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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Albums

6147GL Seduction — Val Young Val Young Seduction (Album) Gordy 6147GL US 1985 Sell This Version
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AMH-53314 Private Conversations — Val Young Val Young Private Conversations (Album) Amherst Records AMH-53314 US 1987 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

1795 GF Mind Games — Val Young Val Young Mind Games (Single) Gordy 1795 GF US 1985 Sell This Version
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1812 GF Seduction — Val Young Val Young Seduction (Single, Maxi) Gordy 1812 GF US 1985 Sell This Version
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ZB 40577 If You Should Ever Be Lonely — Val Young Val Young If You Should Ever Be Lonely (Single) Gordy ZB 40577 UK & Europe 1985 Sell This Version
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MS-8610 Seduction / If You Should Ever Be Lonely — Val Young Val Young Seduction / If You Should Ever Be Lonely(12") Gordy MS-8610 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
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AM 316 Don't Make Me Wait — Val Young Val Young Don't Make Me Wait (Single) Amherst Records AM 316 US 1987 Sell This Version
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AM-312 Private Conversations — Val Young Val Young Private Conversations (Single) Amherst Records, Amherst Records AM-312 US 1987 Sell This Version
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INT5P-6093 To Live & Die In LA. — Val Young 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
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DPRO 81284, 08724 81284 27 Thicker Than Water — Val Young MC Eiht Featuring Val* MC Eiht Featuring Val* - Thicker Than Water(CD, Single, Promo) Hoo Bangin' Records, Priority Records, Hoo Bangin' Records, Priority Records DPRO 81284, 08724 81284 27 US 1999 Sell This Version
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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