Friday, September 3, 2010

Terri Gonzalez

Terri Gonzalez (born in New York City) is a female singer from the 80's. Terri got a high adminstrative position with a well-known music publishing company called Chappell Music.

In the mid-70's, she hooked up with soul group, the Tymes, but they soon disbanded. After that, Terri kept herself busy with session singing for musicians such as the Kay-Gees, Grace Jones, and Chaka Khan.

Terri even wrote the song, "Caught Up" for music act Inner Life and also wrote the song, "Caught Up in a One Night Love Affair."
In 1980, Terri signed a record deal as a solo artist for a small disco record label called Eastbourne Records.

She released the singles, "Hunger for Your Love" and "How Good is It" and an album called "Good to the Last Drop" was planned, but never released.
Terri signed to Becket Records and released two singles, "Treat Yourself to My Love" and "Born a Winner" which were minor club hits.

The single "Treat Yourself to My Love" managed to peak at #64 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart and #76 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart in 1982.

Not much music was released from Terri after that and she wrote songs along with doing session work for other artists such as Carmen McRae, Al Jarreau, and Sheena Easton.

She also sang the chorus for the theme song for the 1985 movie, "D.A.R.R.Y.L" called "Somewhere I Belong" that featured the late Teddy Pendergrass.

Terri did a nationally publicized radio spot for Budweiser Beer, sang with Earth, Wind, & Fire's Phillip Bailey, and sang with Chic at Madison Square Garden in an all-star lineup that was hosted by Paul Simon & Bruce Springsteen to help raise money for the homeless.
In 1987, Terri released her debut album, "Is There Rockin' in This House" on Atlantic Records which was produced by Chic's Nile Rodgers.

The title song and "Love Promises" were released as singles, but didn't make much impact on the charts.

Even though Terri hasn't released anything solo since, she still continues to work in the music biz. She toured with Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra along with continuing her songwriting and session singer.

Occasionally, Terri still does recording and commercial work. She is also available for live or sequenced performances, songwriting, recording projects, jingles and television commercials & voice-overs.

To see Terri's MySpace page, go to:
http://www.myspace.com/terrigonzalez

To see the music video for "Is There Rockin' in This House," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs00TP6QX7c

To see a fan-made video for "Treat Yourself to My Love," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxCSvY26gPA

To see a fan-made video for "How Good Is It," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtXhG2iEVoA

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