Madame X

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Combining funk, soul, opera, jazz, fashion, and art may seem like an impossible task, but the cutting edge group of the late 1980’s, Madame X did just that and more with seamless finesse. With members Iris Parker, Valerie Victoria, and Alisa Randolph, Madame X exploded on the scene in 1987 with their minimalist yet complex styled hit “Just That Type of Girl”, the first single released off their self titled album “Madame X”.
The music was produced by Bernadette Copper from the all female group Klymaxx. There were a few writer collaborators including John Bokowski and Cornelius Mimms. In addition, much input was given by engineer and record producer Gerry Brown. The first single “Just That Type of Girl had much critical acclaim winning the Most Innovative Song of the Year BMI Award. Part of Cooper’s deal with Atlantic Records included soundtrack recordings, two of which featured Madame X, “Action Jackson” and “Fatal Beauty”.
Madame X had a limited touring schedule, mostly making appearances during their initial promotional tour. The group made several appearances as guest artists and presenters on The BET Awards, The Soul Train Awards and The American Music Awards. They also appeared on the television show SoulTrain, performing their hit song “Just That Type of Girl and “I’m Weak. They also appeared on Show Time at The Apollo hosted by Bill Cosby.

Songs from the Madame X album were heavily sampled most notably on Michael Jackson’s hit, “Keep It In The Closet”.

The Madame X CD recordings are rare and cult collected worldwide.
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Albums

781 774-1 Madame X - Madame X album art Madame X Madame X (Album) Atlantic 781 774-1 Europe 1987 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

7-89216 Madame X - Just That Type Of Girl album art Madame X Just That Type Of Girl (Single) Atlantic 7-89216 US 1987 Sell This Version
7-89149 Madame X - I Want Your Body album art Madame X I Want Your Body (Single) Atlantic 7-89149 US 1987 Sell This Version
0-86638 Madame X - Criminal / Just That Type Of Girl album art Shannon / Madame X Shannon / Madame X - Criminal / Just That Type Of Girl (Single) Atlantic 0-86638 US 1987 Sell This Version
DMD 1138 Madame X - Action Jackson album art Madame X Action Jackson (Single) Lorimar Records, Atlantic DMD 1138 US 1988 Sell This Version

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none Madame X - Just That Type Of Girl album art Madame X Just That Type Of Girl(VHS, Promo, PAL) WEA none UK 1987 Sell This Version

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muzikpls

muzikpls

December 8, 2009
Rest In Peace, Alisa Randolph. Girl, you sure could sang !!!!!! Loved you on, "Weak For You". As well, as your solo album.

Kevin
jnnormaniii

jnnormaniii

April 9, 2004
Madame X = Klymaxx
Klymaxx was one of 80's electro-funk's most sassy female group. Several top 40 hits.
When Klymax broke up Bernadette Cooper (Annie Yet Your Gun) formed Madame x(1987??) The group was awesome and every song was filled with attitude galore. Great dance tracks.....Just that Type of Girl, Flirt, I want Your Body, Madame X, and a really cool post modern slow jam,Cherries In the Snow.Unfortunately the fgroup fell apart due to poor management. Madame X, Madame X 1987 is a killer cd that is a rare find. Once in a while I see this album on Ebay selling for over $100.00. So if you find this cd, tape or album (black cover with Madame X written in red) enjoy it!

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