Sunday, November 2, 2008

Tawatha

Tawatha (born Tawatha Agee in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was a female singer/songwriter known for singing with R&B group, Mtume and writing a verse on their hit song, "Juicy Fruit."
In 1987, Tawatha released her only solo album, "Welcome to My Dream" on Epic Records which peaked at #34 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart. The album was produced by James Mtume, Ed Moore (who was also a member of Mtume), and James Batton.
The first single from the album, "Thigh Ride" peaked at #7 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 15 weeks.
The second single, "Did I Dream You" peaked at #50 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks.
The last single released from the album, "Are You Serious" peaked at #46 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks.

Tawatha has recorded with artists such as Bruce Fisher, Cabo Frio, the Heath Brothers, David Sanborn, BB&Q, Levert, Kashif, Keni Burke, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, Al Jarreau, Roxy Music, Rena Scott, Celine Dion, R. Kelly, Sting, the O'Jays, David Bowie, and Jewel.

It's currently unknown what Tawatha is up to these days and it seems as if she has faded into obscurity.

To see the music video for "Did I Dream You," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEE27uOH6ZM

To see a fan-made video for "Thigh High," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcw7WcKo0Us

To see a fan-made video for "Are You Serious," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj0PnUwx5io


[updated on 03/23/13]

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