Marcella Detroit's outstanding new album is self-produced, and mixed by legendary Reggie Dozier, brother of Motown's Lamont Dozier of Holland-Dozier-Holland. It features top musicians including drummer James Gadson (Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Albert King, BB King) and bassist Reggie McBride (Al Jarreau, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Rod Stewart). Marcella says, It's a direct and deliberate return to my soul roots. You can take the girl out of Detroit but you can't take Detroit out of the girl .
About the Artist
Born in Detroit, Marcy Levy's musical career hit the ground running. She joined Bob Seger's band in the early 70 s, and went on to tour with Leon Russell before becoming a member of Eric Clapton's band in the mid-70 s. In addition to touring and recording with Clapton, she wrote several songs with him, including the multi-million selling hit Lay Down Sally. After four years she left to pursue a solo career - although she did rejoin his band in 1984 to record and tour with him for another year. This included performing at Live Aid in 1985. She went on to work with Aretha Franklin, Alice Cooper, Bette Midler, David Foster, and Robin Gibb, and co-wrote songs for Al Jarreau, Belinda Carlisle, and Chaka Khan. In 1987 Marcella began song-writing with former Bananarama member Siobhan Fahey, and the enormously successful Shakespear's Sister was launched. The band's debut album Sacred Heart instantly made the UK top ten, along with the single You're History. 1992's follow-up Hormonally Yours was an even bigger success with four chart-topping singles including the worldwide megahit Stay. This track still holds the UK record for the longest-running #1 single by a female artist. The melodramatic ballad featuring Marcella's soaring lead vocals and its memorable, Brit Award-winning music video secured Shakespear's Sister's place in pop history.