Maison De Soul, 1978
A soul sister from the Big Easy with indelibly emotional pipes – she sobs in time with the raindrops in "It's Raining," but she reads her man the riot act in "Hittin' on Nothing."
Essential moment: Her own out-of-nowhere "Wish Someone Would Care."
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