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Tata Vega

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A good R&B and Urban Modern vocalist, Tata Vega moved to LA from her Long Isle hometown within the ’70s and signed with Motown in 1976. She released three LPs for the label in the past due ’70s, all creditably created but none making a good moderate strike. Vega do background use Carl Anderson and Lou Rawls, after that turned to gospel within the ’80s. She do the business lead vocals with an Andre Crouch solitary, “Oh, IT REALLY IS Jesus,” in 1987. After years like a program vocalist, Vega came back to the limelight in 1998 with Right now I See.

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Full Name Táta Vega
Profession Singer
Nationality American
Music Songs El Ciclo de la Vida, Oh It Is Jesus, Miss Celie's Blues, Get It Up for Love, Speak Lord, I Just Keep Thinking About You Baby, Let's Make a Better World, Home over the Mountain, Ciclo Sin Fin, Come in Heaven, You'll Never Rock Alone, I Need You Now, Deep Inside, Love Comes From The Most Unexpected Places, Just When Things Are Getting Good, Magic Feeling, Come on and Try My Love, Try God, If Love Must Go, Gonna Do My Best to Love You, Living in Paradise, Try Love From the Inside, Keep It Coming, I'm Accepted, In the Morning, Just Be There, Givin' All My Love, Walk With Me, Never Had a Dream Come True, This Is a Man's, Man's, Man's World, Whopper Bopper Show Stopper, You Got My Love
Albums Totally Táta, Try My Love, Full Speed Ahead, Time's so Right, This Joy, Now I See, Givin' All My Love
Movies Kirk Whalum: The Gospel According to Jazz: Chapter 2


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1 Táta Vega's biggest solo hit at Motown was "I Just Keep Thinking About You Baby" (Tamla 54299). The recording spent 7 weeks on Billboard's R&B Charts (USA), peaking at #58 in the middle of 1979. An extended version of the single was re-reissued in Volume 3: Dance Divas, part of the FUNKOLOGY Series in 1996.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Time for Dancing 2002 performer: "Simple Gifts"
Trojan War 1997 performer: "The Burning"
A Time to Kill 1996 "Take My Hand Precious Lord"
The 58th Annual Academy Awards 1986 TV Special performer: "Miss Celie's Blues Sister"
Wildcats 1986 performer: "Love Lives Alone" - as Tata Vega
The Color Purple 1985 performer: "Miss Celie's Blues Sister", "The Dirty Dozens", "Maybe God Is Tryin' to Tell You Somethin'"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Elton John: In Concert 2013 Backing Vocals
The Jamie Foxx Show 1998 TV Series Lead Singer In Church Choir
Spy Hard 1996 Singing Nun
The Wiz 1978 The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice, uncredited)

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Elton John & Leon Russell Live from the Beacon Theatre 2010 TV Movie musician
The Moment After II: The Awakening 2006 vocals
Knockout 2000/I composer: songs

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sugar Baby 2011 very special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Andraé Crouch: Live in Los Angeles 2011 Video Herself
Higher Ground: Voices of Contemporary Gospel Music 2004 Video documentary Herself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1991 TV Series Herself
The 58th Annual Academy Awards 1986 TV Special Herself - Performer
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars 1985 TV Series Herself
Soul Train 1979 TV Series documentary Herself
The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards 2014 TV Special Herself - Performer
The Arsenio Hall Show 2014 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Praise the Lord 1985-2013 TV Series Herself
Twenty Feet from Stardom 2013 Documentary Herself

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