teena marie, ivory queen of soul

Got a text from my cousin last night–so surprised to hear of  Teena Marie’s death. Fire & Ice, Square Biz, and Portuguese Love are my favorites of hers. She was gifted with a remarkably soulful voice–a beautiful range laced with emotion. Hers is a voice I’ve missed hearing on the air waves–thank goodness for iTunes. She’s not silenced forever.