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Purple Rose Records

March 25, 2015 11:00 ET

Legendary Female Vocalists Create Supergroup to Release Anthemic New Release "Show Some Love" on Purple Rose Records

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - March 25, 2015) - Legendary Female Vocalists Martha Wash, Evelyn "Champagne" King and Linda Clifford have created a dynamic super group, FIRST LADIES OF DISCO, to release their first collaboration, "Show Some Love" on Martha Wash's imprint, Purple Rose Records on March 25, 2015.

"This empowering and timely anthem perfectly showcases the vocal dynamics of each of these groundbreaking and chart-topping divas," James Washington, head of A&R at Purple Rose Records, and creator and brand manager for First Ladies Of Disco LLC.

Produced, and co-written by the internationally renowned team of Zach Adam and Heather Holly, "Show Some Love" is destined to ascend to the top of the charts and return these musical icons to their rightful place in the music industry. The initial release will feature a "bonus mix" (which is affectionately called the "B-Side"), the first dance remix helmed by John LePage and Brian Cua. There will be a variety a "dance remixes" to follow, which are being provided by several of the top remixers of today: Razor N' Guido, Ranny, Maraud3r, The Degenerates, The Perry Twins, Good Girls and Ollywood.

Martha Wash, Evelyn "Champagne" King and Linda Clifford will also be touring internationally with "FIRST LADIES OF DISCO," which will become one of the most talked about shows in history, fusing Dance, R&B, Soul and Pop…rekindling memories and reminding audiences why they fell in love with these spectacular songstresses in the first place.

Two (2)-time Grammy Award nominee Martha Wash's voice has dominated the airwaves, and her charisma and spirit have been embraced millions of people around the world. She is responsible for some of the top-selling, most recognizable pop hits from the 1970s through today. Ms. Wash gained fame as a member of Two Tons of Fun behind Disco legend Sylvester. She also enjoyed tremendous success with "It's Raining Men," the cult pop classic recorded under the moniker The Weather Girls, which is still heard everywhere. She's also the voice behind "Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)," which was the highlight of C&C Music Factory's career and sold 5 1/2 million copies worldwide. Black Box's "Dreamland" featured four #1 Billboard Dance singles and three Top 40 hits including "Strike It Up," a single that continues to receives massive airplay and is still heard at every NFL and NBA game everywhere! That's right -- it was Martha belting those hits too! All of the above have one common denominator -- Martha Wash. She is the heart and soul of popular music and her renowned presence has been instrumental in shaping music as we hear it today.

Evelyn "Champagne" King burst on the scene with 1977's Top 10 classic "Shame" taken from her Platinum debut album, "Smooth Talk". The song reached Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, R&B and Dance Charts. She enjoyed great success with "I Don't Know If It's Right," "I'm In Love" and "Love Come Down" in the years that followed, all of which cemented her esteemed ranking among prominent pop, club and R&B vocalists. Evelyn "Champagne" King has amassed eight (8) Top 10 R&B hits, two of which reached #1 and two (2) Platinum albums. Evelyn is the recipient of numerous honors throughout the world, among them the "Dance Music Hall Of Fame Award" in 2004 and the "Living Legend Award" in 2007.

Linda Clifford, the five-time Grammy Nominee, scored numerous hits from the 1970s through the 1980s, most notably "If My Friends Could See Me Now," "Bridge Over Trouble Water," "Shoot Your Best Shot," "Red Light" for the smash soundtrack to the classic movie "Fame," which reached #1 on the American charts. She also recorded classic groundbreaking smash "Runaway Love," which is considered a landmark recording and a song that was instrumental in the evolution of women in Hip Hop. In 1980, Linda Clifford released a duet album with R&B legend Curtis Mayfield, "The Right Combination." Linda Clifford has continued to make chart appearances through the decades. Miss Clifford has also been honored with a "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the Chicago Music Awards.

Martha Wash states, "What I like about 'Show Some Love' is that the song and its cross-genre appeal gave all of us a chance to use our talents and range in an uplifting song that I know is going to inspire!"

Evelyn "Champagne" King adds, "This song has a wonderful message that is extremely relevant to today's world, and I know many people are going to connect with it."

"The love I've had for these incredible women for so many years is certainly reflected in this song," says Linda Clifford.

First Ladies of Disco Show is inspired by author/speaker/host James Arena's tribute book "First Ladies of Disco: 32 Stars Discuss the Era and Their Singing Careers," a best seller in the United States, Canada and Europe.

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