Soul Music.com Records is very proud to be releasing more gems from the great Motown catalogue! Causing particular excitement is the first-time-ever on CD debut album by much-revered singer/songwriter TATA VEGA
One of the new breed of artists signed to Motown in the mid-‘70s, New York-born Tata worked initially with the group Earthquire before making her all-important debut album.
For the 1976 release, Tata was surrounded by first class musicians such as Ray Parker Jr., James Gadson, Chuck Rainey, Eddie ‘Bongo’ Brown, Jay Graydon, Sonny Burke and Greg Poree. In addition to covers of songs by Stevie Wonder (“Never Had A Dream Come True”) and Rufus (“Keep It Coming,” written by Ashford & Simpson), writers involved in FULL SPEED AHEAD included a teenage Teena Marie (“Just As Long As There Is You”), UK rare groove favourites Michael & Brenda Sutton (“Music In My Heart”) and Tata herself who contributed “Try God”
Critically acclaimed FULL SPEED AHEAD gained an immediate response among Motown music lovers on both sides of the Atlantic who are thrilled to see this albm making its worldwide CD debut!
Sleeve notes by Soul Music.com founder David Nathan include quotes from 2011 interviews with Tata and Motown executive producer Iris Gordy for this reissue
Bonus tracks include two tracks Tata recorded with Earthquire and a previously unreleased disco mix of the title track!
About the Writer
David Nathan is the founder and CEO of SoulMusic.com and began his writing career in 1965; beginning in 1967, he was a regular contributor to Blues & Soul magazine in London before relocating to the U.S. in 1975 where he served as U.S. editor for the publication for several decades and began being known as 'The British Ambassador Of Soul.' From 1988 to 2004, he wrote prolifically for Billboard, has penned bios, produced and written liner notes for box sets and reissue CDs for over a thousand projects. He returned to London in 2009 where he has helped create SoulMusic.com Records as a leading reissue label.