Lani Groves

Real Name:
Lenora Luana Riveroll
Vocalist. Best known for her background vocal work with Stevie Wonder during the 1970s. Stepdaughter of Ervin Groves.
Lani (sometimes billed as Lennie or Lenni Groves) was among the artists signed to GME. Father and daughter recorded together for the A-side of the 1962 GME single "Teenage Party" b/w "Bucket O' Blood," the latter track one of Groves' partly spoken-word songs that some feel constitute early rap efforts.
Lani also recorded under her own name, singing her dad's music and/or backed by the Ervin Groves Trio, including "I Feel Pretty" b/w "You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You" (on her dad's GME label). Her single "Sweet Sixteen" b/w "Fool For a Day" (as Lenni Groves) features both songs written by her dad. Groves' wife Lei and another daughter, Kim, sometimes sang on recordings as well.


GLP-872 Lani Groves - Composer In Paradise album art Ervin Groves Featuring Lani Groves Ervin Groves Featuring Lani Groves - Composer In Paradise(LP, Album) GME GLP-872 US 1970 Sell This Version
9003 Lani Groves - Bringing It Home album art Darlene Love & Lani Groves Darlene Love & Lani Groves - Bringing It Home(CD, Album) Shanachie 9003 US 1992 Sell This Version


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December 19, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
LANI GROVES is also the Leni Groves on the 1967 album: Phil Moore III And The Afro Latin Soultet Introducing Leni Groves ‎– Afro Brazil Oba!

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