City Slang: Belita Woods memorial information



A family spokesman for Belita Woods has confirmed that there will be a memorial for the Brainstorm and Parliament - Funkadelic singer, who passed away on May 14, on Saturday, May 26, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Donations to the Belita Woods Memorial Fund can be made at any Fifth Third Bank branch office. Cards, condolences and donations to the fund can be mailed to: Joycelyn Goins c/o Belita Woods Memorial; P.O. Box 442268; Detroit, MI 48244. The family encourages friends and fans to visit Belita’s Official Facebook Fan Page.

“Belita Woods was lead singer of the late 1970s R&B group, Brainstorm. She also performed with Parliament-Funkadelic for two decades, beginning in 1992. Brainstorm’s 1977 debut album, Stormin’, featured the disco hit, “Lovin’ Is Really My Game,” and the R&B soul classic “This Must Be Heaven.” Their follow-up album, 1978’s Journey To The Light, featured a soul-funk sound, anchored by “We’re On Our Way Home” and “If You Ever Need To Cry.” Prior to joining Brainstorm, Woods released a single: “Magic Corner”/”Grounded” on Detroit's ‘Moira’ label in 1967.”

“Woods toured with the Parliament-Funkadelic P-Funk All-Stars for two decades, beginning in 1992. In 1996, Woods was featured on Too Short’s single “Gettin’ It,” the title track of his 1996 platinum-selling album, “Gettin It.” In 2001, she sang on four songs (“Scratched,” “When Jack Met Jill,” “Relax” and “Tempovision”) on French DJ/Producer Etienne de Crécy's Tempovision album. The song “Scratched” was produced by fellow P-Funk member Michael “Clip” Payne, who also sang on the song “Tempovision.” Woods also appeared on George Clinton's 2005 album, How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent? Her solo songs included: “Don't Dance Too Close,” “More Than Words Can Say” and “Saddest Day.”

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