Val Young

Val Young

Also known as V. Y. Andrews, V. Young, V.Young, Val, Val "Lady V" Young, Val Young Andrews, Valerie Young

Discography of Val Young:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Seduction / If You Should Ever Be Lonely 3 Audio 1985 Gordy
2 If You Should Ever Be Lonely 3 Audio 1985 Motown
3 Seduction 2 Audio 1985 Motown
4 Seduction 9 Audio 1985 Motown
5 Private Conversations 8 Audio 1987 Amherst Records
6 Seduction 2 Audio 1985 Gordy
7 Private Conversations 4 Audio 1987 Amherst Records
8 Seduction 2 Audio 1985 Gordy
9 If You Should Ever Be Lonely 3 Audio 1985 Gordy
10 Don't Look Any Further / If You Should Ever Be Lonely 2 Audio 2005-11-00 Gordy
11 If You Should Ever Be Lonely 2 Audio 1985 Gordy
12 Don't Make Me Wait 2 Audio 1987 Amherst Records
13 To Live & Die In LA. 3 Audio 1996 Death Row Records (2)
14 Seduction 9 Audio 1985
15 If You Should Ever Be Lonely 3 Audio 1985 Gordy
16 Seduction 9 Audio 2007 PTG Records
17 Seduction 2 Audio 1985 Gordy
18 Private Conversations 2 Audio 1987
19 Seduction 2 Audio 1985 Gordy
20 Seduction 2 Audio 1985 Gordy
21 Seduction 2 Audio 1985 Not On Label
22 If You Should Ever Be Lonely 2 Audio 1985 Gordy
23 If You Should Ever Be Lonely 3 Audio 1985 Gordy
24 To Live & Die In L.A 3 Audio 1997 ZAC Records
25 Seduction 2 Audio 1985 Gordy
26 If You Should Ever Be Lonely 3 Audio 1985 Motown
27 Don't Look Any Further / If I Should Be Lonely / Haven't You Heard / Smack Dab In The Middle 4 Audio Master Cuts


Val Young (or Lady V as she is sometimes known as) was rumored to have been discovered in the late 1970's by [a=George Clinton] when he (allegedly) incorporated her into the [a=Brides Of Funkenstein], one of the many acts in his [a=Funkadelic] stable.

These facts, however, are currently under discussion on the basis of contradictory information being brought to light by ex-[a=Funkadelic] vocalist [a=Dawn Silva].

Val joined [a=Gap Band, The], where she was featured on the funk classic "Oops Upside Your Head". In the same period, she also recorded with [a=Roy Ayers] as a background vocalist. Eventually, after five albums with [a=Gap Band, The], she attracted the attention of black music trailblazer [a=Rick James]. Impressed as much by her striking physical appearance as by her musical talents, James promoted her as the "Black Marilyn Monroe".

He also produced her 1985 hit album "Seduction", which contained two top 30 R & B hits.

"If You Should Ever Be Lonely" was a successful single in 1986, before Val left James's umbrella to start a solo career at [l=Amherst Records].

At Amherst, she released a 12" single entitled "Private Conversations" in 1987.

Val has adopted a low profile since that release, recording background vocals, sporadically, for various rap acts including [a=Warren G], [a=Nate Dogg], [a=Too Short] and [a=2Pac].

Val recently joined a reformed [a=Mary Jane Girls], taking the place of lead singer [a=Joanne McDuffie].


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