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Táta Vega

Táta Vega was born on October 7, 1951 in Queens, New York, USA as Carmen Rosa Vega. See full bio »

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A Time to Kill
A Time to Kill Soundtrack
The Color Purple
The Color Purple Soundtrack
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 2002 A Time for Dancing (performer: "Simple Gifts")
 1997 Trojan War (performer: "The Burning")
 1996 A Time to Kill ("Take My Hand Precious Lord")
 1986 The 58th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)")
 1986 Wildcats (performer: "Love Lives Alone" - as Tata Vega)
 1985 The Color Purple (performer: "Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)", "The Dirty Dozens", "Maybe God Is Tryin' to Tell You Somethin'")
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Recorded three solo albums for Motown's Tamla label in the 1970's. See more »

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Táta Vega's biggest solo hit at Motown was "I Just Keep Thinking About You Baby" (Tamla 54299). The recording spent 7 weeks on Billboard's R&B Charts (USA), peaking at #58 in the middle of 1979. An extended version of the single was re-reissued in Volume 3: Dance Divas, part of the FUNKOLOGY Series in 1996.

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