer Ernie Terrell, the brother of future Supreme Jean Terrell. Terrells warm, sensuous vocals won her a contract with Motown Records later that year, and in 1966 she enjoyed a series of R&B hits, among them a soulful rendition of This Old Heart Of Mine. In 1967, she was selected to replace Kim Weston as Marvin Gayes recording partner. This inspired teaming produced Gayes most successful duets, and the pair issued a stream of hit singles between 1967 and 1969. Aint No Mountain High Enough and Youre All I Need To Get By epitomized their style, as Gaye and Terrell wove around each others voices, creating an aura of romance and eroticism that...