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Susaye Greene was born in Houston, Texas and attended and graduated from the 'New York City High School of Performing Arts' (Made famous in the musical Fame)


(Susaye Greene - Second from left to right.)

Greene sang with Ray Charles' 'Raelettes' and was the only Raelette to sing at Ray's funeral.

She is an acomplished songwritter whose credits include 'Free', which she co-wrote for Deneice Williams 1991 'This Is Niecy' album, and ' Can't Help It' co-written with Stevie Wonder for Michael Jackson's 1979 'Off the Wall' album. On Stevie's 'Joy Inside My Tears', Susaye was the exclusive backing singer

If that is not impressive enough, she is noted for being the last official member to join Motown group 'The Supremes' from 1976-1977 and has been credited for adding a new dimension to the group's live act with her technical training and five-octave range.

She recorded two albums with the group in 1976; 'High Energy' and 'Mary, Scherrie and Susaye'. In 1977, after Mary left the group, Susaye recorded Motown's 'Partners' (1979), including 'Luvbug' (featuring Ray Charles) and 'You've Been Good To Me', with Scherrie Payne as Scherrie & Susaye while also hosting her own TV show 'Hollywood Hot'.



In 1984 Susaye moved to London, England after meeting her husband and in the 90's she sang lead in saxophonist Courtney Pine's recording 'Children Of The Ghetto' and recorded Motorcity's solo singles 'Stop I Need You Now' (1990) and her own version of 'Free' (1991).




In 2002 released her first album, 'No Fear Here' (Most of the songs were written by Susaye) and in 2005 she released her second album 'Brave New Shoes'

M J B, up close by Susaye Greene by susaye greene
M J B, up close by Susaye Greene by susaye greene

(Featured Artist of the day at Imagekind.com on October 18, 2009)

She is also an incredible painter, photographer and Ambassador to California for 'Goodwill Treaty for World Peace' www.goodwilltreaty.org.

Current projects:

- Collaborating on a new CD with UK artist Matti Roots. www.mattiroots.com. "I'm very excited about this project", says Susaye.

- She is very involved in the music soundtrack of her friend James Bartling's indie film Nostalgia, which comes out early next year. "The music is all vocals, no instruments and is attracting a lot of attention because of its' unique treatment. I've been commissioned to paint the poster for the film too"

- Photographer Kim Carlsberg ( www.kimcarlsberg.com ) has invited Greene to be a part of her new book.

- She is recording a new CD for release in 2010.


"I'm the most excited woman I know!..." ~ Susaye Greene


It is an honor to have with us ColoredPeople.net's talented member Susaye Greene on November 5, 2009 at 7pm Pacific/9pm Central/10pm Eastern at BlogTalkRadio.com/ColoredPeople

Join your host Tania-Maria Xavier as she talks to this beautiful sister about her life and current projects.

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