Details about Rare Soul Funk R&B 7" USA 45rpm MARVA WHITNEY Things Got To Get BetterSee original listing
10 Aug, 2014 19:46:51 AEST
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Five Dock, NSW, Australia
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45rpm 7" Soul R&B Funk Record
Things Got To Get Better / Get Out Of My Life
Label: King / James Brown
Marva Whitney (born Marva Ann Manning, May 1, 1944 – December 22, 2012), was an American funk singer. Whitney was considered by many funk enthusiasts to be one of the "rawest" and "brassiest" music divas.
Her first solo single, "Your Love Was Good To Me", was recorded for King Records in mid-1967, but was unsuccessful as were two follow-up singles. She toured Europe, Asia and
Whitney's first chart hit came with "It's My Thing (You Can't Tell Me Who to Sock It To)," a response to The Isley Brothers' hit "It's Your Thing"; her record reached number 19 on the Billboard R&B chart and number 82 on the Hot 100 in 1969. She followed up with two smaller hits, "Things Got To Get Better (Get Together)" (R&B number 22) and "I Made A Mistake Because It's Only You Pt. 1" (R&B number 32), and also made a name for herself with powerful songs like "I'm Tired, I'm Tired, I'm Tired (Things Better Change Before Its Too Late)", and "If You Don't Work (You Can't Eat)." After recording three albums - Unwind Yourself (1968), Live and Lowdown at the Apollo (1969) and It's My Thing (1969) - and about 13 singles with James Brown as producer and writer or co-writer, Whitney left the Brown stable in 1970 and returned to Kansas City.
She recorded several singles for the Isley Brothers' T-Neck label, with limited success. After divorcing Harry Whitney, she married Ellis Taylor of Forte Records, and recorded further singles for the label, including "Daddy Don't Know About Sugar Bear". However, they were unsuccessful and she retired from the music business for several years. In the early 1980s, she briefly joined a group, Coffee, Cream & Sugar, formed by singer Alfred "Pico" Payne. Later in the 1980s, she began performing again more regularly with former James Brown band members such as Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis, and Lyn Collins, as the JB Allstars.
In 2006, Whitney collaborated with German born DJ/collector/manager DJ Pari and Japanese funk orchestra Osaka Monaurail to produce a new single, "I Am What I Am". Osaka Monaurail style themselves on the James Brown sound and the single was produced in the fashion of an authentic release of the recordings she produced with Brown in 1969. Two successful tours of
Illness and death
In December 2009, Whitney collapsed on stage in front of thousands of fans in
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