Born Melba Hill in 1945 in Harlem. Both of her parents were music artist themselves. They certainly encouraged her acting career as well as her musical output.
Of course here I'm going to concentrate on the disco and the R and B hits. The first big record was This is It in early 1976. A Van McCoy written and produced show stopper that made the Top 10 on the U.S. dance charts as well as on the U.K. pop charts.
She even covered the early disco masterpieces by Patti Jo Ain't No Love Lost and Make me Believe in You.