Vocalist Taana Gardner was one of the leading lights of West End Records, a New York label that released some of the finest and most influential disco and post-disco recordings of the late '70s and early '80s. The Newark, New Jersey-born Gardner knew that she wanted to act and sing at an early age. When she was only five years old, she took vocal lessons from grandmother, a former opera singer. Before she hit her teens, Gardner was already a playwright whose work was featured at the Lincoln Center and at the Apollo.
It was something of a fluke that Gardner became involved wit... Read more