Discovered by the Late Harold Melvin – Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, Angela got her Professional start at 5. By singing in the front bar of the lauded Club Harlem in Atlantic City, eventually becoming the opener for all of the club’s most famous headliners such as; THE STYLISTICS, BLUE MAGIC,TEDDY PENDERGRASS, PHYLLIS HYMAN, THE DRAMATICS, THE HEATWAVE ,BANDRAY GOODMAN & BROWN, THE MARVELETTES, THE SHIRELLESPIECES OF A DREAM, STANLEY TURRENTINE, BUSTER WILLIAMS, MANDRILL BAND, and WAR. Angela has performed for U.S. soldiers in 35 different countries while travelling with the United Services Organization, (USO), U.S. Department of Defense. From Korea to Cuba, her travels took the singer back and forth from her hometown in Atlantic City to locations around the globe.
By inspiring the hearts of her community and their families in her hometown of Atlantic City, Ms. Burton was honored for her lifetime of work by receiving the 2016 Hometown Achievement Award. Her strong work ethics, love for God, strong faith, and determination worked together with the successful release of her new album “Passion and Pain”
If you’re anything like me, and you wonder where all the good music has gone, aghast at the ever-increasing paucity of deep meaningful soul and the ever-increasing dominance of superficial, gimmicky R&B, then Angela Burton’s 15-track album, “PASSION AND PAIN” might reassure you. Angela Burton’s lineage is not only clear in her warm vocal tone, style and phrasing but also in the kind of music she chooses to sing.
Angela Burton’s voice is lush cream, warm and gorgeous, but at the same time her inherent musicianship is always at hand to assure that the singing remains clear and sentient. Perhaps as more lovers of fine music discover her, Angela Burton will embrace the customary status associated with the particularly gifted and iconic singers of our time. Highly recommended!