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

STML 12039 Tata Vega Full Speed Ahead (Album) Tamla STML 12039 UK 1976 Sell This Version
T6-353S1 Tata Vega Totally Tata (Album) Tamla T6-353S1 US 1977 Sell This Version
T7-360R1 Tata Vega Try My Love (Album) Tamla T7-360R1 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
T8-370Ml Tata Vega Givin' All My Love (Album) Tamla T8-370Ml US 1980 Sell This Version
RMLP 037 Tata Vega Time's So Right (Album) Royal Music RMLP 037 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

TMG 1053 Táta Vega* Try Love From The Inside Motown TMG 1053 UK 1976 Sell This Version
TMG 1072 Táta Vega* You'll Never Rock Alone / Just When Things Are Getting Good (Single) Motown TMG 1072 UK 1976 Sell This Version
3C 040 - 70084 The Originals / Tata Vega The Originals / Tata Vega - Down To Love Town / Full Speed Ahead Motown 3C 040 - 70084 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
T 54271 F Tata Vega Full Speed Ahead (Single) Tamla T 54271 F US 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
T 54304F Tata Vega I Need You Now / In The Morning (Single) Tamla T 54304F Canada 1978 Sell This Version
006-63009 Tata Vega I Just Keep Thinking About You Baby / I Need You Now(7", Single) Motown 006-63009 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
T 54299F Tata Vega Get It Up For Love / I Just Keep Thinking About You Baby (Single) Motown T 54299F US 1978 Sell This Version
TMG 1157 Táta Vega* If Love Must Go (Single) Motown TMG 1157 UK 1979 Sell This Version
2C 052-52845 Bonnie Pointer / Tata Vega Bonnie Pointer / Tata Vega - Heaven Must Have Sent You / I Just Keep Thinking About You Baby (Single) Motown 2C 052-52845 France 1979 Sell This Version
100 356-A Tata Vega I Just Keep Thinking About You Baby / In The Morning(7", Single) Motown 100 356-A Spain 1979 Sell This Version
T 54316F Tata Vega You Keep Me Hangin' On (Single) Motown, Vogue T 54316F US 1980 Sell This Version
12TMG 1230 Tata Vega Love Your Neighbor / There's Love In The World(12") Motown 12TMG 1230 UK 1981 Sell This Version
34-05714 Lou Rawls Featuring Tata Vega Lou Rawls Featuring Tata Vega - Learn To Love Again (Single) Epic 34-05714 US 1985 Sell This Version
W8754, 928 754-7 Tata Vega Miss Celie's Blues (Sister) (Single) Qwest Records, Qwest Records W8754, 928 754-7 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