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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Ta Mara & The Seen - Everybody Dance

Ta Mara and the Seen was a Minneapolis-based R&B group, signed byA&M Records to capitalize on the mid-'80s chart success of "Minneapolis Sound" by acts such asPrince, Vanity 6, Sheila E and The Time. They achieved Top 40 success with this single, which peaked at #24 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in early 1986.

Lead singer Ta Mara was born in Kenitra, Morocco and lived there as a child before moving to Minneapolis with her family at the age of seven.

Other members of the group includedbassist Keith Woodson, guitarist Oliver Leiber (son of the famed songwriter Jerry Leiber), keyboardist Gina Fellicetta, and drummer Jamie Chez. A 1988 follow-up album, Blueberry Gossip, failed to catch on and the group disbanded in 1989. Their albums are no longer in print.

Taken from the original 12" single on A&M 12149
Everybody Dance (Original 12" Version) - 5:42
Song charted on October 26, 1985. Spent 11 weeks on the chart and reached #9

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow! I haven't heard this in years - brilliant! Thanks for posting it!