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The life of a porn addicted housewife.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Would You Like Some Cheese With That Whine? 

I am feeling a bit cheesy today.

With all of the rain we have had (every day for 2 weeks!) and the fact that we are starting to get the first effects of Tropical Storm Arlene, I decided that it was time to post the all time great song “It’s Raining Men”.

“It’s Raining Men” was released by The Weather Girls in 1983 on their debut (as the Weather Girls) album Success.
The song reached # 46 on the Pop charts, #1 on the Hot Dance Club charts, and # 2 on the British charts.

The Weather girls, Martha Wash and Izora Rhodes, began their career in the gospel group NOW. They then went on to be backup singers for Sylvester. Deciding to go their own way they named themselves Two Tons Of Fun and released two albums “Two Tons Of Fun” and “Backatcha.”

In 1982 the duo moved to the Columbia label and renamed themselves The Weather Girls. They released three albums with Columbia and then decided to split up and work separately.

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Martha Wash went on to do session singing with various groups. She sang the uncredited lead on “You’re My One And Only (True Love)” by Seduction, “Everybody, Everybody” by Black Box, and most famously “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” by C & C Music Factory. Sadly because Wash was so heavy she was replaced in pictures and videos by lip syncing dancers. She ended up having to sue the record company to get her share of earned royalties.

Izora Rhodes ended up moving to Germany and reformed The Weather Girls with her daughter Dynell.
Izora passed away in September of 2004 due to heart failure.

Currently Martha Wash is recording and touring.
Her song “You Lift Me Up” reached the top 5 on Billboards Dance charts in February of this year. She is known as The Queen Of Clubland by many in the gay community.
Martha also owns and runs her own record label, Purple Rose Records, and heads her own production company called Do-Kwa Productions.
You can visit Martha Wash’s official website HERE
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