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Nona Hendryx


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Mainstream pop/rock

Status:

Forthcoming, The World of Captain Beefheart (with Gary Lucas, 2017)

See also:

Nona Hendryx's site

Wikpedia's entry on Nona Hendryx

Comparisons:

Labelle

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Nona Hendryx first entered the public eye in the band Labelle, whose most notorious hit is the unforgettable "Lady Marmalade (Voulez Vous Coucher Avec Moi Ce Soir?)". She has a powerhouse of a voice.

Recommended first album:

Skin Diver

Recordings:

  • Nona Hendryx (1977)
  • Nona (1983)
  • The Art of Defence (1984)
  • The Heat (1985)
  • Female Trouble (1987)
  • Skin Diver (1989)
  • You Have to Cry Sometime (1992)
  • Transformation: The Best of Nona Hendryx (compilation, 1999)
  • Rough and Tough: Best Of (compilation, 2002)
  • Mutatis Mutandis (2012)
  • The World of Captain Beefheart (with Gary Lucas, 2017)

Skin Diver

Release info:

1989—Private Music, USA—2055-2-P

Availability:

See website for availability

Ecto priority:

Recommended for fans of rock/R&B; others have called this particular album New Age-y because of the use of synthsizers

Group members:

Nona Hendryx—synthesizer, piano, programming, vocals, backing vocals, drum programming

Guest artists:

Peter Baumann—synthesizer, programming, drum programming
Michael Thompson—guitar
B.J. Nelson—backing vocals
Rusty Anderson—guitar
The Carole Lombard Quartet—backing vocals
Devra—piano
Kate McGunnigle—backing vocals
John Pierce—bass guitar
Carole Pope (Rough Trade)—backing vocals
Jerry Steckling—synthesizer, programming, drum programming
Kurt Wortman—percussion
Raymond Jones—piano

Produced by:

Peter Baumann and Nona Hendryx

Comments:

Poor, only one excellent song; computer programmed. (Dirk.Kastens@rz.Uni-Osnabrueck.DE)

Further info:

Has appeared doing vocals on numerous other artists' recordings, including for David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, and Alice Cooper.


Thanks to Dirk Kastens for work on this entry.

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