Ramona Brooks

Real Name:
Ramona L. Brooks
Profile:
Ramona Brooks (Jan. 8, 1951 - June 2, 2014) was a Soul singer and session vocalist. She was a member of Barry Manilow's Lady Flash (2) but she was replaced by Monica Burruss before they recorded their sole album. Before performing with Manilow, Ramona appeared in two off-Broadway productions and a summer stock company of Hair. She made her Broadway debut in 1976, with a part in I Have A Dream, which starred Billy Dee Williams as Martin Luther King, Jr. She later had a leading role in The Magic Show, which starred Doug Henning. In 1978, Ramona recorded her one and only self-titled solo album featuring the single "Skinnydippin." In 1980, she released the 12-inch dance single "I Don't Want You Back," which remains to this day an underground classic.

In recent years, Ramona was battling Cancer and, on June 2, 2014, passed away at Heartland Hospice in Oregon.

Albums

MR-LA909-H Ramona Brooks - Ramona Brooks album art Ramona Brooks Ramona Brooks(LP, Album) Manhattan Records (6) MR-LA909-H US 1978 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MR-XW1052 Ramona Brooks - Skinnydippin / Rhythm Rhapsody album art Ramona Brooks Skinnydippin / Rhythm Rhapsody Manhattan Records (6) MR-XW1052 US 1977 Sell This Version
6079 603 Ramona Brooks - Rhythm Rhapsody album art Ramona Brooks Rhythm Rhapsody(7", Single) Manhattan Records (6), Mercury 6079 603 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
Q2001 Ramona Brooks - I Don't Want You Back album art Ramona Brooks I Don't Want You Back (Single) Q Records (2) Q2001 US 1980 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Ramona Brooks - I Don't Want You Back (FabioLous Remix) album art Ramona Brooks I Don't Want You Back (FabioLous Remix)(File, MP3, 320) Not On Label (FabioLous Barker Self-released) none UK 2019