Saturday, December 13, 2008
Lisa initially began her music career providing backing vocals for artists such as Melba Moore and Billy Ocean. She has also worked with many other famous singers as a session vocalist and sideman.
She accompanied Luther Vandross as a backup singer on his tours and albums until his death in addition to other artists such as Chaka Khan, Roberta Flack and Teddy Pendergrass.
In 1989, Lisa started singing as a session singer for the Rolling Stones and accompanied them on their tours.
In 1990, Lisa appeared on "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane" movie soundtrack with the song "Glad to Be Alive" with Teddy Pendergrass. The song peaked at #31 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks.
In 1992, the song won a Grammy Award for "Best Female R&B Vocal Performance" and a Soul Train Music Award for "Best R&B/Soul Single, Female."
The last single from the album, the title song, peaked at #15 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 15 weeks.
In 1992, Lisa was featured on the "Home Alone 2 Lost in New York" movie soundtrack with her version of "Oh Come All Ye Faithful."
After that, Lisa focused on being a backing singer. The reason for that is because she enjoyed being a backing singer more than a solo artist.
In addition to touring with the Rolling Stones, she has also toured with Tina Turner and appeared on Sting's album "If On a Winter's Night..." and performed with Sting & his band live in Durham Cathedral.
In 2010, Lisa appeared at the CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island with jazz trumpeter Chris Botti and continued to tour with him through 2010.
Lisa remained a guest artist with Chris Botti's band in 2011 and continued to appear at their 2012 concert. These days, she still continues to work as a backing vocalist, most recently appearing on Elements of Life's 2013 album "Eclipse."
To see the music video for "How Can I Ease the Pain," go to:
To see the music video for "Save Me," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "So Intense," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Colors of Love," go to:
To see the music video for "Glad to Be Alive" with Teddy Pendergrass, go to:
[updated on 03/24/13]