Linda Clifford

Linda Clifford

Profile:
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 Paramount Records, she was signed at 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 of the 1966 Broadway tune "If My Friends Could 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 on modern house records like Ralphi Rosario's "Wanna Give It Up" and Akabu's "Ride The Storm".
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Linda Clifford Discography

Albums

CU 5016 Linda Clifford Linda(LP, Album) Curtom CU 5016 US 1977 Sell This Version
23(1831)00072 Linda Clifford If My Friends Could See Me Now (Album) Curtom 23(1831)00072 Colombia 1978 Sell This Version
RS-1-3067 Linda Clifford Here's My Love (Album) RSO, Curtom RS-1-3067 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
2394 229 Linda Clifford Let Me Be Your Woman (Album) Curtom, RSO 2394 229 Scandinavia 1979 Sell This Version
2394.269 Linda Clifford / Curtis Mayfield Linda Clifford / Curtis Mayfield - The Right Combination (Album) RSO 2394.269 Scandinavia 1980 Sell This Version
2394 281 Linda Clifford I'm Yours (Album) RSO 2394 281 UK 1980 Sell This Version
1A 064-400070 Linda Clifford I'll Keep On Loving You (Album) Capitol Records 1A 064-400070 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
RA-10000 Linda Clifford Sneakin' Out (Album) Red Label (2) RA-10000 US 1984 Sell This Version
4XT-73104 Linda Clifford My Heart's On Fire (Album) Red Label (2), Red Label (2) 4XT-73104 US 1985 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PD-14159, 2066 288 Linda Clifford Love Is Not The Question(7", Single, Mono, Promo) Polydor, Polydor PD-14159, 2066 288 US 1972 Sell This Version
PAA-0269 Linda Clifford (It's Gonna Be) A Long Long Winter (Single) Paramount Records PAA-0269 US 1973 Sell This Version
PAA-0301 Linda Clifford After Loving You (Single) Paramount Records PAA-0301 US 1974 Sell This Version
GMA 102 Linda Clifford Turn The Key Softly (Single) Gemigo Records GMA 102 US 1974 Sell This Version
CMS 0133 Linda Clifford From Now On / You Can Do It (Single) Curtom CMS 0133 US 1977 Sell This Version
PRO-A-731 Linda Clifford Runaway Love (Edit) / Broadway Gypsy Lady (Maxi) Curtom PRO-A-731 US 1978 Sell This Version
K 17163 Linda Clifford If My Friends Could See Me Now (Single) Curtom K 17163 UK 1978 Sell This Version
17 160 Linda Clifford You Are, You Are(7", Single) Warner Bros. Music 17 160 France 1978 Sell This Version
RS 941 Curtis Mayfield And Linda Clifford Curtis Mayfield And Linda Clifford - Between You Baby And Me (Single) RSO, RSO RS 941 US 1979 Sell This Version
2090 353 Linda Clifford Don't Give It Up / Sweet Melodies (Single) RSO 2090 353 Scandinavia 1979 Sell This Version
2090375 Linda Clifford Sweet Melodies (Single) RSO 2090375 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
RS 1012 Linda Clifford I Just Wanna Wanna (Single) RSO, RSO RS 1012 US 1979 Sell This Version
20 90 345 Linda Clifford Bridge Over Troubled Water (Single, Maxi) RSO 20 90 345 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
2090 414 Linda Clifford Repossessed (7") RSO 2090 414 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
20 90 414 Linda Clifford Repossessed (7") RSO 20 90 414 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
RPO 1018 Linda Clifford Linda Clifford Special 12"(12", Promo) RSO, Curtom RPO 1018 US 1979 Sell This Version