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