Tata Vega

Tata Vega

Real Name:
Táta Carmen-Rosa Vega
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Táta Vega (born Carmen Rosa Vega on October 7, 1951, in Jamaica Queens,Long Island,New York) is a vocalist whose career spans theater, film, and a variety of musical genres.
She began her professional singing career in 1969 in California as a cast member in the Los Angeles production of the musical Hair. She then joined the group Pollution, led by Dobie Gray (who also was appearing in Hair), and then became a member of the group Earthquire, which released an album in 1973 on Motown's Natural Resources label.

With Motown, Táta released four solo albums on the Tamla label: Full Speed Ahead (1976), Totally Táta (1977), Try My Love (1978), and Givin' All My Love (1981). These albums feature a diverse range of genres, including classic Motown soul, country or southern soul, disco, jazz, funk, country, Latin, doo-wop, and gospel.

She has had an active career as a back-up singer,and soloist, working with Stevie Wonder, Andraé Crouch, Lou Rawls, Chaka Kahn, Patti LaBelle, Michael Jackson, and Madonna. She also worked in film, performing the voice of Shug Avery in The Color Purple; And is featured on four songs on the 1986 soundtrack album, one of which, Miss Celie's Blues (Sister), was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Song category.

In 1998, she signed with Quincy Jones’s Quest Records and released a gospel album, Now I See. Vega is also known for her song SEASONS, which is a cover of a song by Japanese superstar Ayumi Hamasaki.
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Tata Vega Discography

Albums

Tata Vega Full Speed Ahead (Album) Tamla UK 1976 Sell This Version
Tata Vega Totally Tata (Album) Tamla US 1977 Sell This Version
Tata Vega Try My Love (Album) Tamla Canada 1978 Sell This Version
Tata Vega Givin' All My Love (Album) Tamla US 1980 Sell This Version
Tata Vega Time's So Right (Album) Royal Music UK 1988 Sell This Version
9 46609-2 Táta Vega* Now I See(CD, Album, Promo) Qwest Records 9 46609-2 US 1998 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Tata Vega Full Speed Ahead (Single) Tamla US 1976 Sell This Version
Táta Vega* You'll Never Rock Alone / Just When Things Are Getting Good (Single) Motown UK 1976 Sell This Version
The Originals / Tata Vega The Originals / Tata Vega - Down To Love Town / Full Speed Ahead Motown Italy 1976 Sell This Version
Táta Vega* Try Love From The Inside Motown UK 1976 Sell This Version
3C 006-99184 Tata Vega You'll Never Rock Alone(7", Single) Motown 3C 006-99184 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
PSLP 224 21st Creation / Tata Vega 21st Creation / Tata Vega - Tailgate / You'll Never Rock Alone(12", Promo) Motown PSLP 224 UK 1977 Sell This Version
Tata Vega I Need You Now / In The Morning (Single) Tamla Canada 1978 Sell This Version
Tata Vega Get It Up For Love / I Just Keep Thinking About You Baby (Single) Motown US 1978 Sell This Version
Tata Vega I Just Keep Thinking About You Baby / In The Morning (Single) Motown Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
Táta Vega* If Love Must Go (Single) Motown UK 1979 Sell This Version
Bonnie Pointer / Tata Vega Bonnie Pointer / Tata Vega - Heaven Must Have Sent You / I Just Keep Thinking About You Baby (Single) Motown France 1979 Sell This Version
Tata Vega You Keep Me Hangin' On (Single) Motown, Vogue US 1980 Sell This Version
Tata Vega Love Your Neighbor / There's Love In The World (Single) Motown UK 1981 Sell This Version
Lou Rawls Featuring Tata Vega Lou Rawls Featuring Tata Vega - Learn To Love Again (Single) Epic US 1985 Sell This Version
Tata Vega Miss Celie's Blues (Sister) (Single) Qwest Records, Qwest Records UK 1986 Sell This Version
PRO-A-2468 Tata Vega, Jacquelyn Farris* And Members Of The Christ Memorial Church Of God In Christ Choir* Tata Vega, Jacquelyn Farris* And Members Of The Christ Memorial Church Of God In Christ Choir* - Maybe God Is Tryin' To Tell You Somethin'(12", Single, Promo) Qwest Records PRO-A-2468 US 1986 Sell This Version
WS 129 Tata Vega Never Let Die(7") Royal Music WS 129 UK 1988 Sell This Version
none Tata Vega Through The Wall(12", TP) Not On Label none US 1989 Sell This Version
07863 62035-1 Arthur Baker And The Backbeat Disciples featuring Leee John & Tata Vega Arthur Baker And The Backbeat Disciples featuring Leee John & Tata Vega - Let There Be Love(12") RCA 07863 62035-1 US 1991 Sell This Version