Holloway

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Charlene Holloway, a native of Philadelphia, literally lives in recording studios. The list of artists she's backed is staggering, and when not recording, she's often burning up the highways touring with…
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Charlene Holloway, a native of Philadelphia, literally lives in recording studios. The list of artists she's backed is staggering, and when not recording, she's often burning up the highways touring with a vast array of singers. Her career jump-started about the same time Philadelphia International Records started blazing. Dexter Wansel featured Holloway on his Universal, album; she toured with Patti Labelle, Teddy Pendergrass, Stephanie Mills, Pieces of a Dream, George Michael, and Phyllis Hyman. Initially, Holloway sung with her sister Paula, and Annette Hardeman; the trio sung in school and churches and later backed many of Philadelphia's finest singers. Recent projects include a guest appearance on Philly Nights, on Expansion Records, which enabled her to record her first solo album Big, Bad & Beautiful, also on Expansion.