Eloise Laws

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Eloise Laws
Eloise Laws 1968.JPG
Laws in 1968.
Background information
Birth name Lavern Eloise Laws
Born (1943-11-06) November 6, 1943 (age 71)
Houston, Texas
United States
Genres Jazz, R&B
Occupation(s) Vocalist
Labels Invictus, ABC, Capitol

Eloise Laws (born November 6, 1943) is a singer and a member of the prominent Laws family of musicians from Houston, Texas.

Biography[edit]

Lavern Eloise Laws was born in Houston, Texas as the fourth of eight children of Miola Luverta Donahue and Hubert Laws, Sr.[1] Born into a family of musicians, her siblings include flutist Hubert, saxophonist Ronnie, and vocalist Debra.

In the 1970s, she began recording for Holland-Dozier-Holland's Music Merchant and later Invictus labels. Her first album, Ain't It Good Feeling Good was released on Invictus in 1977. Unfortunately, the labels folded and Laws released the LP Eloise (ABC) later the same year and Eloise Laws (Liberty) in 1980, both of which featured the songwriting and producing talents of Linda Creed.

Eloise has been credited as one of the backing singers on her brother Ronnie's 1980 LP Every Generation.

After All in Time, for Capitol, followed two years later, Laws was featured on albums from such artists as Harvey Mason, Lee Oskar, Aquarian Dream, Ahmad Jamal, as well as several releases by her siblings. She would not record another solo album until the late 1990s. Meanwhile, she pursued a career on stage, starring in the Tony-nominated musical, It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues, which she also co-wrote.[2]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • 1977: Ain't It Good Feeling Good (Invictus Records)
  • 1977: Eloise (ABC)
  • 1980: Eloise Laws (Liberty)
  • 1982: All in Time (Capitol)
  • 2000: The Key (Scepterstein)
  • 2003: Secrets (Scepterstein)

Compilations[edit]

  • 1999: Love Factory: The Invictus Sessions (Castle)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 [database on-line]". United States: The Generations Network. Retrieved 2008-07-20. 
  2. ^ "Eloise Laws Biography". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 10 February 2013.