"I was blessed with the opportunity to sing for Teena Marie and her band back in the late 1980's when they came to perform in Oakland, CA. They asked me to record a demo for them and even talked about me being like her "baby sis". While we never reconnected, I remained a loyal fan. She was a talent that simply cannot be denied. In her honor, I will be presenting a musical tribute to her and performing her music. The following is the information on the even for those in Northern California that may want to attend:
– Carmen Jones,
Berkeley, CA, Jun 21, 2011
"Teena had the remarkable capacity to hit your heart and soul with her voice. She was true, honest and had a genuine appreciation for the R&B community of artists and fans. And though her music could be sensual and sexual, at its core it was spiritual. She was a woman of faith and now she's taken on her wings and flown Home. But for those of us here, thank God that she's left us such an extraordinary repertoire of music that will live on through time as long as there are listeners available to hear it. Thank you, Lady T. It's been a pleasure and a privilege!"
– Monique A. Cline, Fan,
May 10, 2011
"MY LIFE HAVE REVOLVED AROUND TEENA AND HER MUSIC SINCE I CAN REMEMBER. I WAS A CHILD AROUND 7 OR 8 WHWN I FIRST SAW HER ON SOLID GOLD THAT WAS IT FOR ME. I MOVED TO L.A FROM N.Y WHEN I WAS 20 AND THERE I SAW TEENA FOR THE 1ST TIME @ THE STRAND I WILL NEVER FORGET IT. FROM THAT POINT ON IN MY LIFE THERE WAS A CONNECTION BEYOND THE MUSIC BUT A SPIRITUAL CONNECTION I FOUND MY LIGHT WITHIN HER SHE INSPIRED ME TO B E A BETTER PERSON AND SHE TAUGHT ME HOW TO LOVE. MY HIGHER POWER BLESSED ME WITH A FRONT ROW TICKET TO SEE TEENA @ THE ORLEANS HERE IN VEGAS A CPLE YEARS AGO THAT WAS THE LAST TIME I SAW HER LIVE . I GET IT TEENA I GET THIS THING CALLED LIFE YOU INSPIRED ME AND I WILL INSPIRE OTHERS MUCH LOVE FROM YOUR BROTHER FROM THE HEAVENS
I LOVE YOU FOREVER TEENA"
– will, brother from the heavens,
Apr 29, 2011
"You were a part of my family Sadly Missed but Never Forgotten I LOVE YOU TEENA"
– Stephanie Henry, FAITHFUL FAN/SISTER,
Mar 27, 2011
"Today is 5 March. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lady T!!
We remember. We will ALWAYS remember.
Janice A. Eatman, Cleveland, OH"
– Janice A. Eatman, Lifelong Fan,
Mar 05, 2011
"tina marie was a black girl in a wht womens body....she was a bad mama jama lol god bless family"