Linda Ronstadt – Heat Wave (1976)

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Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is an American popular music singer. She has earned 11 Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, an ALMA Award, and numerous United States and internationally certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums. She has also earned nominations for a Tony Award and a Golden Globe award.

Linda Ronstadt has collaborated with artists from a diverse spectrum of genres including Bette Midler, Billy Eckstine, Frank Zappa, Rosemary Clooney, Flaco Jiménez, Philip Glass, Warren Zevon, Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, Johnny Cash, and Nelson Riddle. She has lent her voice to over 120 albums and has sold more than 100 million records, making her one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time.

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Linda Ronstadt – Heat Wave (1976)

Christopher Loudon of Jazz Times noted in 2004, Ronstadt is “Blessed with arguably the most sterling set of pipes of her generation … rarest of rarities – a chameleon who can blend into any background yet remain boldly distinctive … It’s an exceptional gift; one shared by few others.”

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“Heat Wave” is a 1963 single penned by the Holland–Dozier–Holland songwriting team and made popular by the Motown group Martha and the Vandellas. Released as a single on July 9, 1963, on the Motown subsidiary label Gordy, it peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 on the Billboard Hot R&B chart. It was later covered by rock vocalist Linda Ronstadt on her Platinum-selling 1975 album Prisoner in Disguise. Ronstadt’s version of the song was also released as a single in September 1975, reaching number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2010 Phil Collins had some success with his remake of the song.

Linda Ronstadt remade “Heat Wave” for her album Prisoner in Disguise which was recorded at The Sound Factory in Hollywood between February and June 1975 and released that October. Ronstadt’s sideman Andrew Gold told Rolling Stone: “[her] band had been trying to get Linda to add it to her [live] set for quite awhile [sic]…one night at a Long Island club called My Father’s Place we received six encores and we’d run of tunes.

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