Freda Payne

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by Freda Payne

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Freda Charcilia Payne, 19 September 1945, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Schooled in jazz and classical music, this urbane singer attended the Institute Of Musical Arts and worked with Pearl Bailey prior to recording her debut album in 1963 for MGM Records. Payne signed to Holland/Dozier/Holland’s label Invictus Records and her first recording, ‘The Unhooked Generation’, introduced a new-found soul style, but it was the magnificent follow-up, ‘Band Of Gold’ (1970), that... Read more

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soul
female vocalists
northern soul
disco
free soul
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