Anita May & the Interstate 5

Anita May: Vocals

Genre: Blues & Soul, Pop

RIYL: Rosie and the Originals, Sandi and the Accents, Black Velvet, the Pearls, Lovations, Wendy Rene, Cynthia and Imaginations, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Honey and the Bees, Gents and the Lady, Marsha and the Esquires, Sandi & the Classics, Linda & the Centaurs

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Synoposis

Inception: San Diego, 1966

Influences: Gladys Knight & the Pips, Bettye Swann, Nancy Ames, Thelma Lindsey, Barbara Randolph, the Velvelettes, Lesley Gore, the Supremes, Regina Spektor

Background:

Anita May & the Interstate 5 was a northern soul group known for their 1968 Audio Arts single "Tarnished Angel," produced and written by J. J. Jackson, aka June Jackson (Bootleggers, the Jackaels) and featuring a catchy b-side called "When It's Dark." Many think "Tarnished Angel" is the answer record to Bertha Tillman's "Oh My Angel."

"Tarnished Angel" was reissued years later on a compilation album called Gangster Soul Girlz Harmony.

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