Belita Woods

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Belita Woods with Parliament-Funkadelic, September 2009

Belita Karen Woods (October 23, 1948 – May 14, 2012)[1] was a lead singer of the late 1970s R&B group, Brainstorm.[2] She also performed with Parliament-Funkadelic for two decades, beginning in 1992.

Brainstorm had a disco hit in 1977 called "Lovin' Is Really My Game". Their follow-up album, 1978's Journey to the Light, featured a more soul-funk sound, anchored by the album tracks "We're On Our Way Home" and "If You Ever Need To Cry". Prior to joining Brainstorm, Woods released a single "Magic Corner"/"Grounded" on Detroit's Moira label in 1967.

Woods began touring with the P-Funk All-Stars in 1992. In 2001 she sang on four songs ("Scratched", "When Jack Met Jill", "Relax", "Tempovision") on French DJ/producer Étienne de Crécy's Tempovision album. The song "Scratched" was produced by fellow P-Funk mate Michael "Clip" Payne, who also sang on the song "Tempovision". She had three solo songs on George Clinton's How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent?, released in 2005: "Don't Dance Too Close", "More Than Words Can Say" and "Saddest Day".

Woods died of heart failure on May 14, 2012.[1] She was 63.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tomatoes, Tsu (May 14, 2012). "Belita Woods Dies Aged 63". Soul Source. Retrieved May 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Biography: Brainstorm". Allmusic. Retrieved August 1, 2010.