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January 9, 2012

Thanks @the405 awesome find

Who: Rickie Lee Jones
What: Singer/Songwriter jazz inspired pop music with a dash of soul lounge singer if the lounge held 1000+ capacity.
Where: Jones moved to LA at age 19 and played at coffee houses and bars when she could.
When: In 1979, Jones was nominated for a Grammy for “Best New Artist”.
Trivia: Big contributor to one time boyfriend, Tom Waits success.

Who: Martha Reeves, Rosalind Ashford, and Annette Sterling.
What: 1960s pop music Girl Group
Where: The band was originally known as the Del-Phis and were signed to Checkmate Records. The band found themselves at Motown where Barry Gordy renamed them Martha and the Vandela’s.
Trivia: The were back up singers for Marvin Gaye.

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