Jennifer Holliday – And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going

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14 Mar 2009

Jennifer Holliday

Jennifer Holliday – And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going

Texan Jennifer Holliday gained national recognition when she had the lead in the Broadway musical +Your Arm’s Too Short to Box with God. Her performance led to her star-making performance in +Dreamgirls, an adaptation of The Supremes’ saga. The show featured her show-stealing take on “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” which became a hit single in 1982. That led her to a career in pop music, although she never recaptured her initial success. She returned to the stage in 1985, appearing in +Sing, Mahalia, Sing; she continued to release pop music albums while starring on Broadway. In either setting, she’s a hardy, throaty, soul belter who chews on every lyric, infusing them with emotional statements. ~ Bil Carpenter, All Music Guide

珍妮佛哈莉黛來自德州,出生於1960年十月,從小熱愛舞台。十七歲那年,她的才華在家鄉引起注意,使得她決心進軍百老匯,前往應徵音樂劇「你的手臂太短,不能跟上帝打拳」(Your Arm’s Too Short to Box with God)的演員,結果獲得擔任女主角的機會。1981年,二十一歲的她因為歌喉與外型正好符合了「尋夢女郎」的要求,因此被遴選擔任「艾妃」的角色,精湛的表現,贏得了廣大的喝采。除了東尼獎,她所主唱的「And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going」不但獲得全美排行第二十二名、以及「黑人單曲」排行的冠軍,還奪下了「最佳R&B女歌手」的葛萊美獎。1983年起,她開始推出個人專輯,並且在1986年以「No Frill Love」奪得舞曲排行冠軍。後來,她曾經多次返回百老匯音樂劇舞台,雖然始終沒有再創高潮,卻仍然是備受推崇與喜愛的實力派女歌手,而在她的每一場演唱會中,「And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going」幾乎都是不可或缺的招牌名曲呢。她也曾經多次參加電視影集的演出,在「艾莉的異想世界」(Ally McBeal)影集中,她好幾次登場,飾演艾莉的教堂裡面的合唱團指導。【銀河西洋音樂城】

Jennifer Holliday
Full Album Download:

Feel My Soul (1983)

Track Listings:
1. Just Let Me Wait
2. I Am Ready Now
3. This Game of Love (I’m Never Coming Down)
4. I Am Love
5. Shine a Light
6. Just for a While
7. My Sweet Delight
8. Change Is Gonna Come
9. This Day


20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Jennifer Holliday (2000)

Track Listings
1. And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going
2. I Am Changing
3. I Am Love
4. Just Let Me Wait
5. This Game of Love (I’m Never Coming Down)
6. Hard Time for Lovers
7. No Frills Love
8. Come Sunday
9. Heart on the Line
10. New at It
11. He Ain’t Special (He’s Just the One I Love)
12. Giving Up


Jennifer Holliday – misc

Track Listings
A Womans Got The Power (Thunderpuss Mix)
Early Warning (Love to Infinity Sessions ’96)
Fools Fall in Love
Healing Hands
His Eye’s on the Sparrow
I’m on Your Side
It Is Well With My Soul
Love Me (Love to Infinity Sessions ’96)
Magic Man
No Frills Love (Classic Paradise Mix)
Peace in Our Time
Say You Love Me
The Wonder of You
Think It Over – Thunderpuss Edit
You’ve Got to Rise Up
It’s All Over (feat. Cleavant Derricks, Loretta Devine, Ben Harney, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Deborah Burrell, Obba Babatunde)
Dreamgirls(Finale) (feat. Loretta Devine, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Deborah Burrell)


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