Original Post date .. Feb/ 2012
This post is an ode to the 3 girl groups of my choice.. SO.. let’s serve up a little VINTAGE.. Madame X.. AND LATER.. some Vanity 6.. (I am an OG .. I DON’T FUCK WITH APPOLONIA 6) well i did like A MILLION MILES but that was the BRENDA OF IT ALL ..LOL..anyway class today’s lesson is.. about :MADAME X
.Madame X released “Just That Type of Girl“, their first single from the self titled album Madame X on Atlantic Records in the late 80s. “Just That Type of Girl”, quickly climbed the dance and R&B Charts to #4 Billboard. The group’s producer, Bernadette Cooper from the Solar/MCA group Klymaxx, organized the group as she and the Madame X members envisioned the group’s concept. The Klymaxx sound heard on such hits as “The Men All Pause” and “Meeting In The Ladies Room” was blended with Madame X’s music and fashion personas to create a brand new sound. Group members, Iris Parker, Valerie Victoria and Alisa Randolph brought with them artful inspiration and vintage sass, similiar to what you may have though of Labelle in their eclectic hey day.. , their bold fashion and mysticism. Another essential element in the group’s sound and style is their shared love for the music of artists like Prince, Parliament-Funkadelic, Sly and The Family Stone and Grace Jones. Passing up their opportunity to sign to Solar Records, Madame X was snapped up by Sylvia Rhone, who headed the Atlantic Records’ R&B division. When Madame X debuted their imagery was ground-breaking and they influenced the artistic standards in the R&B and Hip-Hop scene. Following up the release of Just That Type of Girl, they released the singles, “I Wonder” and “I Want Your Body” as well as the title tracks for motion pictures such as “Action Jackson” starring Sharon Stone and Vanity. Madame X’s songs continue to be played and sampled, most famously on Michael Jackson’s hit song “Keep It In The Closet”. Original CDs are cult-collected(TRANSLATION: hard to fucking find)
Sadly Alisa Marie Randolph succumbed to breast cancer in 05.. they say she remained beautiful til the bitter end.. 😦
Classic joints from these ladies…. Cherries in the Snow, I Wonder, Just that Type of Girl, Madame X, Marry Me, shoot , me and my teenage homegirls used to LOVE THEM
So If you remember.. take this trip back in time with us .. when female performers were actually DOPE.. and not ALLL ABOUT ASS.. and if you don’t remember.. that’s what Auntie Beejay is here for.. “See you gon’ learn today” …
Madame X on Soul Train: ” I Wonder”
Just That Type of Girl
More of the ladies … on the next page
here is the whole album from 1987 …. ..
but then.. THIS …. I’M WEAK FOR YOU
CHERRIES IN THE SNOW
Thank You Bernadette Cooper and the ladies from Madame X.. you were before your time but your awesomeness WAS NOT WASTED ON ME HONEY !!!! HA!!!