Monday, September 18, 2017

R&B Singer Song Writer Lalomie Washburn 2004 Inglewood Park Cemetery

Lalomie (Lomie) Washburn was a R and B Singer Song Writer.

She was born on August 25, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee and went on to sing backup with such legends as Ray Charles, Ike and Tina Turner and Chaka Khan. She wrote songs for and with Rufus and Chaka Khan, New Birth, Buddy Miles, The Brothers Johnson and Aretha Franklin.

She signed with the Parachute label in 1977, where she released her first album My Music is Hot. She went on to launch a solo career, which drew a large following in Germany in the 1970s and 1980s.

In 1992 she released several 12" singles, and in 1997 a second (self titled) solo album. She came back to Omaha to do a small tour when in her mid fifties.

Lalomie Washburn died on Sept 18, 2004 in Los Angeles. In 2005 she was inducted into the Omaha Black Music Hall of Fame. She is interred at Inglewood Park Cemetery.

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