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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 able to make a name for herself with powerful… read more

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  • Avatar for wendell3
    Real music indeed. Damn didn't know she died until I opened this page.
  • Avatar for HerrHerr
    Sad to hear. RIP.
  • Avatar for kidoriginal
    RIP Marva!
  • Avatar for mrsean20
    RIP
  • Avatar for Kym-B
    Real music.
  • Avatar for funknfusion
    Used to play Marva's music regularly in my sets back in the day. Funky grooves like her's never get old. :-)
  • Avatar for soulfinger87
    Get together now!
  • Avatar for djrosej
    nice to list to good musics
  • Avatar for HerrHerr
    god, this is absolutely magnificent work!!
  • Avatar for freestyle-helen
    so good. <3

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