Tuesday, July 26, 2011

LADIES FIRST: "What A Man" - Linda Lyndell > Laura Lee> Salt-N-Pepa


Linda Lyndell


LADIES FIRST spotlights another classic song that 'she did first'.

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The original "What A Man" is by Southern Soul singer Linda Lyndell. It was released by the ever-wonderful Stax Records on their Volt label, and produced by Isaac Hayes and David Porter, hot off of creating all the hits of Sam And Dave.

LINDA LYNDELL -"What A Man" (1968)



It was first remade by Atlantic Records' Soul great Laura Lee, most known for "Dirty Man", "Women’s Love Rights", and "Crumbs Off The Table".

LAURA LEE -"What A Man" (1972)



The song reached its biggest fame when adapted by Rap dynamos Salt-N-Pepa, backed up perfectly by En Vogue at their peak.

SALT-n-PEPA (with En Vogue) -"Whatta Man" (1994)




© Tym Stevens



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