Born on 27.11.1951 in Miami, Florida.
Married to Bill Purse
Started as a folk musician then turned to jazz and ultimately to disco - soul genre when Barry Gibb spotted her at a club and impressed by her voice he wrote "Ain't Nothing Gonna Keep Me From You" that was to become her first hit single.
Her biggest hit was "Yes, I'm Ready" with KC (4) of the KC & The Sunshine Band.
After three soul disco albums at Casablanca Records she turned to Christian music, releasing two mid 80's albums in this genre at Word Records (2) gaining her sole Grammy nomination in 1986 for Best Female Performance in the gospel category.