La'verne Washington

The Promise / I Found What I've Been Searching For

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We’re glad to be back with our latest reissue, a couple undercover soul gems from the Midwest originally self-released in 1984: LaVerne Washington’s “The Promise” and “I Found What I’ve Been Searching For". LaVerne has dedicated her life to the arts in every possible way. As an artist herself but also behind the scenes, helping and supporting her contemporaries fulfil their callings. Charlie Parker, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Mary Lou Williams - LaVerne grew up in Kansas City listening to the all time jazz greats, and soon discovered she was blessed with a keen sense for playing music by ear, playing the piano to what she would hear on the radio. In her teens whilst the 60s transitioned to the 70s’ disco and funk era, LaVerne was there to witness it all, and she would go on to study music at the Charlie Parker Academy where she was inspired to become an entertainer. At Langston University, LaVerne kept studying music where her career blossomed, founding and touring the US with the gospel group “Emery Shaw and the Voices of Praise", singing in several college bands and with her choir “The Voices Of Bethel". LaVerne would go on to perform notably with her bands “LaVerne Washington and Rococo” and the “LaVerne Washington Quartet", and record several songs in KC including “The Promise” and “I Found What I’ve Been Searching For” in 1984 before moving to Washington DC. In DC, LaVerne was offered a position as a Program specialist with the National Endowment For The Arts where she started supporting other artists through her work. Over the next couple decades, LaVerne became an associate producer for the Rhythm and Blues Foundation and the Pioneer Awards Ceremonies held in New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles, which saw the likes of Prince, Aretha Franklin and Jerry Butler attending among others. She has also managed and was mentored by DeeDee Sharp and consult

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Genre

Funk/Soul / Funk

Release Date

19.08.2020

Cat No

MEL020

Tracklist

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Deep House
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J. Mclean & M. Carvin / C. McGregor's Brotherhood
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Jazz
12"
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J. Mclean & M. Carvin / C. McGregor's Brotherhood
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Melodies Record Club 001 / Four Tet Selects Melodies International
UK House
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House
12"
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Synchrojack
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US House
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Hanna
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I Needed / Intercession, On Behalf Melodies International
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House
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Hanna
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I Needed / Intercession, On Behalf Melodies International
Boogie
7"
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Disco
7"
Don Blackman
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US House
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Flame (Mood 2 Swing Remixes) Melodies International
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House
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Crustation
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US House
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Andrés
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House
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Andrés
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Jon Dixon feat. Moodyman
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Detroit Get Down Ep 4evr 4wrd
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Coast To Coast Athens Of The North
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Disco
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Funk
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Funk/Soul
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