Linda Wesley

Real Name:
Linda Jean Wesley
American singer-songwriter (lyricist) and backing vocalist originally from Chicago, Illinois.
Made several releases under her own name & provided backing vocals for numerous other artists, like;
Baltimora, Kano, BB And Band, Claudio Simonetti and Tom Hooker.

Singles & EPs

Linda Wesley - Wild On The Isle album art Linda Wesley Wild On The Isle (Maxi, Single) EMI, EMI Italy 1985 Sell This Version
Linda Wesley - Global Love album art Baltimora With Linda Wesley Baltimora With Linda Wesley - Global Love (Single) EMI Germany 1987 Sell This Version
Linda Wesley - Sirens / What Am I Gonna Do album art Linda Wesley Sirens / What Am I Gonna Do (Single) EMI Italy 1987 Sell This Version
654509 7, EPC 654509 7 Linda Wesley - Calling You album art Linda Wesley Calling You(7", Single) Epic, Epic 654509 7, EPC 654509 7 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
LB3 001 Linda Wesley - Spacer album art Linda Wesley Spacer(12") LB3 Records LB3 001 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
Linda Wesley - Feel The Fire album art Robert DD* Feat. Linda Wesley Robert DD* Feat. Linda Wesley - Feel The Fire Nitelite Records Italy 1999 Sell This Version

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March 18, 2010
Hey, I'm alive and kicking.. Si, sono ancora viva, Cosa voul dire, "Lp dimenticata? Ho cantata da vero, con la mia voce, sempre. Mi sono molto lussingata che mi ricordi ancora, forse ci vediammo una di questi giorni.Con l'invito giusto, vengo subito. Ma i tempi di vacanza son poveri. I'm so glad you remember me,stop hinting that I am in the same category as those who don't really sing.My name is LINDA


October 25, 2009
Linda Wesley is one of those people (like Jeanette "Lady" Day) that lovers of rare club grooves of the 80s have likely heard without having "heard of". And like Ms. Day, we fans (hardcore ones, anyway) never seem to be sure if they are, in fact, an actual person. How can that be? Day had perhaps two documented tracks; Wesley has hundreds of singing and songwriting credits in the wide realm of Italo Disco, and even a few major-label releases under her own name. And yet, we know nothing of her, at least in the United States.

We suppose one can concede that Linda did vocals on both Kasso's "One More Round" (probably the most spun Italo track never to have been released as a single in its original form) and Advance's "Take Me to the Top", even though the former one is in a hazy little girl voice and the the latter is strong and forthright, as well as racially-indeterminate in the fashion of famed backing vocalist Tessa Niles.

The fact that the Italo archetype contains many instances of "frontmen" (see Baltimora) or "frontwomen" (see Valerie Dore) who lip-synch to someone else's vocals, sing some of the vocals themselves or other odd circumstances, leads only to more confusion. Is she an American backing singer with a forgotten album here (buried somewhere), who journeyed to Italy in search of other opportunities (see Fonzi Thornton)? Just like with Jeanette "Lady" Day, someone out there knows who Linda Wesley is, or just knows Linda Wesley. Or IS Linda Wesley, or was her frontwoman, or together as a collective WERE Linda Wesley. Or... Anyway, the world is waiting (parts of it, anyway): Linda, show yourself!

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