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Marva Whitney (born Marva Ann Manning in Kansas City, Kansas on May 1, 1944 - December 22, 2012) was an American soul/funk singer. She is considered by many funk enthusiasts to be one of the "rawest" and "brassiest" music divas.

Whitney's performing career started as early as three years old while touring with her family's gospel group, the Manning Gospel Singers. Singing with James Brown in the late 1960s, she was…

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  • Real music indeed. Damn didn't know she died until I opened this page.
  • Sad to hear. RIP.
  • RIP Marva!
  • RIP
  • Real music.
  • Used to play Marva's music regularly in my sets back in the day. Funky grooves like her's never get old. :-)
  • Get together now!
  • nice to list to good musics
  • god, this is absolutely magnificent work!!
  • so good. <3

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