A Great Debut
H. Hall | Richmond, VA | 08/27/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Teena Marie really shines in her debut 1979 album. From the t song to the last, Teena really gives us a reason to call her Lady T. All of these songs were worthy of single release, and it shouldn;t really have matter that she was either white of black. This album proves that Teena Marie is colorless when it comes to delivering great music."
Fantastic Debut By One Of The Most Important White Female Si
Lavenderbyrd | LaWrEnCe, KaNsAs | 12/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This wonderful debut is packed full of talent and emotion. Thank God this has been remastered and now has 3 bonus tracks:
The 12" Instrumental of "I'm Just A Sucker For Your Love", a W & P session outtake called "You Got The Love" (which sounds very similiar to Rick James' "You & I"), and a second W & P session outtake called "Every Little Bits Hurts" (the old Brenda Holloway Motown hit). This version on this remastered cd has Rick James on the end, as a spoken outro. Be sure to get the cd- "I Need Your Lovin': The Best Of Teena Marie" because it has 2 tracks on it that every Teena fan will want for their collection: 1. A demo she recorded before meeting up with Rick James, called "Don't Turn Your Back On Me" (which was written by Teena herself), and 2. "Every Little Bit Hurts" this version does not have Rick James on the end talking. I just love this debut and now that a person doesn't have to spend up to $300 on ebay to get the original cd release, this makes it all worth waiting for. Her next remastered/expanded release will be "Lady T", and a third album of unreleased material- both coming in 2006, so wait for them because she would want you to. God Bless Miss Teena Marie, one of the most important white female singers in music history. This Diva has no competition, and dare I say it.... even Barbra Streisand can't outsing this Lil Vanilla Child."