Linda Lyndell a white girl that just happened to sing in both Black and White churches would be forced to stop singing in the 1990s because of threats from the Ku Klux Klan and other White Supremacy groups.
Linda was born in Gainesville, Florida and attended both Black and White churches even though she was White. She learned how to sing the Black Gospels and learned how to phrase them that by the time she was in her teens, she was singing with R&B groups. In the 1960s she started to back up artists like James Brown, and Ike & Tina Turner.
Through this, she was noticed by Volt Records and would release a song written by Isaac Hayes and Dave Porter. That song did not hit with the R&B and Soul crowd, but her second song would go on to establish her as an authentic Blue-Eyed Soul artist.
It was after the release of this song that the threats from White Supremacist groups started and forced her into early retirement.
In 1993, Salt & Pepa would do a Rap Sample of “What A Man,” that also was a hit. It was so well received it brought Linda back out of retirement.
Let us listen to Linda Lyndell with “What A Man.”