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    Vicki Sue Robinson

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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Never Gonna Let You Go lyrics
    2Hold Tight lyrics
    3Lack Of Respect lyrics
    4Common Thief lyrics
    5Daylight lyrics
    Vicki Sue Robinson feat. Bobby Womack
    Turn The Beat Around lyrics
    7When You're Lovin' Me lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Never Gonna Let You Go [1976]
    2Half And Half [1978]


    b. 1955, Philadelphia, Pennysylvania, U.S.A.

    d. 27th April, 2000 in Wilton, Connecticut, U.S.A.

    Born in Harlem (or Philadelphia) in 1955, Robinson's birth was the result of a union between a black actor and white folk singer.

    Her professional debut was at the Philadelphia Folk Festival when she was 6.

    Her diverse heritage was also reflected in her wide ranging love of different types of music performers.

    Her favorites included Dinah Washington, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Laura Nyro, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee and Sarah Vaughn.

    As a teenager, Robinson appeared in the Broadway hit, 'Hair', and having been discovered by Robert Stigwood (RSO Records, The Bee Gees) she joined the cast of 'Jesus Christ Superstar'.

    Her varied career include stints as a model, waitress and recording with Japanese artists Sadistic Mica Band and Itsuru Shimoda and working at Ms. Magazine.

    Signed to RCA Records in the mid '70's by producer Warren Schatz, she had four albums on the imprint, 'Never Gonna Let You' (spring 1976), 'Vicki Sue Robinson' (fall 1976), 'Half and Half' (1978) and 'Movin' On' (1979).

    'Turn The Beat Around,' written by Pete and Gerald Jackson (of the group Touch Of Class) reached number 10 Pop on Billboard's Pop chart in summer 1976, earning Robinson a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Female.

    Her other favorites include her cover of Bobby Womack's 'Daylight' and 'Hold Tight.'

    Her movie roles include 'Going Home' with Robert Mitchum in 1971 and 1972's 'To Find A Man with Lloyd Bridges'.

    In between being an in-demand jingles singer, Robinson starred in her own 1999 off-Broadway play, 'Vicki Sue Robinson: Behind The Beat'.

    Her voice could be heard on jingles for brands such as Maybelline, Downey and CoverGirl.

    The play was a continuation of her popular, enticing cabaret show.

    She happily made the TV talk show circuit, inviting everyone to the show and joyously performed her signature song, 'Turn The Beat Around'.

    A strong, vibrant vocalist, Robinson's records were among some of the best produced and arranged '70's disco releases with solid beats built on solid songs.

    Vicki died on the 27th April 2000 after a battle with cancer. She was 46.

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