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Carole Fredericks

Carole Fredericks

Carole Fredericks


Carole Denise Fredericks (June 5, 1952, Springfield, Massachusetts - June 7, 2001, Dakar, Senegal) was an American singer most famous for her recordings in France. She was the youngest sister of blues musician Taj Mahal. At 20 years old, she moved to California where she began her career as a singer. In 1979, she emigrated to France. There she established a successful career as a session singer and background vocalist for premier musicians and performers including Elton John Read more on Last.fm
Carole Denise Fredericks (June 5, 1952, Springfield, Massachusetts - June 7, 2001, Dakar, Senegal) was an American singer most famous for her recordings in France. She was the youngest sister of blues musician Taj Mahal. At 20 years old, she moved to California where she began her career as a singer. In 1979, she emigrated to France. There she established a successful career as a session singer and background vocalist for premier musicians and performers including Elton John, Eric Clapton, Duran Duran, Mylène Farmer, Johnny Hallyday, Patricia Kaas, Julien Clerc, Ishtar and Francis Cabrel. In 1990, she joined Jean-Jacques Goldman and Michael Jones to form the trio Fredericks Goldman Jones.

The trio performed together for ten years, from 1990 to 2000. They recorded five albums and toured extensively throughout Europe, South East Asia, Japan, and Africa. In 1995 Carole Fredericks sang background vocals on the album D'eux written by Jean-Jacques for Céline Dion. The album was released in the United States under the name The French Album. Carole Fredericks recorded two solo albums Springfield which was released July 1996 and Couleurs et Parfums released in 1999. Carole Fredericks died of a heart attack in 2001 in Dakar, Senegal. She was 49 years old.

She is buried in Montmartre Cemetery in Paris, France. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carole_Fredericks 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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