VAL YOUNG LP SIGNED AUTOGRAPH SEDUCTION 1985
THIS IS AN AUTHENTICALLY AUTOGRAPHED LP BY VAL YOUNG..
VAL YOUNG(GORDY 6147GL)SEDUCTION. PHOTO COVER IS SIGNED BY VAL YOUNG. TRACKS:MIND GAMES,IF YOU SHOULD EVER BE LONELY, LET'S FALL IN LOVE, TELLIN ME LIES, COME HANG OUT, SEDUCTION, PIECE OF MY HEART, WAITING FOR YOU, MAKE UP YOUR MIND. CONDITION OF THE VINYL,COVER, AND AUTOGRAPH IS VERY GOOD/
Val Young (also known as "Lady V"), is an Urban/Dance-pop artist from Detroit, Michigan, who achieved her greatest mainstream success during the 1980s. She is now based in Los Angeles.
She was discovered by George Clinton, who incorporated her as a background vocalist in 1977 for The Brides of Funkenstein, one of the many acts in his Funkadelic stable. (She was the only original Brides Maid member to continue through Brides' career.) Young appeared on the first single released on Atlantic Records' "Disco To Go". In 1980, she recorded background vocals on the Roy Ayers/Wayne Henderson LP, Prime Time. Young became a background vocalist for The Gap Band the same year and was featured with the group on the funk classic hit "I Don't Believe You Want To Get Up And Dance (Oops, Up Side Your Head)". She recorded five albums with the group and also toured with them.
It wasn’t until she met Rick James that she became popular. James promoted her as the "Black Marilyn Monroe" and brought Young to the attention of Berry Gordy, who signed her to Motown Records on James' recommendation. James produced her debut album Seduction, released in 1985, which included the hit singles "Mind Games" and the title track "Seduction", as well as "A Piece of My Heart" and "If You Should Ever Be Lonely", which were successful follow-ups in 1986. ("In My House", which was written for and originally recorded by Val Young, didn't make the final cut for the album, but it was given to the Mary Jane Girls instead and became a hit.)
Rick James ran into serious conflict with Motown over the status of his spin-off acts and Young subsequently left the label, signing to Amherst Records, a Buffalo, New York-based label, releasing her second album Private Conversations in 1987. Three tracks from this album were produced by Rick James with the title being released as a single. It was not as successful as her debut album, failing to chart and yielding no charting singles, but it received some club support in a number of markets.