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    Remember Val Young?

    One of George Clinton best discoveries. Rick James produced some of her recordings. She was from Detroit. This was her biggest hit for Motown in 1986:


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    A fav of mine. Should have been a massive hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by copley View Post
    A fav of mine. Should have been a massive hit.
    Mine too. It really should have. I was living in Philly when this came out. One days she appeared on the local dance program "Dancin' On the Air" and she was the greatest singer/performer I had seen in a while. I wish I still had the VHS tape from that show.

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    She is now a Mary Jane girl!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luke View Post
    She is now a Mary Jane girl!
    Wow! I didn't know that. I know she recorded with Tupac in the early 90s. Thanks Luke!

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    Great song.

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    Quote Originally Posted by copley View Post
    A fav of mine. Should have been a massive hit.
    It got a lot of radio airplay. I thought it charted higher.

    Mariah Carey incorporated a bit of this into one of her remixes a while back.

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    A little trivia about Val Young. She grew up in the Brewster Projects in Detroit.

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    She did have another hit with "Seduction"


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    There is not a lot of performance video of Val on Youtube and I can kick myself for not keeping the VHS tape I recorded of her on television in Philadelphia. This is something I found:


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    She sang background for Bobby Womack for a time in the early 2000s. He gave her a solo spot during "You're Welcome, Stop on By" for his BET on Jazz special; their back-and-forth banter was hilarious.

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