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Linda Clifford

voc, bvoc, *1948 US, Brooklyn
Singer of R&B/Soul

Linda Clifford (born June 14, 1948, Brooklyn, New York, USA) is an American R&B, disco and house music singer and actress. She is a former Miss New York State and fronted a jazz band before moving to R&B. After winning her title, Clifford worked as an actress, playing minor roles in films. She recorded some singles at Paramount Records before signing with Curtom. She released 9 albums between 1977 and 1985, among them a whole duet album with her producer Curtis Mayfield. Her breakthrough single was her cover version of the 1966 Broadway tune "If My Friends Could See Me Now", a hit for Shirley MacLaine in the late 1960s. Other highlights from her career include the one-vinyl side long cover version of Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water", her cover of Rod Stewart's "Tonight's The Night", "Runaway Love", "Red Light" (from the "Fame" soundtrack), "Shoot Your Best Shot" "Don't Come Crying To Me" and the original 1982 version of "All The Man That I Need", a hit later for Sister Sledge, Whitney Houston and Luther Vandross. She is considered a legendary diva by the newer house music generation and she is often a guest on modern house records like Ralphi Rosario's "Wanna Give It Up" and Akabu's "Ride The Storm".

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Backing Vocals
Genres
  • R&B/Soul
  • Dance
  • Electronic
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Red Light on Fame by Various Artists
Runaway Love on Greatest Hits by Linda Clifford
Never Gonna Stop - Remastered on Here's My Love by Linda Clifford
Wanna Give It Up - Légo's Dub on Wanna Give It Up by Ralphi Rosario & Linda Clifford
If My Friends Could See Me Now - Remastered on If My Friends Could See Me Now by Linda Clifford
Wanna Give It Up - Full Intention Remix on Wanna Give It Up by Ralphi Rosario & Linda Clifford
Runaway Love on The Great Hits from 60's, 70's & 80's, Vol. 2 by Various Artists
Don't Stop Me Now - Moto Blanco Radio Edit on Don't Stop Me Now by Various Artists
If My Friends Could See My Now on Greatest Hits by Linda Clifford
Got 2 Be Loved / Wanna Give It Up (Accapella) - Mixed on Defected Radio Episode 144 by Defected Radio

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
March Across The LandLinda Clifford2017Single
Won't Let GoJoey Negro Feat. Linda Clifford2017Album
I Hear The MusicRalphi Rosario Feat. Linda Clifford2011Album
Baby I'm YoursLinda Clifford2011Album
Runaway Love / Don't Give It UpLinda Clifford2008Album
How LongLinda Clifford2008Album
Runaway Love / Turned On To YouLinda Clifford / Eighties Ladies2003Album
SpinninProspect Park Featuring Linda Clifford2003Album
Sunshine (J-Jay And Chris Lum Remixes)Linda Clifford2002Album
Going Back To My Roots 2002Linda Clifford2002Album
Strings Of Life 2: I Hear The MusicRalphi Rosario & Linda Clifford2002Album
Going Back To My Roots 2002Linda Clifford2002Album
Ride The Storm (Joey Negro & Audio Soul Project Mixes)Akabu Featuring Linda Clifford2001Single
Runaway LoveLinda Clifford2001Compil.
Runaway Love (The Curtom Anthology)Linda Clifford2000Album
Changin'Linda Clifford2000Album
Let Me Be Your Woman / Here's My LoveLinda Clifford2000Compil.
Linda / If My Friends Could See Me NowLinda Clifford2000Compil.
Wanna Give It UpRalphi Rosario With Linda Clifford1999Album
The Right Combination / RappingLinda Clifford / Curtis Mayfield1999Compil.
Runaway Love And Other HitsLinda Clifford1999Compil.
Runaway Love / If My Friends Could See Me Now / From Now OnLinda Clifford1998Single
Shooting Her Best Shot - The Best Of Linda CliffordLinda Clifford1997Compil.
If My Friends Could See Me Now / Gypsy LadyLinda Clifford1993Album
Whatcha Gonna DoLinda Clifford1993Album
Greatest HitsLinda Clifford1989Compil.
If My Friends Could See Me NowLinda Clifford1987Album
If You Want My Love To LastLinda Clifford1987Album
You're MineLinda Clifford1985Album
The Heat In MeLinda Clifford1985Single
My Heart's On FireLinda Clifford1985Album
Sneakin' OutLinda Clifford1984Album
EP SamplerLinda Clifford1984Album
A Night With The BoysLinda Clifford1984Single
Runaway Love / You Are, You AreLinda Clifford / The Jones Girls1984Album
Sneakin' OutLinda Clifford1984Single
The Black SoundLinda Clifford / O'Bryan1982Album
Don't Come Crying To MeLinda Clifford1982Album
I'll Keep On Loving YouLinda Clifford1982Album
I Haven't Stopped Dancin' / Don't Come Crying To MeGonzalez / Linda Clifford1981Album
Let It Ride / Don't Come Crying To MeLinda Clifford1981Single
Love's Sweet SensationCurtis Mayfield & Linda Clifford1980Single
I Had A Talk With My ManLinda Clifford1980Single
Red Light / Ralph And MontyLinda Clifford1980Single
Shoot Your Best Shot / If You Let MeLinda Clifford1980Album
I'm YoursLinda Clifford1980Album
The Right CombinationLinda Clifford & Curtis Mayfield1980Album
Bridge Over Troubled WaterLinda Clifford1979Single
RepossessedLinda Clifford1979Single
Don't Give It Up / Sweet MelodiesLinda Clifford1979Album
Linda Clifford Special 12"Linda Clifford1979Album
I Just Wanna WannaLinda Clifford1979Single
Sweet MelodiesLinda Clifford1979Single
Let Me Be Your WomanLinda Clifford1979Album
Between You Baby And MeCurtis Mayfield And Linda Clifford1979Single
Here's My LoveLinda Clifford1979Album
If My Friends Could See Me NowLinda Clifford1978Album
If My Friends Could See Me Now / You Are, You AreLinda Clifford1978Single
If My Friends Could See Me NowLinda Clifford1978Album
If My Friends Could See Me Now / Runaway LoveLinda Clifford1978Single
Runaway Love (Edit) / Broadway Gypsy LadyLinda Clifford1978Single
You Are, You AreLinda Clifford1978Single
From Now On / You Can Do ItLinda Clifford1977Album
LindaLinda Clifford1977Album
Turn The Key SoftlyLinda Clifford1974Single
After Loving YouLinda Clifford1974Single
(It's Gonna Be) A Long Long WinterLinda Clifford1973Single
Love Is Not The QuestionLinda Clifford1972Single
Runaway Love / Victim / Baby I'm Scared Of YouLinda Clifford / Candi Staton / Womack & WomackAlbum
Get Down / If My Friends Could See Me NowGene Chandler / Linda CliffordSingle
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