The Weather Girls
|Genres:||Disco Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||disco pop 80s soul female vocalists|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
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Vocalists Izora Rhodes Armstead (1942, Texas, USA, d. 16 September 2004, California, USA) and Martha Wash (b. USA) met in the San Francisco-based gospel group, NOW (News Of The World) prior to joining the backing group of rising disco star Sylvester. Dubbed Two Tons O Fun in deference to their rotund stature, the duo recorded for the Fantasy Records label before securing a measure of infamy, as the Weather Girls, for their tongue-in-cheek release, Its Raining Men. First released in the USA in 1982, the single achieved a greater success in the UK where it later peaked at number 2 in 1984 after re-entering the chart. Subsequent releases however lacked the undeniable charm of their major hit, but admirably showcased the Weather Girls powerful voices. Wash later embarked on a solo career while Armstead moved to Frankfurt and formed a new version of the Weather Girls with her daughter Dynell Rhodes, touring and recording a number of albums...