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Freda Payne

Freda Charcilia Payne

Also known as D. Payne, F. Payne, Freday Payne, Payne
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# Cover Release title Total tracks Download mp3 album Release date Label fo release
31 Freda Payne - Stares And Whispers Stares And Whispers 7 Freda Payne - Stares And Whispers mp3 1977 Capitol Records
32 Freda Payne - Band Of Gold / Bong Bong (I Love You Madly) Band Of Gold / Bong Bong (I Love You Madly) 2 Freda Payne - Band Of Gold / Bong Bong (I Love You Madly) mp3 Oldies 45
33 Freda Payne - Band Of Gold Band Of Gold 2 Freda Payne - Band Of Gold mp3 1984 HDH Records
34 Freda Payne - Reaching Out Reaching Out 10 Freda Payne - Reaching Out mp3 1973 Invictus
35 Freda Payne - Contact Contact 11 Freda Payne - Contact mp3 1971 Invictus
36 Freda Payne - I Get High (On Your Memory) I Get High (On Your Memory) 2 Freda Payne - I Get High (On Your Memory) mp3 1977 Capitol Records
37 Freda Payne - Supernatural High Supernatural High 8 Freda Payne - Supernatural High mp3 1978 Capitol Records
38 Freda Payne - Love Magnet Love Magnet 2 Freda Payne - Love Magnet mp3 1977-11-16
39 Freda Payne - Deeper And Deeper Deeper And Deeper 2 Freda Payne - Deeper And Deeper mp3 1970-11-00 Invictus
40 Freda Payne - Rock Me In The Cradle (Of Your Lovin' Arms) Rock Me In The Cradle (Of Your Lovin' Arms) 2 Freda Payne - Rock Me In The Cradle (Of Your Lovin' Arms) mp3 1971-06-00 Invictus
41 Freda Payne - Payne And Pleasure Payne And Pleasure 9 Freda Payne - Payne And Pleasure mp3 2009-11-17 Reel Music
42 Freda Payne - I Wanna See You Soon I Wanna See You Soon 2 Freda Payne - I Wanna See You Soon mp3 1977 Capitol Records
43 Freda Payne - In Motion In Motion 2 Freda Payne - In Motion mp3 1982 Sutra Records
44 Freda Payne - Cherish What Is Dear To You (While It's Near To You) / The World Don't Owe You A Thing Cherish What Is Dear To You (While It's Near To You) / The World Don't Owe You A Thing 2 Freda Payne - Cherish What Is Dear To You (While It's Near To You) / The World Don't Owe You A Thing mp3 1971 Invictus
45 Freda Payne - Band Of Gold Band Of Gold 2 Freda Payne - Band Of Gold mp3 1973 Invictus
46 Freda Payne - Love Magnet Love Magnet 2 Freda Payne - Love Magnet mp3 1977 Capitol Records
47 Freda Payne - Red Hot Red Hot 2 Freda Payne - Red Hot mp3 1979 Capitol Records
48 Freda Payne - Love Magnet ( Love Magnet ("El Magnetismo Del Amor") 2 Freda Payne - Love Magnet ( mp3 1978 Capitol Records
49 Freda Payne - Love Magnet Love Magnet 2 Freda Payne - Love Magnet mp3 1977
50 Freda Payne - Reaching Out Reaching Out 10 Freda Payne - Reaching Out mp3 1973 Invictus
51 Freda Payne - In Motion In Motion 2 Freda Payne - In Motion mp3 1982 Buddah Records
52 Freda Payne - Payne And Pleasure Payne And Pleasure 9 Freda Payne - Payne And Pleasure mp3 1974 Probe
53 Freda Payne - Red Hot Red Hot 2 Freda Payne - Red Hot mp3 1979
54 Freda Payne - Band Of Gold Band Of Gold 2 Freda Payne - Band Of Gold mp3 1970 Invictus
55 Freda Payne - Deeper & Deeper Deeper & Deeper 2 Freda Payne - Deeper & Deeper mp3 1970-11-00 Invictus
56 Freda Payne - Cherish What Is Dear To You (While It's Near To You) Cherish What Is Dear To You (While It's Near To You) 2 Freda Payne - Cherish What Is Dear To You (While It's Near To You) mp3 1971 Invictus
57 Freda Payne - Bring The Boys Back Home Bring The Boys Back Home 2 Freda Payne - Bring The Boys Back Home mp3 1971-07-00 Invictus
58 Freda Payne - I Get High (On Your Memory) I Get High (On Your Memory) 2 Freda Payne - I Get High (On Your Memory) mp3 1977-04-00 Capitol Records
59 Freda Payne - I Wanna See You Soon I Wanna See You Soon 2 Freda Payne - I Wanna See You Soon mp3 1977 Capitol Records
60 Freda Payne - In Motion In Motion 2 Freda Payne - In Motion mp3 1982 Sutra Records
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b. 19th September 1942, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A



Freda Charcilia Payne was born September 19, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan to Frederick and Charsilee Payne. She attended Palmer Elementary School and Crossman Elementary School. Payne also modeled and took ballet and Afro-Cuban dance. In 1956, while at Hutchins Middle School, she appeared on the nationally televised Ted Mack's The Original Amateur Hour. Singing jingles, Payne was featured on WJR radio's Make Way for Youth and many other local television and radio shows. Payne's mother spurned a contract from, then unknown, Barry Gordy. When she graduated from Central High School in 1959, Payne toured with [a=Pearl Bailey]'s musical review and sang with the Duke Ellington Band. Her first album was After the Lights Go Down for ABC's Impulse Records in 1962.



Moving to New York City in 1963, Payne made appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The Merv Griffin Show and The Dick Cavette Show. In 1964, she joined the [a=Four Tops], [a=Billy Eckstine], and [a=Nipsey Russell] on the [a=Quincy Jones] Tour. Payne was understudy for [a=Leslie Uggams] in Broadway's Hallelujah Baby! in 1967. She also performed in the Equity Theatre production of Lost in the Stars. Stardom for Payne began when she signed with Invictus Records, ran by her old Detroit friends, [a=Brian Holland], [a=Edward Holland, Jr.] and [a=Lamont Dozier] (formerly of Motown) in 1969. Payne's smash single "Band of Gold" in 1970 was ranked #1 in the U.K. and #3 in the U.S.A., her first gold record. Other hits included "Deeper and Deeper", "You Brought Me Joy" and the anti-war, "Bring the Boys Home". As her star kept rising, Payne appeared in television specials and toured the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan. Although she left Invictus in 1973, to date she has recorded 21 albums including several remakes of "Band of Gold". In 1974, she made the cover of Jet magazine after she was dubbed a Dame of Malta, by the Knights of Malta and the Sovereign Military and Hospital Order of St. John of Jerusalem by the Prince of Rumania. Payne hosted Todays Black Woman, a talk show, in 1980 - 81 before joining the cast of [a=Duke Ellington]'s Sophisticated Ladies in 1982. She also starred in productions of Ain't Misbehavin' with [a=Della Reese], The Blues in the Night, Jellies Last Jam with [a=Gregory Hines] and [a=Savion Glover] into the 1990's. Payne film appearances include: Private Obsession (1995), Sprung (1997), Ragdoll (1999), The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000) and Fire and Ice (2001).



Returning to her jazz roots, Payne recently toured with [a=Darlene Love] in a critically acclaimed revue entitled "Love and Payne". With a son from her 1976 marriage to [a=Gregory Abbott], the fitness conscious Payne lives in the Hollywood Hills. Her sister, [a=Scherrie Payne], also a singer, was a member of Glass House and the last lead singer of the Supremes.



Payne was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on April 28, 2005.

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