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RIP James Brown collaborator Marva Whitney

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…


Marva Whitney – “It’s My Thing”

Marva Whitney – “Unwind Yourself”

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