#MORNINGLYNN Lynn’s singing career began with her church choir when she was a young girl. Her professional singing career began in 1976 when, at 19, she obtained a job as a backing vocalist for the national touring company of the musical drama The Wiz.[1] Eventually, she obtained the role of Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West, during the six-month national tour. Before her appearance in The Wiz, she appeared on an episode of The Gong Show,[3] a daytime entertainment TV show in June 1976,[1] performing Joe Cocker‘s “You Are So Beautiful“.

She began the 1990s without a record contract. She did mostly session work for Richard Marx[6] albums, Rush Street and Paid Vacation, as well as Luther Vandross’s Your Secret Love album. During 1995, after a six-year hiatus from recording her own material, Lynn teamed with producer/songwriter Teddy Riley (formerly of the new jack swing music group Guy), to record her ninth album, Good Time. It was released in Japan and the UK, and later in the United States as an imported CD. It featured on the nightclub-fave single album “Guarantee for My Heart”.

In 1996, Sony Records/Legacy released Got to Be Real – The Best of Cheryl Lynn, which included Lynn’s most successful recordings from her years with Columbia Records. This was followed soon by another compilation CD, The Real Thing, which featured other recordings from Lynn’s first six albums.

Two years later, she performed on HBO‘s Sinbad’s Summer Soul Jam 4 (1998), hosted by comedian Sinbad.

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