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

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

Singles & EPs

Martha Wash & Izora Armstead Martha Wash & Izora Armstead - Got The Feeling (Maxi) ZYX Records Germany 1987 Sell This Version
Martha Wash Carry On (Single, Maxi) RCA, BMG Records (UK) Ltd. Germany 1992 Sell This Version
Martha Wash Give It To You (Maxi, Single) RCA 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
Martha Wash Runaround (Maxi) RCA, BMG US 1993 Sell This Version
Martha Wash Now That You're Gone (Single) RCA, BMG US 1993 Sell This Version
Martha Wash Runaround + Carry On (The Todd Terry Club Mixes) (Single) RCA, RCA US 1993 Sell This Version
RUN/CARRY 2 Martha Wash Runaround (CD, Single, Promo) RCA RUN/CARRY 2 UK 1993 Sell This Version
Lambda Feat. Martha Wash Lambda Feat. Martha Wash - Hold On Tight (Maxi) Full Ace Music France 1996 Sell This Version
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) UK 1996 Sell This Version
Todd Terry Featuring Martha Wash And Jocelyn Brown Todd Terry Featuring Martha Wash And Jocelyn Brown - Something Goin' On (Single, Maxi) Manifesto, Mercury UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
Martha Wash Feat. Ru Paul* Martha Wash Feat. Ru Paul* - It's Raining Men... The Sequel (Maxi, Single) Logic Records, BMG 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
Martha Wash Catch The Light (Single, Maxi) Logic Records US 1994 Sell This Version
Martha Wash Come (Maxi, Single) Logic Records (UK) Germany 1998 Sell This Version
Small Voices Calling Featuring Martha Wash Small Voices Calling Featuring Martha Wash - Listen To The People (The Remix Collection) (Maxi, Single) Vital Records (3) US 1999 Sell This Version
Martha Wash You Lift Me Up (Maxi) Purple Rose Records US 2004 Sell This Version
MARTHA 01 Martha Wash Let The Spirit(12") Not On Label MARTHA 01 UK 2004 Sell This Version
Todd Terry Featuring Martha Wash & Jocelyn Brown Todd Terry Featuring Martha Wash & Jocelyn Brown - Keep On Jumpin' / Something Goin'On Manifesto 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