Linda Clifford

Linda Clifford

Profile:
Soul - disco - house singer

Born on 14.06.1948 in Brooklyn, New York.
Former Miss New York State.
She started as a jazz singer and actress but soon moved to soul.
After some singles at Paramount Records, she was signed at Curtom.
She released 9 albums between 1977 - 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 60's.
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".
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Linda Clifford Discography

Albums

CU 5016 Linda Clifford Linda(LP, Album) Curtom CU 5016 US 1977 Sell This Version
Linda Clifford If My Friends Could See Me Now (Album) Curtom Colombia 1978 Sell This Version
Linda Clifford Here's My Love (Album) RSO, Curtom Canada 1979 Sell This Version
Linda Clifford Let Me Be Your Woman (Album) Curtom, RSO Scandinavia 1979 Sell This Version
Linda Clifford / Curtis Mayfield Linda Clifford / Curtis Mayfield - The Right Combination (Album) RSO Scandinavia 1980 Sell This Version
Linda Clifford I'm Yours (Album) RSO UK 1980 Sell This Version
MI 4120 Irene Cara / Linda Clifford Irene Cara / Linda Clifford - Fame The Digest Sample For Record Shop(LP, Album, Smplr, S/Edition) RSO MI 4120 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
Linda Clifford I'll Keep On Loving You (Album) Capitol Records Europe 1982 Sell This Version
Linda Clifford Sneakin' Out (Album) Red Label (2) US 1984 Sell This Version
Linda Clifford My Heart's On Fire (Album) Red Label (2), Red Label (2) US 1985 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PD-14159, 2066 288 Linda Clifford Love Is Not The Question(7", Single, Mono, Promo) Polydor, Polydor PD-14159, 2066 288 US 1972 Sell This Version
Linda Clifford (It's Gonna Be) A Long Long Winter (Single) Paramount Records US 1973 Sell This Version
Linda Clifford After Loving You (Single) Paramount Records US 1974 Sell This Version
Linda Clifford Turn The Key Softly (Single) Gemigo Records US 1974 Sell This Version
Linda Clifford From Now On / You Can Do It (Single) Curtom US 1977 Sell This Version
Linda Clifford Runaway Love (Edit) / Broadway Gypsy Lady (Maxi) Curtom US 1978 Sell This Version
Linda Clifford If My Friends Could See Me Now / Runaway Love (Single) Curtom UK 1978 Sell This Version
Linda Clifford If My Friends Could See Me Now (Single) Curtom US 1978 Sell This Version
17 160 Linda Clifford You Are, You Are(7", Single) Warner Bros. Music 17 160 France 1978 Sell This Version
16.082 Linda Clifford If My Friends Could See Me Now / You Are, You Are(7") Warner Bros. Records 16.082 Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
Linda Clifford Repossessed RSO Italy 1979 Sell This Version
Curtis Mayfield And Linda Clifford Curtis Mayfield And Linda Clifford - Between You Baby And Me (Single) RSO, RSO US 1979 Sell This Version
Linda Clifford Don't Give It Up / Sweet Melodies (Single) RSO Scandinavia 1979 Sell This Version
Linda Clifford Sweet Melodies (Single) RSO Spain 1979 Sell This Version
Linda Clifford I Just Wanna Wanna (Single) RSO, RSO US 1979 Sell This Version