Martha Wash

Martha Wash

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Martha Wash
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The Queen of Clubland. She began her career as a backing vocalist for Sylvester. Later on, she was part of Two Tons O' Fun and later Weather Girls before embarking on a solo career.
In 1990, Italian act Black Box released a record called "Ride On Time" which sampled the vocals of Loleatta Holloway. After the planetary success of the song, Holloway was asked to sing on the follow up single (and eventual album). At that time, Martha did some demo's at the studio, and the producers used her voice for the rest of the album. She was never credited nor paid for her work, thus it was actually stolen material. Later on Martha went to court, got her name credited on the 12" releases and as an outcome got her own album from the record company.
At the same period where the Milli Vanilli scandal was uncovered (1990), Black Box also confessed to using a model in their videos, lipsyncing the vocals of Martha Wash. Going public on the issue, she gained a lot of support and recognition. C + C Music Factory even featured Wash in the now classic 'Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)' (1991).
After a solo album in 1993, Martha Wash came back in the spotlight with Jocelyn Brown on Todd Terry's cover of Musique's 'Keep On Jumpin' (1996).
In 2005, she released her first single in more than five years "You Lift Me Up", this time on her own label Purple Rose Records.

Martha's newest single is "I've Got You", also released on her own indie label, Purple Rose Records.
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Martha Wash Discography

Albums

07863 66052-2 Martha Wash Martha Wash (Album) RCA 07863 66052-2 Australasia 1992 Sell This Version
none Martha Wash Something Good(CD, Album) Purple Rose Records none US 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ZYX 5784 Martha Wash & Izora Armstead Martha Wash & Izora Armstead - Got The Feeling (Maxi) ZYX Records ZYX 5784 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
74321 12545 7 Martha Wash Carry On (Single, Maxi) RCA, BMG Records (UK) Ltd. 74321 12545 7 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
RDJ 62434-2 Martha Wash Give It To You (Maxi, Single) RCA RDJ 62434-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
7432112545 2 Martha Wash / Vegas (8) Martha Wash / Vegas (8) - Carry On (CD, Single, MP) BMG 7432112545 2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
RDAB-62542-1 Martha Wash Runaround (Maxi) RCA, BMG RDAB-62542-1 US 1993 Sell This Version
RDAA-62525-1 Martha Wash Now That You're Gone (Single) RCA, BMG RDAA-62525-1 US 1993 Sell This Version
RUN 1, CARRY 1 Martha Wash Runaround + Carry On (The Todd Terry Club Mixes) (Single) RCA, RCA RUN 1, CARRY 1 US 1993 Sell This Version
RUN/CARRY 2 Martha Wash Runaround (CD, Single, Promo) RCA RUN/CARRY 2 UK 1993 Sell This Version
FAM 30393-1 Lambda Feat. Martha Wash Lambda Feat. Martha Wash - Hold On Tight (Maxi) Full Ace Music FAM 30393-1 France 1996 Sell This Version
FESMC 11, 578 256-4 Todd Terry Feat. Martha Wash & Jocelyn Brown Todd Terry Feat. Martha Wash & Jocelyn Brown - Keep On Jumpin' (Single, Maxi) Logic Records (US), Logic Records (US) FESMC 11, 578 256-4 UK 1996 Sell This Version
574 881-2 Todd Terry Featuring Martha Wash And Jocelyn Brown Todd Terry Featuring Martha Wash And Jocelyn Brown - Something Goin' On (Single, Maxi) Manifesto, Mercury 574 881-2 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
74321 571352 Martha Wash Feat. Ru Paul* Martha Wash Feat. Ru Paul* - It's Raining Men... The Sequel (Maxi, Single) Logic Records, BMG 74321 571352 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
21555412j b Martha Wash, RuPaul Martha Wash, RuPaul - It's Raining Men...The Sequel(7", Jukebox, W/Lbl) Not On Label 21555412j b UK 1997 Sell This Version
542/MW Martha Wash Catch The Light (Single, Maxi) Logic Records 542/MW US 1994 Sell This Version
74321593142 Martha Wash Come (Maxi, Single) Logic Records (UK) 74321593142 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
VR-CD-S-2003 Small Voices Calling Featuring Martha Wash Small Voices Calling Featuring Martha Wash - Listen To The People (The Remix Collection) (Maxi, Single) Vital Records (3) VR-CD-S-2003 US 1999 Sell This Version
PR 0001 Martha Wash You Lift Me Up (Maxi) Purple Rose Records PR 0001 US 2004 Sell This Version
MARTHA 01 Martha Wash Let The Spirit(12") Not On Label MARTHA 01 UK 2004 Sell This Version
9852926 Todd Terry Featuring Martha Wash & Jocelyn Brown Todd Terry Featuring Martha Wash & Jocelyn Brown - Keep On Jumpin' / Something Goin'On Manifesto 9852926 Belgium 2005 Sell This Version
none Tony Moran Ft. Martha Wash Tony Moran Ft. Martha Wash - Keep Your Body Working(CDr, Single, Promo) Dance Music Productions Inc. none US 2007 Sell This Version
003 Martha Wash I've Got You(CD, Single + DVD, Single) Purple Rose Records 003 US 2011 Sell This Version
GNM034 Demarkus Lewis Feat. Martha Wash Demarkus Lewis Feat. Martha Wash - Catch The Light(4xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Grin Music GNM034 US 2016
SSS 005 Martha Wash & Izora Armstead Martha Wash & Izora Armstead - One Sided Love Affair (MW 4)(12") Superstereophonic SSS 005 Italy Unknown Sell This Version