March 23, 2011

RIP Loleatta Halloway

Loleatta Halloway recently passed away at the age of 64 of heart failure, and left behind a legacy of amazing soulful gospel inspired music to the human race. I remember hearing about her first back in the 80s during my b-boy breakdance era with her "Crash Goes Love" on the label Streetwise, which was also home to New Order, New Edition, John Rocca, and many other electro inspired 80s dance.

You may also remember her classics "Love Sensation," "Hit & Run," and especially the Norman Jay anthem "Runaway." We will all definitely miss her live performances, but the music lives on in our hearts on the dancefloor everytime the dj drops that Halloway jam!

For more on Loleatta Halloway click here!