Farewell To Teena Marie, The 'Ivory Queen Of Soul'

Teena Marie performs at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 1, 2010.
Teena Marie performs at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 1, 2010. Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Her hits in the '80s included "Lovergirl". A duet with Rick James, "Fire and Desire", is a classic on romance radio.

Take a quick break from the snow, the cold and the other "important" news of the day to hear a remarkable voice -- that of the "Ivory Queen of Soul," 54-year-old Teena Marie, who died over the weekend. We've got two pieces to share that include quick clips from some of Marie's hits.

Ed Gordon interviewed Marie for NPR in 2006:

According to the Associated Press, Marie was found dead Sunday in her Pasadena, Calif., home. Police think she died of natural causes.

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