Robyn Simone interviews singer Angela Bofill, who is the latest subject of an upcoming episode of “Unsung,” airing tomorrow night at 9PM on TV One.
With a gorgeous voice and five octave range, exotic beauty and an intoxicating stage presence, Angela Bofil took the music world by storm. A native New Yorker who grew up in Harlem and the Bronx, she was a trained musician and sophisticated singer who invested ballads like “Tonight I Give In,” “This Time I’ll be Sweeter,” and her ode to heartbreak, “I Try” with palpable emotion. She could belt out hot dance numbers like “Too Tough,” and gospel-inflected inspirational hymns like “I’m on Your Side” with equal aplomb.
But after a run of hits in the 1980s, she faded rapidly from view, as record labels trained their sights on a younger generation of video vixens. Bofill soldiered on for two decades, only to be literally…
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