Ms. Z (Remastered) Zulema

Album info

Album-Release:
1973

HRA-Release:
26.02.2019

Label: Sussex Records

Genre: R&B

Subgenre: Soul

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  • 1Giving Up07:10
  • 2I Was so Wrong03:21
  • 3I Was There03:43
  • 4Tree04:05
  • 5You Changed on Me02:56
  • 6Love Has Flown03:43
  • 7Love Train03:08
  • 8I'm Watchin' You03:46
  • 9Hold Back the Night04:06
  • 10Telling the World Good-Bye04:19
  • Total Runtime40:17

Info for Ms. Z (Remastered)



Hope and Charity in 1971 shortly after a label switch to Sussex Records. Bailey and Hilliard would occasionally sing backing vocals on Zulema’s albums, though. Her self-titled solo album included the song “American Fruit, African Roots” and a cover of “If This World Were Mine.” Zulema started touring as opening act for major stars like Bill Withers. She appeared on a bill with Roberta Flack, Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Earth, Wind and Fire and Sly Stone at the Push Expo in Chicago, a concert which became a motion picture called Save the Children. The movie’s soundtrack was released on Motown Records and included Zulema’s single mother anthem, “This Child of Mine”.

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Zulema
Born Zulema Cusseaux in Tampa, Florida, U.S.A., she was a member of the Lovelles in the late '60's and early '70s.

A Van McCoy-produced Lovelles single ('So Much Love') became a Top 20 R & B hit in 1971, but Zulema went solo shortly afterwards, recording a couple of albums for Sussex.

She assumed her highest profile with a series of LPs for RCA in the mid-'70's, reaching the middle of the R & B charts in 1975 with 'Wanna Be Where You Are.'

Her recording career ended after an album for LeJoint in the late '70's.

Zulema was a pioneer of sorts in that she was a '70s Black R & B singer who wrote much of her own material, and was able to assume some of her own production chores.

The records themselves were forerunners of urban contemporary music, occasionally reaching the lower parts of the R & B charts, Zulema's vocals betraying a strong Aretha Franklin influence.

Later, after returning to live in Tampa, she became lead musician at the First Baptist Church of West Tampa.

She died after a short illness in 2013 at the age of 66.

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