Oleta Adams

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by Oleta Adams

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4 May 1962, USA. This fine soul singer had a typical gospel upbringing in Yakima, Washington, USA. Adams formed her own trio in the 80s and recorded two self-funded albums for a Kansas label that sold poorly. She was singing cabaret in a hotel bar in Kansas when she was discovered by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith of Tears For Fears in 1985. In 1987, they invited her to sing on two tracks, ‘Woman In Chains’ and ‘Badman’s Song’, on their much vaunted The Seeds Of Love.... Read more

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soul
female vocalists
jazz
pop
folk
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