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    Teena Marie

    No white artist has sung R&B more convincingly than Teena Marie, whose big, robust vocals sound so black that when she was starting out, some listeners wondered if she was a light-skinned African-American. Not to be confused with Brazilian jazz singer Tania Maria, Marie grew up in West Los Angeles in a neighborhood that was nicknamed "Venice Harlem" because of its heavy black population. The ...more


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