Rita Coolidge (born May 1, 1945, in Lafayette, Tennessee) is a Grammy Award winning American Singer.
Rita Coolidge's early career was as a backing vocalist, for artists such as Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton, and Leon Russell. Her performance of "Superstar" on the Cocker/Russell Mad Dogs and Englishmen album helped gain her attention.
She became known as "The Delta Lady" and inspired Leon Russell to write a song of the same name for her. She is also the "sweet little Indian girl" mentioned in David Crosby's song "Cowboy Movie" released on his album If I Could Only Remember My Name. It was during this time that she met Kris Kristofferson; the two married in 1973. With him, she recorded several duet albums which sold well, and earned them a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1974 for From the Bottle to the Bottom, and in 1976 for Lover Please.
She had several solo hit singles during the late 1970s with cover versions. Her first hit, "(Your Love Has...
Track listing: Turn Around and Love YouSuperstarThat Man Is My WeaknessBorn Under a Bad SignMud IslandI Believe in YouFamily Full of SoulNice Feelin'Only You KnowFeverBird on the WireThe Lady's Not for SaleA Song I'd Like to Sing (feat. Kris Kristofferson)Loving Arms (feat. Kris Kristofferson)Love Has No PrideNow Your Baby Is a LadyBorn to Love MeI Wanted It AllLate AgainAm I Blue?
Track listing: Higher and HigherThe Way You do the Things You DoWe're All AloneYouLove Me AgainSlow DancerPlease Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends (feat. Kris Kristofferson)One Fine DayI'd Rather Leave When I'm in LoveSomethin' 'Bout You Baby I Like (feat. Glen Campbell)Fool That I AmBasic LadyThe Closer You GetOnly YouAll Time HighLove Came for MeSomething Said LoveSurvivorPerfect StrangersCherokeeThe Way I Love You
Track listing: (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And HigherThe Way You Do The Things You DoWe're All AloneI Feel The BurdenI Don't Want To Talk About ItWordsGood TimesWho's to Bless And Who's To BlameSouthern LadyThe Hungry Years