Martha High

Vrai nom:
Martha Harvin
Profil:
Born in Victoria, Virginia, Martha Harvin was a long time vocalist with James Brown who has toured with Lyn Collins, Vicki Anderson, and Marva Whitney as a member of the Original Funky Divas. She began her career in Washington, D.C. and attended the same High School as several other of the Soul fraternity including the Four Jewels and Margie Clarke. She was discovered by The Godfather of Soul, James Brown, at the age of 18 in the mid-1960s while singing with The Four Jewels at the world famous Apollo Theater in New York. They later become The Jewels after Mr. Brown invited them to join him on the road with the James Brown Revue. After the Four Jewels disbanded in the sixties, Martha Harvin was later renamed Martha High by Mr. Brown who also crowned her The Goddess of Soul. She performed with Mr. Brown for 32 years and has the distinction of having worked with him longer than any other singer.

When Martha High sang the high note during the intro of James Brown’s The Payback, she wrote her name indelibly into the pages of Funk and Soul history, much like Merry Clayton's cry “It’s just a shot away!” on the Rolling Stones’ song, Gimme Shelter, wrote her name into the pages of Rock and Roll history. She left James Brown's entourage in 1995 to tour with Maceo Parker.

Amid her success with Mr. Brown, she has joined other legendary artists on stage including Michael Jackson, Bo Diddley, and BB King. She was featured in The Blues Brothers film and the television series, New York Undercover. She performed for audiences around the world in addition to giving special guest performances on over 50 television series featuring world renown hosts like Johnny Carson, Don Cornelius (Soul Train), Jay Leno, David Letterman, Arsenio Hall, Jerry Springer, and Jonathan Ross.

After working with Maceo Parker and his band for 16 years, she has become a highly sought-after performer and currently enjoys a successful solo career. She’s also one of the best live performers in the business and has taken the stage at the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Indianapolis Jazz Festival, and many other live events throughout the U.S., Europe and Japan.

Today, Martha High is an internationally acclaimed performer, author, vocal instructor, radio talk show host, and artist.
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Albums

SA-8526 Martha High - Martha High illustration d'album Martha High Martha High (Album) Salsoul Records SA-8526 US 1979 Vendre cette version
5978012 Martha High - Live At Quai Du Blues illustration d'album Martha High Live At Quai Du Blues(CD, dig) Austerlitz Music 5978012 France 2003 Vendre cette version
MAF004 Martha High - W.O.M.A.N. illustration d'album Martha High With Shaolin Temple Defenders Martha High With Shaolin Temple Defenders - W.O.M.A.N. (Album) Soulbeats Records MAF004 France 2008 Vendre cette version
DCMP90101 Martha High - It's High Time illustration d'album Martha High It's High Time(CD, Album, dig) Diaspora Connections, Inc. DCMP90101 US 2009 Vendre cette version
FSRLP096 Martha High - Soul Overdue illustration d'album Martha High & Speedometer (2) Martha High & Speedometer (2) - Soul Overdue (Album) Freestyle Records (2) FSRLP096 UK 2012 Vendre cette version
BF01002 CD PROMO, BF01002 CD Martha High - Singing For The Good Times illustration d'album Martha High Singing For The Good Times (Album) Blind Faith Records (2) BF01002 CD PROMO, BF01002 CD UK & Europe 2016 Vendre cette version
RKX067JP Martha High - Tribute To My Soul Sisters illustration d'album Martha High Tribute To My Soul Sisters (Album) Record Kicks RKX067JP Japan 2017 Vendre cette version
BFR CD 0106 Martha High - Nothing's Going Wrong illustration d'album Martha High & The Italian Royal Family Martha High & The Italian Royal Family - Nothing's Going Wrong (Album) Blind Faith Records (2) BFR CD 0106 Italy 2019 Vendre cette version
none Martha High - Untitled illustration d'album Martha High & The Soul Cookers (2) Martha High & The Soul Cookers (2) - Untitled(CDr, Album, Car) Not On Label (Martha High Self-released) none France Unknown Vendre cette version

Singles & EPs

PE 611 Martha High - Georgy Girl illustration d'album Martha High Georgy Girl (Single) People (8) PE 611 US 1972 Vendre cette version
PD 14433 Martha High - Take Me Higher And Groove Me / Summertime illustration d'album Martha* And James* Martha* And James* - Take Me Higher And Groove Me / Summertime (Single) Polydor PD 14433 US 1977 Vendre cette version
SG 306 Martha High - He's My Ding Dong Man illustration d'album Martha High He's My Ding Dong Man (Single) Salsoul Records SG 306 US 1979 Vendre cette version
SG 317 Martha High - Showdown / He's My Ding Dong Man illustration d'album Martha High Showdown / He's My Ding Dong Man (Single) Salsoul Records SG 317 US 1979 Vendre cette version
600128 Martha High - Oh Boy illustration d'album Martha High Oh Boy(7", Single) Johnny 600128 Austria 1987 Vendre cette version
none Martha High - The Big Payback illustration d'album Martha High The Big Payback(CD, Single) Diaspora Connections none US 2007 Vendre cette version
FSR7074 Martha High - I'd Rather Go Blind / No More Heartaches illustration d'album Martha High & Speedometer (2) Martha High & Speedometer (2) - I'd Rather Go Blind / No More Heartaches (Single) Freestyle Records (2) FSR7074 UK 2012 Vendre cette version
EF-67 Martha High - We Are One illustration d'album Martha High & DJ Toner Martha High & DJ Toner - We Are One(7", Single) Enlace Funk EF-67 Spain 2017 Vendre cette version
RK45 069 Martha High - A Little Taste Of Soul / Unwind Yourself illustration d'album Martha High A Little Taste Of Soul / Unwind Yourself(7", Single, Ltd) Record Kicks RK45 069 Italy 2017 Vendre cette version