Freda Payne

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Band Of Gold - Re-Record Freda Payne Band Of Gold (Remix)
I Get High Freda Payne Lost Soul Treasures
Band Of Gold - Re-Record Freda Payne Band Of Gold
Band of Gold Freda Payne Northern Soul Keep the Faith
Bring The Boys Home Freda Payne Band Of Gold
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Bring The Boys Home Freda Payne On The Inside
'Round Midnight Freda Payne After The Lights Go Down Low (LPR)
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You'd Be so Nice to Come Home To Freda Payne Come Back to Me Love
Bring the Boys Home (Re-Recorded Version) Freda Payne The Best of Al Wilson, Freda Payne & Three Degrees
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Awaken My Lonely One Freda Payne After The Lights Go Down Low (LPR)
Bring The Boys Home Freda Payne Soul Masters: Freda Payne
Bring The Boys Home Freda Payne Freda Payne Greatest Hits
Band Of Gold - Almighty Radio Edit Freda Payne Band Of Gold (Almighty Mixes)
Save Your Love for Me Freda Payne Come Back to Me Love
I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water Freda Payne Come Back to Me Love
Bring the Boys Home - Re-Record Freda Payne Band of Gold
Welcome To The Human Race Freda Payne On The Inside
I Just Have to Know Freda Payne Come Back to Me Love
Band Of Gold - Almighty Radio Edit Freda Payne Almighty Presents: Almighty 1's
You Don't Know Freda Payne Come Back to Me Love
Haven't We Met Freda Payne Come Back to Me Love
Come Back to Me Love Freda Payne Come Back to Me Love
Midnight Sun Freda Payne Come Back to Me Love
The Perfect Time of the Year Freda Payne Christmas With Freda, Family & Friends
Seems So Long Freda Payne Lost In Love
Band Of Gold Freda Payne Freda Payne Greatest Hits
Deeper And Deeper Freda Payne Freda Payne Greatest Hits
Welcome To The Human Race Freda Payne City Teacher - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Band Of Gold Freda Payne Soul Masters: Freda Payne
Deeper And Deeper Freda Payne Soul Masters: Freda Payne
After The Lights Go Down Low Freda Payne After The Lights Go Down Low (LPR)
Sweet Pumpkin Freda Payne After The Lights Go Down Low (LPR)
Blue Piano Freda Payne After The Lights Go Down Low (LPR)
The Things We Love To Do Freda Payne After The Lights Go Down Low (LPR)
Sweet September Freda Payne After The Lights Go Down Low (LPR)
I Cried For You Freda Payne After The Lights Go Down Low (LPR)
Out Of This World Freda Payne After The Lights Go Down Low (LPR)
Lonely Woman Freda Payne After The Lights Go Down Low (LPR)
I Wish I Knew Freda Payne After The Lights Go Down Low (LPR)
It's Time Freda Payne After The Lights Go Down Low (LPR)
It's Yours To Have Freda Payne Payne And Pleasure
Didn't I Tell You Freda Payne Payne And Pleasure
I Get Carried Away Freda Payne Payne And Pleasure
Run For Your Life Freda Payne Payne And Pleasure
Don't Wanna Be Left Out Freda Payne Payne And Pleasure
Shadows On The Wall Freda Payne Payne And Pleasure

Freda Charcelia Payne (born September 19, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American singer and actress. As a teenager, she attended the Institute of Musical Arts; she soon began singing radio commercial jingles and took part in (and won many of) local TV and radio talent shows. In 1963, she moved to New York City and worked with many different singers including Quincy Jones, Pearl Bailey, and Bill Cosby. During that same year, her debut album (of jazz), After the Lights Go Down Low and Much More!!!, was released on the Impulse! label. Three years later, she released her second album of jazz, How Do You Say I Don't Love You Anymore, for MGM Records. In 1969, her old friends back home in Detroit, Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Edward Holland, Jr., persuaded her to sign with their newly-formed record label Invictus. During that same year, her first Invictus single, "Unhooked Generation" (a minor R&B hit), was released. Shortly thereafter, songwriters Edythe Wayne and Ron Dunbar offered her a song entitled "Band of Gold". Almost immediately, in early 1970, the song became an instant pop smash reaching #3 in the US and #1 in the UK; it also gave Payne her first gold record. An album of the same name proved to be fairly successful as well. Other Invictus singles included "Deeper and Deeper", "You Brought the Joy", and the Vietnam protest song "Bring the Boys Home" (#12, 1971; her second gold record). Her other Invictus albums were Contact (1971), The Best of Freda Payne (1972, a compilation which included four new, unissued songs), and her last Invictus album Reaching Out (1973). In 1973, being dissatisfied with her royalties (which were very low to begin with), she left Invictus and recorded albums for ABC/Dunhill and Capitol, but she never found the commercial success she had with Invictus. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.