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Loleatta Holloway

Loleatta Holloway’s highest charting solo record was a soulful ballad, “Cry to Me.” Born in Chicago in 1946, Holloway developed her throaty, full-bodied vocal style and dramatic presentation while singing with her mother in the gospel group, the Holloway Community Singers.

In the early ’70s,she met her future producer, manager, and husband, Floyd Smith. Smith produced a cover of Gene Chandler’s 1963/1965 hit “Rainbow ’71” for his Apache label. Loleatta Holloway signed with Aware Records in 1973. The double-sided hit “Our Love” (#43 R&B)/”Mother of Shame” (#63 R&B) charted during the summer of 1973. The tunes were included on her debut album, Loleatta (1973).

“Cry to Me,” the title track of her second album, gave Holloway her highest charting solo single on the R&B and pop charts; written by master songwriter Sam Dees, it hit number ten R&B in early 1975.

  • (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons

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  • Bring It On Up

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  • Can I Change My Mind

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  • Casanova

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  • Cry To Me

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  • Gone On That First Plane

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  • Help Me My Lord

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  • I Can't Help Myself

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  • I Know Where You're Coming From

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  • I'll Be Gone

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  • Just Be True

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  • Love Woke Me Up

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  • Merrily

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  • Mother Of Shame

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  • Mrs So And So's Daughter

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  • Only A Fool

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  • Our Love

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  • Part Time Lover, Full Time Fool

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  • Rainbow '71

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  • Remember Me

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  • So Can I

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  • Something About The Way I Feel

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  • The Man I Love

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  • The Show Must Go On

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  • The World Don't Owe You Nothing

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  • This Man's Arms

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  • We Did It

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  • What Are You Going To Do About Tomorrow

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