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Syreeta Wright ( August 3, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, 1946 - July 5, 2004), also called known as Rita Wright (her stage name from 1967 to 1971) and known professionally as Syreeta, was an American soul singer and song writer.
They actually had the ambition of a ballet career, but by lack of money she could not follow the required training. Therefore she focused on singing. Since her early childhood she was a member of groups, but they earned the costs with Office work. So she was in 1965, as before, Martha Reeves, Secretary at the record companyMotown in "Hitsville USA" in Detroit. Owner Berry Gordy discovered her singing talent and left her in 1967 under the name Rita Wright her first single I Can't Give Back the Love I Feel for You include. Later he chose for her the stage name Syreeta, Zac. She was also a backing singer in that period on various Motown numbers. The confrontation with The Vandellas in I Can't Dance To That Music you're Playing triggered even friction on, because Martha Reeves didn't know that Syreeta's from the show to the recording afterwards falling contribution was added.
When Diana Ross early 1970s a solo career and broke away from The Supremes, Berry Gordy had the plan Syreeta lead singer of this group. The other Supremes Mary Wilson and Cindy birdsong held that against because the course was already promised to Jean Terrell . Syreeta was of 14 september 1970 to in the spring of 1972 (a total of 18 months) married to Stevie Wonder, who also produced her first two albums . He co-wrote some of her hits, like Your Kiss is Sweet, Spinnin' and Spinnin' and Harmour Love, on which he was also a backing vocalist . They wrote together in 1970 Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) and in 1972 If You Really Love Me, both hits for Stevie. Also their duet To Know You is To Love You and the hit The Spinners 's "it's a Shame (1971) stand on their name. Even after their divorce went through their cooperation.
Syreeta's biggest hit was a duet with Billy Preston With You I'm Born Again from december 1979, that in the us at number 4 and number 2 in Great Britain ended up in the charts . They took a total of six solo albums on which are all labels of the Motown Group appeared, and two duet albums with Billy Preston and with G.C. Cameron, ex-lead singer of The Spinners. In 1983 appeared The Spell, the last album produced byJermaine Jackson, after which they withdrew gradually from the show business .
Syreeta married after her divorce from Stevie Wonder two more times. With her third husband she got four children. They had themselves then converted from the Baptist faith to islam. Previously she was some time in transcendental meditation teacher in Ethiopia. She died on 57-year-old age to heart failure, caused by chemotherapy to combat breastcancer to which they then suffered.
|Album (s) with any charts in the
the Dutch Album Top 100
|Stevie Wonder presents Syreeta||1974|
|One to One||1977|
|Rich love poor love,||1977||& G.C. Cameron|
|Late at night||1979||8-3-1980||19||10||& Billy Preston|
|Set my love in motion||1981|
|Billy Preston & Syreeta||1981||& Billy Preston|
- I Can't Give Back the Love I Feel for You (1968) under the name Rita Wright
- To Know You is to Love You (1972) with Stevie Wonder
- I Love Every Little Thing About You (1972)
- Come and Get This Stuff (1974)
- I'm goin' Left (1974)
- Spinnin' and Spinnin' (1974)
- Your Kiss is Sweet (1975)
- Harmour Love (1975)
- Let's Make a Deal (1977) with G.C. Cameron
- With You I'm Born Again (1979) with Billy Preston
- Go For It (1979) with Billy Preston
- One More Time for Love (1980) with Billy Preston
- It Will Come in Time (1980) with Billy Preston
- You Set My Love in Motion (1981)
- Can't Shake Your Love (1981)
- Quick Slick (1982)
|Single (s) with any charts in the
the Dutch Top 40
|It will come in time||5-1-1980||8||9||Billy Preston & Syreeta|
|With you I'm born again||1-3-1980||4||9||Billy Preston & Syreeta|