|Born||23 August 1942|
|Labels||Capitol Records, Chisa Records, Fantasy Records, A&M Records|
Born and raised in Soweto, South Africa, she has been active as a singer since the 1960s. While still a teenager she toured with the musical King Kong, — but left for the United States in 1965 due to Apartheid.
On screen, her singing can also be heard in Roots, The Color Purple (1985), and the 1973 film A Warm December, and she was a guest on a Season 6 episode of Soul Train. Mbulu also provided the Swahili chant in Michael Jackson's single, "Liberian Girl". Producer Quincy Jones has said of her: "Mbulu is the roots lady, projecting a sophistication and warmth which stirs hope for attaining pure love, beauty, and unity in the world."
- Letta Mbulu Sings (Capitol, 1967)
- Free Soul (Capitol, 1968)
- Letta (Chisa, 1970)
- Naturally (Fantasy, 1972)
- There's Music in the Air (A&M, 1976)
- Letta (A&M, 1977)
- Letta Mbulu - Gold (A&M, 1978)
- Letta Mbulu - Sweet juju (Morning, 1985)
- The Best of Letta & Caiphus (Columbia, 1996)
- Greatest Hits (Columbia, 1999)
- Letta Mbulu Sings/Free Soul (Stateside, 2005)
- Culani Nami (Sony, 2007)