Veniece Starks started her recording career under her full name, cutting the single "What More Do You Want from Me" b/w "You Gotta Take the Bitter with the Sweet" for Hi Records in the mid-'60s. She later eliminated her last name, releasing three singles -- "Let's Stop," "18 Days," "Trying to Live My Life Without You" -- simply as "Veniece." She worked with Willie Mitchell on-stage, but her recording career came to a halt after Hi closed its doors, and she is best remembered today for her recordings of some of Mitchell's songs. Her 1966 appearances on the television soul showcase The !!!! Beat has resulted in her appearing on Bear Family Records' DVD releases of the program.
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