Nona Hendryx ‎– Why Should I Cry? (The Boo Hoo Mix) (1987)

Nona Hendryx (born October 9, 1944) is an American vocalist, record producer, songwriter, musician, author, and actress.

Hendryx is known for her work as a solo artist as well as for being one-third of the trio Labelle, who had a hit with “Lady Marmalade.” Her music has ranged from soul, funk, dance, and R&B to hard rock, art rock, and world music.

Her biggest commercial success came with 1987’s single “Why Should I Cry?”, a top 5 R&B hit which also reached #58 on the Billboard 100. The accompanying album, Female Trouble, boasted an impressive list of contributors, including Peter Gabriel, Prince (“Baby A Go Go”), George Clinton, David Van Tieghem and Mavis Staples. Around this time, she became a member of the Black Rock Coalition, founded by Vernon Reid of Living Colour.

The Boo Hoo Mixes are by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.

Why Should I Cry? (The Boo Hoo Mix)                                   6:39

Why Should I Cry? (The Acappella Boo Hoo Mix)                   2:07

Why Should I Cry? (The Instrumental Boo Hoo Mix)                6:21

Why Should I Cry? (The Dub Boo Hoo Mix)                            5:24

Funkyland                                                                           4:01

Why Should I Cry? (Extended Version)                                  7:08


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