Lisa (2)

Lisa (2)

Real Name:
Lisa R. Fredenthal-Lee
Profile:
Hailing originally from Detroit and now based in California, Lisa R. Fredenthal-Lee, known merely as 'Lisa' during her musical career, is an international recording artist. Prior to her highly successful solo output, Lisa started her musical career as singer in a group who called themselves ‘The Nubs’*. Primarily known for her Hi-NRG, Synth-pop and Disco style releases, Lisa released her first solo single, "Jump Shout" in 1982. The single (and subsequent singles from her eponymous album) was released via San Francisco’s Moby Dick Records label, where she was label-mates with other successful acts such as Carol JianiBoys Town Gang’. Aided by Lisa’s personal appearances and club promotion, “Jump Shout” quickly gained momentum and became a huge club hit, not just in the US, but also in many other countries. Especially popular was a remix by Bill Motley and Craig Morey that had originally featured on Vol: 4, Programme 13 of the highly influential ‘Disconet’ series of exclusive DJ-only releases. In 1983, the "Lisa" LP was released, with cover art by Lisa and Robert Lee - Robert is Lisa's husband, who also acted as Lisa's road manager for her promotional tours, as well as co-writing some of her best known songs (“Invisible Love”, “Mandatory Love” and “Tempt me”).

Following "Jump Shout" were many successful singles including: "Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart", "Invisible Love" and "Sex Dance". Of special mention is the single "Rocket To Your Heart" which is possibly one of Lisa’s best known and best loved singles. “Rocket…” was notable for being released in a number of countries worldwide due its immense popularity as an import. In fact, "Rocket To Your Heart" made it to number 2 in the American Billboard Dance/Disco top 80 and was a platinum seller in Mexico, a country where Lisa's music was, and still remains, incredibly popular.

Lisa's good friend and musical collaborator is fellow Hi NRG superstar, Paul Parker. Lisa cites both Paul and producer Ian Anthony Stephens as being instrumental factors in the continuation of her music career following the initial successes spawned from her self-titled album. Paul and Ian both co-produced and arranged the singles "Passion" (written by Bobby 'O', formerly a 1982 hit for The Flirts), Holland Dozier Holland’s "Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart" as well as "Tempt me" (partly co-written by Lisa and husband Robert Lee). Paul Parker also wrote and co-produced (with Man Parrish) 1987's "Doin' It". Lisa recently returned the favour by designing the cover for Paul's 2012 release, "Baby, Come & Get It". Paul and Lisa have appeared together in the ever popular ‘revival’ tours of recent times.

Lisa's first and main love is in the creation of her visual artworks. A talented designer and artist, Lisa's main drive is the innate desire to express her creative genius through the production of her individualistic statement pieces. Lisa is also passionate about involving young people in artistic creative processes and to further this, she had her own TV series entitled "Don't Throw That Away!" which has aired across America via PBS stations. This programme earned a WAVE Award in 2009 for video excellence in education access television.

Lisa is a wife, mother, dog lover, working artist and performer who continues to delight those ‘in the know’ with her artworks and of course, her impeccable musical legacy.

*Note: the band ‘The Nubs’ are not the same band who released the 1979 single “I Don't Need You (Cause I Got Me)”. That band was not a 'West Coast' band but hailed from the Philadelphia area.
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Lisa (2) Discography

Albums

Lisa (2) Lisa (Album) Moby Dick Records Mexico 1983 Sell This Version
Lisa (2) Jump Shout (Album) Unidisc Canada 1992 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Lisa (2) Jump Shout (Maxi, Single) Moby Dick Records France 1982 Sell This Version
Lisa (2) / Boys Town Gang Lisa (2) / Boys Town Gang - Jump Shout / Rocket To Your Heart / Disco Kicks Unidisc Canada 1982 Sell This Version
Lisa (2) Rocket To Your Heart / Jump Shout RT Internacional, Moby Dick Records Portugal 1983 Sell This Version
Lisa (2) Rocket To Your Heart (Single, Maxi) Moby Dick Records US 1983 Sell This Version
12MOB-06 Lisa (2) Sex Dance / Mandatory Love(12") Black Sun, Moby Dick Records 12MOB-06 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
Lisa (2) Sex Dance (Maxi) Polydor Portugal 1983 Sell This Version
Lisa (2) Rocket To Your Heart (Maxi, Single) BMC Records UK 1983 Sell This Version
Lisa (2) Mandatory Love (Single) BMC Records Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
Lisa (2) Invisible Love Moby Dick Records US 1984 Sell This Version
Lisa (2) Tempt Me / Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart/Love Suite (Remix) (Maxi) Fantasia Records UK 1985 Sell This Version
Lisa (2) Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart Fantasia Records US 1985 Sell This Version
Rofo / Lisa (2) Rofo / Lisa (2) - Flashlight On A Disco Night / Rocket To Your Heart ARS Records Belgium 1986 Sell This Version
Lisa (2) And The Plain Truth* Lisa (2) And The Plain Truth* - Doin' It (Extended Dance Mix) Dice Records Germany 1987 Sell This Version
Lisa (2) P.A.S.S.I.O.N. / Can't Stop The Feeling Klone Records UK 1993 Sell This Version
TI 70995 Lisa (2), Debbie Jacobs, People Like Us (2), Rofo, Carlos Perez, Kat Mandu Lisa (2), Debbie Jacobs, People Like Us (2), Rofo, Carlos Perez, Kat Mandu - Disco Team Vol. 2(12") Trebol TI 70995 Mexico Unknown Sell This Version
JDC-0120 Lisa (2) Sex Dance(12") JDC Records JDC-0120 Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

HTCD 109-2 Lisa (2) The Best Of / Jump Shout(CD, Comp) Hot Productions, Hot Classics HTCD 109-2 US 1996 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Lisa (2) Rocket To Your Heart(CDr, Promo) Almighty Records none UK 2008 Sell This Version