|#||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|
|5||Private Conversations||8||Audio||1987||Amherst Records|
|7||Private Conversations||4||Audio||1987||Amherst Records|
|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)|
|15||If You Should Ever Be Lonely||3||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|
|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].