Nona Hendryx ‎– Transformation / Design For Living (US 12″)

More leftfield Diva electronic excursions from the legendary Nona Hendryx from 1983.

From Discogs

Got her start recording in 1962 with Patti LaBelle, Sarah Dash and Cindy Birdsong in the vocalgroup Patti LaBelle And The Bluebells. When Birdsong left for Supremes the other three members changed the group’s name to LaBelle, transforming themselves into futuristic disco-funk divas. Nona Hendryx wrote a number of songs for the band before their breakup in 1976 and she went on to pursue a solo career with her self-titled debut album the next year. She has worked with such diverse collaborators as the Laura Nyro, Allen Toussaint, Talking Heads, Bill Laswell, and Bootsy Collins and many others.

So we get some synth funk with “Transformation” written with Carol Pope and Kevan Staples (both from the band Rough Trade) very Grace Jones with a slice of the Eurythmics and quite fantastic and groovy

Wonky gospel with some weird synth sounds on B-side “Design For Living.” Out there!

http://www49.zippyshare.com/v/l3vASTjD/file.html

RCA ‎– PD-13560SAM_6114

A Transformation 5:32
B Design For Living 5:22
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