Tammi Terrell

Genres: R&B / Soul
Descriptive "tags": soul motown female vocalists northern soul 60s Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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. Terrell’s 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 Gaye’s recording partner. This inspired teaming produced Gaye’s most successful duets, and the pair issued a stream of hit singles between 1967 and 1969. ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ and ‘You’re All I Need To Get By’ epitomized their style, as Gaye and Terrell wove around each other’s voices, creating an aura of romance and eroticism that...

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