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Rhetta Hughes

voc, bvoc, *1953 US, Los Angeles
Singer of R&B/Soul

Rhetta Hughes (Los Angeles, California, November 9, 1953) is a R&B singer and actress. She starred in the Broadway musicals Dreamgirls, Don't Play Us Cheap, and Amen Corner, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award in the category Best Actress in a Musical in 1984. She also appeared in the films Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, The Wiz (as a member of the choir), as well as the film version of Don't Play Us Cheap. She was also seen in the TV version of the musical Purlie, and appeared in an episode of Law & Order. In addition, Hughes had two entries on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart including "Angel Man (G.A.)" which hit #1 on this chart in 1983.

     
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Backing Vocals
Genres
  • R&B/Soul
  • Jazz
  • Dance
  • Rock
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Ecstasy on Starpiece by Rhetta Hughes
Living Without Your Love on Starpiece by Rhetta Hughes
Throwin' It All Away on Starpiece by Rhetta Hughes
Don't Give Up on Starpiece by Rhetta Hughes
What Does One Say on Starpiece by Rhetta Hughes
Come Live with Me on Columbia Singles by Rhetta Hughes
One In a Million on Columbia Singles by Rhetta Hughes
Starpiece on Starpiece by Rhetta Hughes
Bodacious Woman Child on Starpiece by Rhetta Hughes
A Little Bit of Sunshine on Columbia Singles by Rhetta Hughes

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
You're Doing With Her (When It Should Be Me) / Cry Myself To SleepRhetta Hughes2016Single
Cry Myself To Sleep / Giving Up My HeartachesRhetta Hughes2011Single
Angel Man (G.A.)Rhetta Hughes1983Album
CrisisRhetta Hughes1983Album
StarpieceRhetta Hughes1980Album
StarpieceRhetta Hughes1980Single
Re-Light My FireRhetta Hughes1969Album
Light My Fire / SookyRhetta Hughes1969Single
The Best Thing You Ever HadRhetta Hughes1968Single
Hip Old Lady On A HondaRhetta Hughes1968Single
You're Doing With Her - When It Should Be Me / Gimme Some Of Yours - I'll Give You Some Of MineRhetta Hughes1968Single
I Can't Stand Under This Pressure / You're Doing It With Her (When It Should Be Me)Rhetta Hughes1968Single
A Little Bit Of SunshineRhetta Hughes1967Single
One In A MillionRhetta Hughes1967Single
Introducing An Electrifying New StarRhetta Hughes With Tennyson Stephens1965Album
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