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LINDA CLIFFORD
Soul - disco - house singer

Born on 14.06.1948 in Brooklyn, New York.
Former Miss New York State.
She started as a jazz singer and actress but soon moved to soul.
After some singles at [l=Paramount Records, she was signed at [l=Curtom.
She released 9 albums between 1977 - 1985, among them a whole duet album with her producer Curtis Mayfield.
Her breakthrough single was her cover version on he 1966 Broadway tune "If My Frinds Coulld See Me now", a hit for Shirley MacLaine in the late 60's.
Other highlights from her career include the one-vinyl side long cover version of Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water", her cover of Rod Stewart's "Tonight's The Night", "Runaway Love", "Red Light" (from the "Fame" soundtrack), "Shoot Your Best Shot" "Don't Come Crying To Me" and the original 1982 version of "All The Man That I Need", a hit later for Sister Sledge, Whitney Houston and Luther Vandross.
She is considered a legendary diva by the newer house music generation and she is often a guest at modern house records like Ralphi Rosario's "Wanna Give It Up" and Akabu's "Ride The Storm".
 
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LINDA CLIFFORD 2015 SoulMusic.com Interview
Phone interview conducted July 28, 2015 SoulMusic Hall Of Fame inductee Linda Clifford has been a stalwart of the music scene since the '70s when her sizzling brand of dance music typified by hits like "Runaway Love" and disco-fied versions of "If My Friends Could See Me Now" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water" made her a disco queen. She recently teamed with Martha Wash and Evelyn Champagne King to create the "First Ladies Of Disco" as a touring and recording trio. Sharon Davis spent a most e...
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Linda Clifford - Voice Your Choice With David Nathan
Phone interview recorded May 7, 2013 Unquestionably one of the mainstays of R&B and dance music of the '70s thanks to classics like "Runaway Love" ...
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Linda Clifford 2011 SoulMusic.com Interview
Phone interview conducted July 22, 2011 During the 1970s, disco was king and every female recording artist was vying to be its queen. With hits ...
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Linda Clifford 1978 Video
Runaway Love, 1978...
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Linda Clifford 2003 Interview
While Donna Summer has been acknowledged as one of the ‘queens of disco,’ the ‘70s also brought to prominence a slew of great performers who achieved ...
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