Last night Marsha Ambrosius headlined an intimate show at North London venue Dingwalls and exclusively shared her stunning cover version of late great soul legend Teena Marie‘s ‘Yes Indeed’, from Lady T’s final Motown album It Must Be Magic (1981).
“Yes Indeed” was cited as a personal favorite by Teena Marie, who gave Ms Ambrosius her personal seal of approval on the cover.
“She used to do ‘Say Yes’ in her set, and that’s how we got talking…” Ambrosius revealed, playing her version of the song to the crowd through a laptop. “Back when I thought I was recording a solo album I was like, ‘I love ‘Portuguese Love’ and I love ‘Yes Indeed’ and I would love to cover it,’ and she gave me the ‘Okay girl!'”
“Then she heard it and she gave me approval. That means a lot to me; for a singer to respect you is like a whole other thing… To have the respect of someone like that is like, I’m doing the right thing with my life…”