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La Velle

La Velle   (USA)

EuroDance member
Added : 17/06/2010
5519
04/02/2016


Winter Mind
Hooked, Liberty
Brand New Start
Straight Singin’ – Tribute to Nat King cole
Playgirl
Right Now
Rastafaris
Can't Stop The Boogie
It's A Shame
The Future
76 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997

Latest La Velle news

08/02/2016 : Gospel jazz diva La Velle, who did vocals for eurodance project B-one (and maybe also for Miranda) died on February 4th (thanks to Gabriel).

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La Velle albums

Winter Mind Winter Mind 1977
Hooked, Liberty Hooked, Liberty 1978
Brand New Start Brand New Start 1981
Straight Singin’ – Tribute to Nat King cole Straight Singin’ – Tribute to Nat King cole 1990

 

La Velle singles

Playgirl Playgirl 1979  
Right Now Right Now 1979  
Rastafaris Rastafaris 1981  

 

Featurings and collaborations

Can't Stop The Boogie B-one - Can't Stop The Boogie 14th Dec 1995  
It's A Shame B-one - It's A Shame 20th Jun 1996  
The Future B-one - The Future 10th Feb 1997  

 



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La Velle biography

American jazz and gospel singer Lavelle McKinnie Duggan was born in Kankakee, near Chicago, in a musicians family. Her father was played the guitar in Nat King Cole's band, and her mother was a dancer and singer in the Cotton Club. Lavelle already sung gospel in choirs at the tender age of 3. As she was only 5, she started studying the piano. She entered Chicago's national Conservatory at the age of 11, being the youngest student. She did brilliant musical studies, earning many awards. She sung Haendel's Messiah as she was only 14. She continued her studies at the prestigious Julliard School of Music de New York.

After a carreer of lyric singer, she progressively went back to jazz and gospel. She apeared in the musical Hello Dolly in Broadway. She then toured across America, singing ryhthm and blues with the greatest names in soul music such as Ray Charles or Sammy Davis Jr. She also contributed to great jazz bands of Lionel Hampton, Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson and Quincy Jones.

In 1977, she moved to France, releasing her first album Winter’s Mind. She then released a disco single entitled Playgirl in 1979, followed by a second LP entitled Brand New Start.

In 1989, she did background vocals for Ray Charles & Dee Dee Bridgewater. The following year, she recorded and produced the album Straight Singin’ - Tribute to Nat King Cole. Apart form her own concert and tours, she ran singing masterclasses, sharing her passion and contributing to the creation of many gospel choirs in France. In 1992, she was awarded the decoration of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.

During the 90s, she was the female vocalist of the B-one project. She probably also did all vocals for Miranda. She also sung for some TV ads.

She then left France to settle in Saint-Cergue (Switzerland). She leads a gospel choir in Geneva, but also keeps on running masterclasses and touring in France.

La Velle biography was last updated Sat, January 13th 2018



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