Loleatta Holloway

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by Loleatta Holloway

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5 November 1946, Chicago, Illinois, USA. With her full-bodied gospelized vocals, which lent tremendous energy to her disco recordings, Holloway, as one of the leading disco divas, epitomized like no other singer of her day the transition of African-American popular music from soul to disco in the late 70s. She started in the church singing gospel, and sang with the famed Caravans from 1967-71. She was first recorded by her manager/husband Floyd Smith in Chicago on his Apache label, releasing... Read more

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disco
soul
house
dance
funk
70s
female vocalists
club
chicago
80s
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