Linda Lou McCall

Real Name:
Linda Lou McCall
Profile:
Linda Lou's career spans almost 4 decades, starting as a photography and publicist, and now as a songwriter & music industry consultant specializing in entertainment marketing, street promotion, and artist development. She has worked with veterans like The Delfonics and Con Funk Shun to contemporary artists like MC Hammer and Eminem. While with Con Funk Shun, she designed album covers, created album concepts, served as the production assistant on their albums, and co-wrote songs for the band like "California 1", "Bad Lady", "Honey Wild", "Promise You Love", and "I Think I Found The Answer". She went on to be a VP with rap megastar MC Hammer from 1990 to 1992.

In 1992, Linda Lou formed The Entertainment Qartel, Inc, (EQartel), specializing in music business administration, entertainment marketing and street promotion. She relocated from North Hollywood to Atlanta in 1994 and quickly built up a solid client base with artists like OutKast, Goodie Mob, Notorious B.I.G., Puff Daddy, T.L.C., Jay-Z, Will Smith, Three-6 Mafia, Tupac, Faith Evans, and 112. As a member of the first Interscope Records Street Team, her Atlanta-based Rhyme Scene Unit Street Marketing Task Force was instrumental in the success of the debut albums of Eminem, Mya, and the Black Eyed Peas.

Linda Lou was the wife of Con Funk Shun co-founder & drummer, Louis A. McCall, whom she met while they both worked at Stax Records in the mid 1970's. Louis was killed in a home invasion robbery in 1997. Linda Lou spent the next decade fighting to keep Louis' case from going cold, even persuading the Governor of Georgia to reopen the case in 2003. Her hard work finally paid off - on January 18, 2007, a Dekalb County, GA grand jury indicted a suspect on a felony murder charge. The case went to trial on July 21, 2008. However, due to problems with the state's case, the judge declared a mistrial just hours after the jury began deliberation. Linda Lou asked that the defendant not be retried so that she and her children could get on with their lives.

Linda Lou excepts select consulting projects through her company Exxtra Foxx Music, LLC, the music publishing company that she's owned since 1981. In her spare time, Linda Lou volunteers as a consumer protection activist and lupus awareness advocate. She been a voting member of The Recording Academy ("The Grammy Awards") since 1977. The songs that she wrote for Con Funk Shun continue to be in demand. "Honey Wild", recorded by Con Funk Shun in 1980, was recently sampled for "Kush" by rapper Lil Wayne on his top-selling album, "Tha Carter III", released in June 2008.

Along with partner Ruben L. Harper and her son Louis A. McCall II, she heads up a team of producer/songwriters. She has recently expanded the services of Exxtra Foxx Music to include consulting in song publishing and sample clearances. One of Linda Lou's photographs taken of the legendary R&B trio The Delfonics is included in the Smithsonian Institute's exhibition "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment" at the National Museum of African-American History & Culture, currently in Washington, DC through August 2011, and touring the country until 2012.
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Linda Lou McCall Discography Tracks

Writing & Arrangement

Linda Lou McCall - Crown Prince Of Dance album art Rufus Thomas Rufus Thomas - Crown Prince Of Dance (Album) Stax France 1973 Sell This Version
Linda Lou McCall - Lou Bond album art Lou Bond Lou Bond - Lou Bond (Album) We Produce Records US 1974 Sell This Version
Linda Lou McCall - Loveshine album art Con Funk Shun I Think I Found The Answer (as L. L. McCall) Con Funk Shun - Loveshine (Album) Mercury US 1978 Sell This Version
Linda Lou McCall - Chase Me album art Con Funk Shun I Think I Found The Answer (as L.L. McCall) Con Funk Shun - Chase Me (Single) Mercury UK 1979 Sell This Version
Linda Lou McCall - Touch album art Con Funk Shun Welcome Back To Love (as L. L. McCall) Con Funk Shun - Touch (Album) Mercury Japan 1980 Sell This Version
Linda Lou McCall - Spirit Of Love album art Con Funk Shun Honey Wild (as L. McCall) Con Funk Shun - Spirit Of Love (Album) Mercury US 1980 Sell This Version
76159 Linda Lou McCall - Straight From The Heart album art Con Funk Shun California 1 Con Funk Shun - Straight From The Heart(7") Mercury 76159 US 1981 Sell This Version
Linda Lou McCall - Con Funk Shun 7 album art Con Funk Shun Promise You Love and 2 more… Con Funk Shun - Con Funk Shun 7 (Album) Mercury US 1981 Sell This Version
61 70 075 Linda Lou McCall - Touch album art Con Funk Shun Welcome Back To Love (as L. L. McCall) Con Funk Shun - Touch(7", Single) Mercury 61 70 075 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
Con Funk Shun Hide And Freak and 1 more… Con Funk Shun - To The Max (Album) CNR Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
Linda Lou McCall - The Best Of Con Funk Shun album art Con Funk Shun California 1 Con Funk Shun - The Best Of Con Funk Shun (Comp) Mercury US 1993 Sell This Version
06 02517687547, 0602517687547 Linda Lou McCall - Tha Carter III album art Lil Wayne Kush Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III(CD, Album + CD, EP + Dlx, Sup) Cash Money Records, Universal Motown 06 02517687547, 0602517687547 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
CDMRED428 Linda Lou McCall - Loveshine + Candy album art Con Funk Shun I Think I Found The Answer (as L. L. McCall) Con Funk Shun - Loveshine + Candy(CD, Comp, RE) Cherry Red CDMRED428 UK & Europe 2010 Sell This Version

Production

Linda Lou McCall - Candy album art Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun - Candy (Album) Mercury, Mercury, Phonogram US 1979 Sell This Version
Linda Lou McCall - Spirit Of Love album art Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun - Spirit Of Love (Album) Mercury US 1980 Sell This Version
Linda Lou McCall - Con Funk Shun 7 album art Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun - Con Funk Shun 7 (Album) Mercury US 1981 Sell This Version
Linda Lou McCall - Fever album art Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun - Fever (Album) Mercury US 1983 Sell This Version
Linda Lou McCall - Electric Lady album art Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun - Electric Lady (Album) Mercury, PolyGram Records, Inc. US 1985 Sell This Version

Technical

Linda Lou McCall - Touch album art Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun - Touch (Album) Mercury Japan 1980 Sell This Version
6337 102 Linda Lou McCall - Spirit Of Love album art Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun - Spirit Of Love(LP, Album) Mercury 6337 102 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version

Visual

Linda Lou McCall - Con Funk Shun album art Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun - Con Funk Shun (Album) Mercury US 1976 Sell This Version
Linda Lou McCall - Secrets album art Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun - Secrets (Album) Mercury US 1977 Sell This Version

Acting, Literary & Spoken

Linda Lou McCall - Lou Bond album art Lou Bond Lou Bond - Lou Bond (Album) We Produce Records US 1974 Sell This Version
Linda Lou McCall - Con Funk Shun 7 album art Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun - Con Funk Shun 7 (Album) Mercury US 1981 Sell This Version

Management

Linda Lou McCall - Three album art The Temprees The Temprees - Three (Album) We Produce Records US 1974 Sell This Version