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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN " LYNN MABRY : IS AN AMERICAN VOCALIST - SHE IS A SOCIAL ACTIVIST WITH A HEART OF GOLD : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

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             BLACK      SOCIAL   HISTORY                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lynn Mabry


Lynn Mabry is an American vocalist. Born in Vallejo, California, her mother enjoyed playing piano and her father was a choir director and radio deejay. They divorced when she was three.[1] She got her start in Sly and the Family Stone, along with Dawn Silva. In 1977 she joined P-Funk .The following year Mabry and Silva became the original Brides of Funkenstein,[2] releasing their first album Funk Or Walk. Lynn became pregnant and left the band in 1979. Silva continued The Brides with back-up singers Sheila Horne andJeanette McGruder for another year.
In 1983, Mabry joined Talking Heads for Stop Making Sense. By this stage she had become a highly respected background vocalist, continuing to tour with such acts as with Rita CoolidgeStevie NicksGeorge MichaelNamie Amuro and Bette Midler. She is also a business partner with Sheila E.
Mabry is co-founder (with Sheila E, in 2001) and CEO of the nonprofit Elevate Hope Foundation which uses music and the arts to help "abused and abandoned children."[3]

Filmography


YearFilmRole
1984Stop Making SenseHerself
201320 Feet from StardomHerself