Loleatta Holloway was a dance music legend. Her amazing vocal talents gained her the reputation as one of the premier vocalists of soul and dance music during the 70's and 80's. Holloway started her singing career with Queen of Gospel, Albertina Walker (and her Caravans) before striking out on her own. She released her first single Rainbow 71 on the fledgling Apache label before moving to Aware to record her first two albums prior to her work with Gold Mind/Salsoul. Loleatta Holloway, released in 1979, was the singer's third album on Gold Mind/Salsoul Records and was the follow up to Queen Of The Night (CDBBR0258). For this self-titled LP Holloway was teamed with producers Floyd Smith (who took on the majority of tracks) Bobby Womack and Bunny Sigler. Both Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia and the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Alabama were used to achieve the sound they wanted, and they were able to appropriate the famous Muscle Shoals Horns into the bargain.