By the age of ten, Pamala had recorded her first three singles, and by seventeen, she began her solo career. After moving to New York in 1977, and finding additional success in national commercial work, Pamala landed a recording contract with EMI in Germany and began touring extensively. While recording in Berlin, Pamala wrote the album "This Is Hot" with Joachim Heider, her producer, and David Zipple. They also included songs from Lou Shere and Rhonda Roberts.
Pamala spent the next year touring and promoting her album throughout Europe. Eventually signing with EMI America, Pamala released "This Is Hot" in 1979. This single reached #13 on US Disco charts and received great acclaim in Europe, Mexico and South America. In 1983, Pamala's single, "I Don't Want To Talk About it," written by her brother, James Lee Stanley, shot up to #13 on the Billboard Disco charts.
This set the stage for tours throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada, and introduced Pamala to national television shows like Solid Gold. Her next single, "Coming Out of Hiding," reached the Top 5 in 1984 on the Disco charts. "Coming Out Of Hiding" was #4 for the year in 1984 on the same Billboard charts, and the video received extensive worldwide airplay on networks, including MTV, and on shows like Top 40 Videos. In 1986, Pamala's "If Looks Could Kill" single reached the top 20 in the Disco charts.
This song also received wide publicity with its inclusion in the Schwarzenegger film, "Raw Deal." Pamala topped off the 80's by re-releasing "Coming Out Of Hiding -- The Sequel" on CD, which included the amazing singles, "Got The Fever" and "Body Time." In 1992, Pamala stormed Las Vegas and blew away audiences at the Hilton, Sands and Riviera with her sensational voice and irrepressible style. While performing in Vegas, Pamala was offered a headlining spot at Club Evangeline in Ft. Lauderdale Beach. Two years later, she formed the widely popular Pamala Stanley Band -- the hottest New Orleans Boogie Band in So.
Florida. PSB stopped traffic on Las Olas with its Blues Jazz style, and in 1996, responding to demand, the Pamala Stanley Band released "'Live and Cookin'." This upbeat, live, outdoor concert CD wowed the critics and added fuel to Pamala's reputation for excellence. In 1997, Pamala made a critical career decision and left PSB to go solo. The break from The Pamala Stanley Band gave Pamala the time she had longed for to write originals and develop her own style of singing the Jazz classics.
Demand for her astounding talents as a blues and jazz artist swelled as she performed throughout South Florida. Pamala began performing nightly at the Riverside Hotel on Las Olas Boulevard, finding yet another eager audience for her unequaled talent. Once again, responding to demand for her music, Pamala released "It's All In The Game," a CD filled with Jazz classics recorded with the Eddie Higgins Quartet. The response was like nothing anyone had seen before. 2003 brought a new adventure for Pamala when she began relationships with Norwegian, Celebrity, Royal Carribean and Atlantis Cruise Lines.
Traveling extensively, Pamala's popularity has grown beyond her wildest dreams. Her fan base spans the globe, and she is constantly invited to perform in venues all over the world, including Greece, England, the United States and South America. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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