Linda Clifford

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Linda Clifford (born June 14, 1948, Brooklyn, New York, USA) is an American R&B, disco and house music singer and actress.

She is a former Miss New York State and fronted a jazz band before moving to R&B. After winning her title, Clifford worked as an actress, playing minor roles in films. She recorded some singles at Paramount Records before signing with Curtom. She released 9 albums between 1977 and 1985, among them a whole duet album with her producer Curtis Mayfield. Her breakthrough single was her cover version of the 1966 Broadway tune "If My Friends Could See Me Now", a hit for Shirley MacLaine in the late 1960s. Other highlights from her career include the one-vinyl side long cover version of Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water", her cover of Rod Stewart's "Tonight's The Night", "Runaway Love", "Red Light" (from the "Fame" soundtrack), "Shoot Your Best Shot" "Don't Come Crying To Me" and the original 1982 version of "All The Man That I Need", a hit later for Sister Sledge, Whitney Houston and Luther Vandross. She is considered a legendary diva by the newer house music generation and she is often a guest on modern house records like Ralphi Rosario's "Wanna Give It Up" and Akabu's "Ride The Storm".

In 2015, Clifford formed the First Ladies of Disco originally with Martha Wash and Evelyn King. Clifford released two singles with the group: "Show Some Love" (2015) and "Don't Stop Me Now" (2019).
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Albums

CU 5016 Linda Clifford - Linda album art Linda Clifford Linda (Album) Curtom CU 5016 US 1977 Sell This Version
P-10564W Linda Clifford - If My Friends Could See Me Now album art Linda Clifford If My Friends Could See Me Now (Album) Curtom P-10564W Japan 1978 Sell This Version
RS-1-3067, 2394 246 Linda Clifford - Here's My Love album art Linda Clifford Here's My Love (Album) RSO, Curtom RS-1-3067, 2394 246 US 1979 Sell This Version
2394 229 Linda Clifford - Let Me Be Your Woman album art Linda Clifford Let Me Be Your Woman (Album) Curtom, RSO, Curtom, RSO 2394 229 Scandinavia 1979 Sell This Version
2394.269 Linda Clifford - The Right Combination album art Linda Clifford / Curtis Mayfield Linda Clifford / Curtis Mayfield - The Right Combination (Album) RSO, RSO 2394.269 Scandinavia 1980 Sell This Version
RS - 1 - 3087 Linda Clifford - I'm Yours album art Linda Clifford I'm Yours (Album) RSO, RSO RS - 1 - 3087 US 1980 Sell This Version
ECS-81476 Linda Clifford - I'll Keep On Loving  You album art Linda Clifford I'll Keep On Loving You (Album) Capitol Records ECS-81476 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
RA-10000 Linda Clifford - Sneakin' Out album art Linda Clifford Sneakin' Out (Album) Red Label (2) RA-10000 US 1984 Sell This Version
4XT-73104 Linda Clifford - My Heart's On Fire album art Linda Clifford My Heart's On Fire (Album) Red Label (2), Red Label (2) 4XT-73104 US 1985 Sell This Version
10024359 Linda Clifford - Going Back To My Roots album art Housemaxx, DD2 Feat. Linda Clifford Housemaxx, DD2 Feat. Linda Clifford - Going Back To My Roots(12xFile, WAV) Sounds United 10024359 Germany 2011

Singles & EPs

PD-14159, 2066 288 Linda Clifford - Love Is Not The Question album art Linda Clifford Love Is Not The Question(7", Single, Mono, Promo) Polydor, Polydor PD-14159, 2066 288 US 1972 Sell This Version
PAA-0269 Linda Clifford - (It's Gonna Be) A Long Long Winter album art Linda Clifford (It's Gonna Be) A Long Long Winter (Single) Paramount Records PAA-0269 US 1973 Sell This Version
PAA-0301 Linda Clifford - After Loving You album art Linda Clifford After Loving You (Single) Paramount Records PAA-0301 US 1974 Sell This Version
GMA 102 Linda Clifford - Turn The Key Softly album art Linda Clifford Turn The Key Softly (Single) Gemigo Records GMA 102 US 1974 Sell This Version
CMS 0133 Linda Clifford - From Now On / You Can Do It album art Linda Clifford From Now On / You Can Do It (Single) Curtom CMS 0133 US 1977 Sell This Version
17 160 Linda Clifford - You Are, You Are album art Linda Clifford You Are, You Are (Single) Warner Bros. Records 17 160 France 1978 Sell This Version
DISCO PRO-A-709 Linda Clifford - If My Friends Could See Me Now album art Linda Clifford If My Friends Could See Me Now (Single) Curtom DISCO PRO-A-709 US 1978 Sell This Version
PRO-A-731 Linda Clifford - Runaway Love (Edit) / Broadway Gypsy Lady album art Linda Clifford Runaway Love (Edit) / Broadway Gypsy Lady (Single, Maxi) Curtom PRO-A-731 US 1978 Sell This Version
K 17163, CMS 6897 Linda Clifford - If My Friends Could See Me Now / Runaway Love album art Linda Clifford If My Friends Could See Me Now / Runaway Love (Single) Curtom, Curtom K 17163, CMS 6897 UK 1978 Sell This Version
2090 414 Linda Clifford - Repossessed  album art Linda Clifford Repossessed RSO 2090 414 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
RS 941, 2090 378 Linda Clifford - Between You Baby And Me album art Curtis Mayfield And Linda Clifford Curtis Mayfield And Linda Clifford - Between You Baby And Me (Single) RSO, RSO RS 941, 2090 378 US 1979 Sell This Version
RS 937, 2090 375 Linda Clifford - Sweet Melodies album art Linda Clifford Sweet Melodies (Single) RSO RS 937, 2090 375 US 1979 Sell This Version
RPO 1018 Linda Clifford - Linda Clifford Special 12" album art Linda Clifford Linda Clifford Special 12" RSO, Curtom RPO 1018 US 1979 Sell This Version
RS 1012, 2090 398 Linda Clifford - I Just Wanna Wanna album art Linda Clifford I Just Wanna Wanna (Single) RSO, RSO RS 1012, 2090 398 US 1979 Sell This Version
RS 921, 2090 345 Linda Clifford - Bridge Over Troubled Water album art Linda Clifford Bridge Over Troubled Water (Single, Maxi) RSO, RSO RS 921, 2090 345 US 1979 Sell This Version