Rockin’ Chair – Gwen McCrae (1975)
Born Gwen Mosley, this American singer married George McCrae in the 60’s, and they initially performed as a duo. Gwen was the first to land a solo recording contract, but George was the first to land a big solo hit, in 1974. The McCraes split in 1976, and Gwen continued to score moderate R&B hits into the early 80’s. She retired from the music industry in the mid-80’s, but returned in the late 80’s to seize upon her popularity in the UK. She returned to the US in the 90’s and released her last R&B studio albums. In 2004, Gwen released her first gospel album, but she returned to her R&B roots the next year when she joined the Soulpower Allstars for a European tour which resulted in a live album. Gwen’s latest effort, a single, came out in 2010.