Brenda Holloway

Brenda Holloway

Biography

One of the sadly passed-over artists on the Motown roster in the mid-to-late '60s, Brenda Holloway had a great voice that she used to gritty perfection on her most well-known track, "You've Made Me So Very Happy" (way before those mustachioed freaks in Blood, Sweat and Tears wrestled it into AOR purgatory). Her raw Soul sound didn't mix well with the assembly line pop of Motown, but it was enough to get her an opening gig for the Beatles at Shea Stadium. Listen to "Every Little Bit Hurts" or "When I'm Gone" and you'll hear what you've been missing. She still keeps busy, performing often and releasing slow jam showcases that prove that her voice is still burning hot.
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