Category: Celebrities

Backed by an outstanding assortment of session musicians and continually partnered with songwriters who were able to best direct her voice, Maxine´s 1976 DEBUT LP Right Back Where We Started From also proved to be a Hit in the United States. With 4 singles, including the title track and fellow chartmate Gotta Be The One the album reached Number 65 in the United States. The following year brought the Denny Diante-produced Night Life album which placed Love Hit Me (another U.K. Hit) and a cover of the Delfonic´s Didn’t I Blow Your Mind This Time into heavy club rotation.

Lead Me On followed in 1979, bringing her another U.S chart appearance, this time at Number 5 with the title single released on Windsong. The Bittersweet LP followed the next year, leaving room for a fine compilation, It’s A Beautiful Thing to round up all the hits in 1982. That same year she recorded a duet with Jimmy Ruffin, Turn To Me. The song never registered on the Pop charts, but in November gave Maxine her first R&B Top 20 Debut. Maxine recorded another single with Brian Short in 1981 called Rendezvous on A&M records.

Maxine has toured all over the world including..Europe, Australia, Asia, Japan, mainland China, Mexico, Denmark, Costa Rica, Canada, Venezuela, Spain, Greece, France, Germany and Africa. Some of the artists that Maxine recently shared the bill with Santana, the Commodores, Lionel Richie, Boz Scaggs, the Average White Band, Rose Royce, the Temptations, Marilyn McCoo/Billy Davis jr and Isaac Hayes. Maxine has performed at many Jazz Festivals in the United States and in the islands including The Barbados Music Festival, the Curacao Music Festival and recently in St. Kitts Jazz Festival. Maxine also performed with Steve Reid´s Bamboo Forest and she appears on their Dreamscapes CD released in 2001.