Tawatha Agee

Lead Singer, Mtume
Tawatha Agee — Photo Credit: Shefik

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Tawatha Agee (born November 14, 1954, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American background singer and songwriter. Her voice has been described in The New York Times as an "acrobatic, gospel-charged soprano." She was the lead singer of the soul/R&B band Mtume; her soulful lead vocals are featured on their 1983 R&B hit "Juicy Fruit".

Agee has worked consistently as a backing singer from the mid-1970s to the present day, predominantly with James Mtume, who produced her one solo album, Welcome to My Dream, for Epic Records in 1987. She is also a part of "the Lovely Ladies" trio, who tour with the Dave Matthews Band.

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Last Updated: June 9, 2021



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