Saturday, February 2, 2013

Magic Lady


Magic Lady were a female R&B trio from Detroit, Michigan that featured singers Linda Stokes, Jackie Steele and Kimberly Ball.

It was formed by Linda and her husband, Michael Stokes. All three women were background vocalists for artists such as Shirley Caesar, Bob Seger, Keith Barrow, Enchanted and the Soul Searchers.

In 1980, the trio released their self-titled debut album on Arista Records which didn't appear to generate a lot of success.
In 1982, Magic Lady released their sophomore album "Hot 'N' Sassy" on A&M Records, but it didn't make the album charts.

The only single to chart was "Red Hot Stuff" which peaked at #52 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 6 weeks.
By 1988, Magic Lady was down to a duo after Kimberly Ball left. During that same year, they released their last self-titled album on Motown Records.
The duo scored a hit with the single "Betcha Can't Lose (With My Love)" which peaked at #45 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 10 weeks. It also managed to peak at #58 on the UK Singles chart.

After that, it seems as if Magic Lady has faded into obscurity.

To see a fan-made video for "Betcha Can't Lose (With My Love)," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Jfj0OMFVZo

To see Magic Lady performing "Red Hot Stuff" on "Soul Train," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUXyyc6Kack

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