Freda Payne

Freda Charcilia Payne

Also known as D. Payne, F. Payne, Freday Payne, Payne

Short biography of Freda Payne: 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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# Album cover Album title Tracks amount Download album in mp3? Official release date Production label
1 Freda Payne - Band Of Gold Band Of Gold 2
mp3, CD
1970 Invictus
2 Freda Payne - Band Of Gold Band Of Gold 12
mp3, CD
1970
3 Freda Payne - Band Of Gold Band Of Gold 2
mp3, CD
1970 Invictus
4 Freda Payne - Band Of Gold - The Best Of Freda Payne Band Of Gold - The Best Of Freda Payne 24
mp3, CD
2000 Castle Music
5 Freda Payne - Unhooked Generation / Deeper & Deeper Unhooked Generation / Deeper & Deeper 2
mp3, CD
1970 Invictus
6 Freda Payne - Band Of Gold Band Of Gold 2
mp3, CD
1993 Almighty Records
7 Freda Payne - You Brought The Joy You Brought The Joy 2
mp3, CD
1971 Invictus
8 Freda Payne - Lost In Love Lost In Love 2
mp3, CD
1976 ABC Records
9 Freda Payne - I'm Not Getting Any Better / The Road We Didn't Take I'm Not Getting Any Better / The Road We Didn't Take 2
mp3, CD
1971 Invictus
10 Freda Payne - After The Lights Go Down Low And Much More!!! After The Lights Go Down Low And Much More!!! 12
mp3, CD
1963 Impulse!
11 Freda Payne - Payne And Pleasure Payne And Pleasure 9
mp3, CD
1974 Dunhill
12 Freda Payne - Happy Days Are Here Again / Happy Music Happy Days Are Here Again / Happy Music 2
mp3, CD
1978
13 Freda Payne - Happy Days Are Here Again / Happy Music Happy Days Are Here Again / Happy Music 2
mp3, CD
1978 Capitol Records
14 Freda Payne - Deeper And Deeper (The Best Of Freda Payne) Deeper And Deeper (The Best Of Freda Payne) 13
mp3, CD
1989 HDH Records
15 Freda Payne - Bring The Boys Home / I Shall Not Be Moved Bring The Boys Home / I Shall Not Be Moved 2
mp3, CD
1971 Invictus
16 Freda Payne - Band Of Gold Band Of Gold 6
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2008-05-14 Almighty Records
17 Freda Payne - Reaching Out Reaching Out 10
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1996 P-Vine Records
18 Freda Payne - Stares And Whispers Stares And Whispers 7
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1977 Capitol Records
19 Freda Payne - Payne And Pleasure Payne And Pleasure 9
mp3, CD
1974 ABC Records
20 Freda Payne - Unhooked Generation / Come Back Unhooked Generation / Come Back 2
mp3, CD
1972 Invictus
21 Freda Payne - Band Of Gold Band Of Gold 12
mp3, CD
1970 Invictus
22 Freda Payne - Band Of Gold / Mad About You Band Of Gold / Mad About You 2
mp3, CD
1986 Singles, Ep's & eXhits
23 Freda Payne - Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right / We've Got To Find A Way Back To Love Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right / We've Got To Find A Way Back To Love 2
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1973 Invictus
24 Freda Payne - Let It Be Me Let It Be Me 5
mp3, CD
1971 Mgm/Polydor Records Lltd.
25 Freda Payne - Out Of Payne Comes Love Out Of Payne Comes Love 9
mp3, CD
1975 ABC Records
26 Freda Payne - Band Of Gold Band Of Gold 2
mp3, CD
Inferno (4)
27 Freda Payne - Sky Islands / Love Magnet Sky Islands / Love Magnet 2
mp3, CD
1977 Capitol Records
28 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
mp3, CD
1971 Invictus
29 Freda Payne - Band Of Gold Band Of Gold 3
mp3, CD
1986 I.R.S. Records
30 Freda Payne - It's Yours To Have / Run For Your Life It's Yours To Have / Run For Your Life 2
mp3, CD
1974 ABC Records
31 Freda Payne - Stares And Whispers Stares And Whispers 7
mp3, CD
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
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Oldies 45
33 Freda Payne - Band Of Gold Band Of Gold 2
mp3, CD
1984 HDH Records
34 Freda Payne - Reaching Out Reaching Out 10
mp3, CD
1973 Invictus
35 Freda Payne - Contact Contact 11
mp3, CD
1971 Invictus

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