Posted in music on December 24, 2012

Marva Whitney

Rolling Stone reports that Marva Whitney, a collaborator of James Brown, passed away on Saturday (12/22). A post on Marva's facebook page reads: "We're saddened to inform you that Soulsister #1 Marva Whitney passed away last night. She left us with a legacy that will shine forever. Please keep her family in your payers." She suffered a stroke in 2009 and recovered but passed away from complications from pneumonia this past weekend.

In 2010, post-stroke, Marva performed again, most notably for us, as part of a soulful New Year's Eve at the Bell House in Brooklyn.

Rest in peace, Marva.

Some videos below...

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Marva Whitney - "It's My Thing"

Marva Whitney - "Unwind Yourself"

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Comments (11)

Is that 4 RIP posts in a row today? Sheesh

Posted by Anonymous | December 24, 2012 4:51 PM

Ya really, it's Christmas eve. Let's lighten the mood.

Posted by Anonymous | December 24, 2012 7:46 PM

Yo BV. Trying to damper my christmas? Did anybody live the past 4 posts?

Posted by Anonymous | December 24, 2012 8:54 PM

dude seriously?

Posted by Anonymous | December 24, 2012 11:23 PM

wow, this woman was a total fox back in her prime....R.I.P.

thanks for bumming my xmas

Posted by Anonymous | December 25, 2012 12:00 AM

Um...isn't this a photo of Marsha Hunt?

Posted by Anonymous | December 25, 2012 2:21 AM

James Brown collaborator Marva Whitney...is dead

Posted by The Mighty KC | December 25, 2012 1:53 PM

Did bob Dylan ever bone her?

Posted by Anonymous | December 25, 2012 3:33 PM

this is marsha hunt, not marva whitney.

Posted by Anonymous | December 25, 2012 5:21 PM

hey guys, I'm really going out on a limb here, but I would venture to say that Eugene might have been joking around just a little bit. I could be wrong though.

Posted by Download Google Chrome 2013 | April 5, 2013 2:53 PM

James brown you will be missed.

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