Val Young

Val Young

Real Name:
Valaria Marie Young
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Val Young (or Lady V as she is sometimes known as) was rumored to have been discovered in the late 1970's by George Clinton when he (allegedly) incorporated her into the Brides Of Funkenstein, one of the many acts in his Funkadelic stable.
These facts, however, are currently under discussion on the basis of contradictory information being brought to light by ex-Funkadelic vocalist Dawn Silva.
Val joined The Gap Band, where she was featured on the funk classic "Oops Upside Your Head". In the same period, she also recorded with Roy Ayers as a background vocalist. Eventually, after five albums with gap band, she attracted the attention of black music trailblazer Rick James. Impressed as much by her striking physical appearance as by her musical talents, James promoted her as the "Black Marilyn Monroe".
He also produced her 1985 hit album "Seduction", which contained two top 30 R & B hits.
"If You Should Ever Be Lonely" was a successful single in 1986, before Val left James's umbrella to start a solo career at Amherst Records.
At Amherst, she released a 12" single entitled "Private Conversations" in 1987.
Val has adopted a low profile since that release, recording background vocals, sporadically, for various rap acts including Warren G, Nate Dogg, Too Short and 2Pac.
Val recently joined a reformed Mary Jane Girls, taking the place of lead singer Joanne McDuffie.
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Val Young Discography

Albums

6147 GL Val Young Seduction (Album) Motown 6147 GL US 1985 Sell This Version
AMH-53314 Val Young Private Conversations (Album) Amherst Records AMH-53314 US 1987 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

1830GF Val Young If You Should Ever Be Lonely (Single) Gordy 1830GF US 1985 Sell This Version
1812GF Val Young Seduction (Single, Maxi) Gordy 1812GF US 1985 Sell This Version
MS-8610 Val Young Seduction / If You Should Ever Be Lonely(12") Gordy MS-8610 USA & Canada 1985 Sell This Version
1795 GF Val Young Mind Games(7", Promo) Gordy 1795 GF US 1985 Sell This Version
AM-312 Val Young Private Conversations Amherst Records AM-312 US 1987 Sell This Version
AM 316 Val Young Don't Make Me Wait (Single) Amherst Records AM 316 US 1987 Sell This Version
INT5P-6093 Makaveli Featuring Val Young Makaveli Featuring Val Young - To Live & Die In LA. (Single) The New And "Untouchable" Death Row Records, Makaveli Records INT5P-6093 Sweden 1996 Sell This Version
DPRO 81284, 08724 81284 27 MC Eiht Featuring Val* MC Eiht Featuring Val* - Thicker Than Water(CD, Promo) Hoo Bangin' Records, Priority Records, Hoo Bangin' Records, Priority Records DPRO 81284, 08724 81284 27 US 1999 Sell This Version
4557GG Dennis Edwards / Val Young Dennis Edwards / Val Young - Don't Look Any Further / If You Should Ever Be Lonely(12", RE) Gordy 4557GG US 2005 Sell This Version
MC 6011 Dennis Edwards / Val Young / Patrice Rushen / Janice McClain Dennis Edwards / Val Young / Patrice Rushen / Janice McClain - Don't Look Any Further / If I Should Be Lonely / Haven't You Heard / Smack Dab In The Middle(12") Master Cuts MC 6011 US Unknown Sell This Version