Tata Vega

Real Name:
Táta Carmen-Rosa Vega
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Táta Vega (born Carmen Rosa Vega on October 7, 1951, in Jamaica Queens,Long Island,New York) is a vocalist whose career spans theater, film, and a variety of musical genres.
She began her professional singing career in 1969 in California as a cast member in the Los Angeles production of the musical Hair. She then joined the group Pollution, led by Dobie Gray (who also was appearing in Hair), and then became a member of the group Earthquire, which released an album in 1973 on Motown's Natural Resources label.

With Motown, Táta released four solo albums on the Tamla label: Full Speed Ahead (1976), Totally Táta (1977), Try My Love (1978), and Givin' All My Love (1981). These albums feature a diverse range of genres, including classic Motown soul, country or southern soul, disco, jazz, funk, country, Latin, doo-wop, and gospel.

She has had an active career as a back-up singer,and soloist, working with Stevie Wonder, Andraé Crouch, Lou Rawls, Chaka Kahn, Patti LaBelle, Michael Jackson, and Madonna. She also worked in film, performing the voice of Shug Avery in The Color Purple; And is featured on four songs on the 1986 soundtrack album, one of which, Miss Celie's Blues (Sister), was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Song category.

In 1998, she signed with Quincy Jones’s Quest Records and released a gospel album, Now I See. Vega is also known for her song SEASONS, which is a cover of a song by Japanese superstar Ayumi Hamasaki.
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Albums

T6-347S1 Tata Vega - Full Speed Ahead album art Táta Vega* Full Speed Ahead (Album) Tamla T6-347S1 US 1976 Sell This Version
T6-353S1 Tata Vega - Totally Tata album art Tata Vega Totally Tata (Album) Tamla T6-353S1 US 1977 Sell This Version
LR-600322 Tata Vega - Super Soul album art Tata* Super Soul(LP, Album) World Sound Records (2) LR-600322 US 1977 Sell This Version
T7-360R1 Tata Vega - Try My Love album art Tata Vega Try My Love (Album) Tamla T7-360R1 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
T8-370Ml, T8-370M1 Tata Vega - Givin' All My Love album art Tata Vega Givin' All My Love (Album) Tamla, Tamla T8-370Ml, T8-370M1 US 1980 Sell This Version
RMLP 037 Tata Vega - Time's So Right album art Tata Vega Time's So Right (Album) Royal Music RMLP 037 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
9 46609-2 Tata Vega - Now I See album art Táta Vega* Now I See(CD, Album) Qwest Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 46609-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
WD2-886233 Tata Vega - The Gospel According To Jazz Chapter II album art Kirk Whalum Featuring Jonathan Butler, Kim Burrell, George Duke, Paul Jackson Jr., Tata Vega Kirk Whalum Featuring Jonathan Butler, Kim Burrell, George Duke, Paul Jackson Jr., Tata Vega - The Gospel According To Jazz Chapter II(CD, Album) Squint Entertainment, Curb Records, Warner Bros. Records, Top Drawer Records (2) WD2-886233 US 2002 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

55008 Tata Vega - Listen To The Melody (The Hot Rock Movie Theme) album art Tata* Listen To The Melody (The Hot Rock Movie Theme) (Single) Prophesy Records 55008 US 1972 Sell This Version
TMG 1053 Tata Vega - Try Love From The Inside album art Táta Vega* Try Love From The Inside Motown TMG 1053 UK 1976 Sell This Version
T 54271 F Tata Vega - Full Speed Ahead album art Tata Vega Full Speed Ahead (Single) Tamla T 54271 F US 1976 Sell This Version
T 54282F Tata Vega - You'll Never Rock Alone / Just When Things Are Getting Good album art Tata Vega You'll Never Rock Alone / Just When Things Are Getting Good (Single) Motown T 54282F US 1976 Sell This Version
3C 040 - 70084 Tata Vega - Down To Love Town / Full Speed Ahead album art The Originals / Tata Vega The Originals / Tata Vega - Down To Love Town / Full Speed Ahead Motown 3C 040 - 70084 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
PSLP 224 Tata Vega - Tailgate / You'll Never Rock Alone album art 21st Creation / Tata Vega 21st Creation / Tata Vega - Tailgate / You'll Never Rock Alone(12", Promo) Motown PSLP 224 UK 1977 Sell This Version
T 54304F Tata Vega - I Need You Now / In The Morning album art Tata Vega I Need You Now / In The Morning (Single) Tamla T 54304F Canada 1978 Sell This Version
2C 052-52845 Tata Vega - Heaven Must Have Sent You / I Just Keep Thinking About You Baby album art Bonnie Pointer / Tata Vega Bonnie Pointer / Tata Vega - Heaven Must Have Sent You / I Just Keep Thinking About You Baby (Single) Motown 2C 052-52845 France 1979 Sell This Version
TMG 1157 Tata Vega - If Love Must Go album art Táta Vega* If Love Must Go (Single) Motown TMG 1157 UK 1979 Sell This Version
T 54299F Tata Vega - I Just Keep Thinking About You Baby / In The Morning album art Tata Vega I Just Keep Thinking About You Baby / In The Morning (Single) Motown T 54299F US 1978 Sell This Version
M 00021D1 Tata Vega - I Just Keep Thinking About You Baby album art Tata Vega I Just Keep Thinking About You Baby (Single) Motown M 00021D1 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
12TMG 1230 Tata Vega - Love Your Neighbor / There's Love In The World album art Tata Vega Love Your Neighbor / There's Love In The World (Single) Motown 12TMG 1230 UK 1981 Sell This Version
T 54316F Tata Vega - You Keep Me Hangin' On album art Tata Vega You Keep Me Hangin' On (Single) Motown, Vogue T 54316F US 1980 Sell This Version
34-05714 Tata Vega - Learn To Love Again album art Lou Rawls Featuring Tata Vega Lou Rawls Featuring Tata Vega - Learn To Love Again (Single) Epic 34-05714 US 1985 Sell This Version
PRO-A-2468 Tata Vega - Maybe God Is Tryin' To Tell You Somethin' album art Tata Vega, Jacquelyn Farris* And Members Of The Christ Memorial Church Of God In Christ Choir* Tata Vega, Jacquelyn Farris* And Members Of The Christ Memorial Church Of God In Christ Choir* - Maybe God Is Tryin' To Tell You Somethin' (Single) Qwest Records PRO-A-2468 US 1986 Sell This Version
7.28754, 7-28754 Tata Vega - Miss Celie's Blues (Sister) album art Tata Vega Miss Celie's Blues (Sister) (Single) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 7.28754, 7-28754 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
WS 129 Tata Vega - Never Let Die album art Tata Vega Never Let Die(7") Royal Music WS 129 UK 1988 Sell This Version