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Lady Flash was an American R&B trio composed of singers Lorraine Mazzola, Monica Burruss, and Debra Byrd. They were the backing vocal group for Barry Manilow in the 1970s, and released one hit of their own, 1976's "Street Singin'". The tune, which was written, arranged and produced by Manilow, hit #27 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song came from their album, Beauties In The Night.

Originally called The Flashy Ladies, a reference to a song on Manilow's first album, the trio (with Ramona Brooks, whom Burruss replaced in 1976) sang backing vocals for Manilow in live performance. Their first recorded appearance was in 1975.

Lorraine Mazzola was previously a member of Reparata and the Delrons.

Debra Byrd is currently the vocal coach for contestants on "American Idol".

References

  • Joel Whitburn. The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. 7th edn, 2000

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