Dee Dee Sharp Gamble

Dee Dee Sharp Gamble

Dee Dee Sharp Gamble

Dee Dee Sharp Gamble

Dee Dee Sharp Gamble might be remembered for “Mash Potatoes Time” and “Gravy”, but those two songs were played enough for me to be hook on her.

Dee Dee Sharp GambleDee Dee Sharp (birthed Dione LaRue, September 9, 1945, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States is an American R&B vocalist, that started her job recording as a support singer in 1961.

Dee Dee Sharp

Birth name

Dione LaRue


September 9, 1945 (age 73)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


R&B Spirit Profession

Vocalist Instruments

Vocals Years energetic

1961– existing Tags

Cameo, Atco,

Atlantic, Gamble, Philadelphia International Profession Edit In 1962 she started a string

of effective Billboard

Warm 100

Leading 10hits:”Slow Twistin'”(with Chubby Checker)(# 3)for which she was anonymous on the tag,”Mashed Potato Time”(#

2),”Gravy(For My

Mashed Potatoes)”( # 9),”Ride! “(# 5)and also”Do the Bird”(# 10). Both“MashedPotatoTime” as well as” Ride! “each offered over one million duplicates, as well as were granted gold discs. “Do the Bird”offeredher only access in the UK Singles Chart, where it came to a head at # 46 in April 1963. In 1967, she wed document manufacturer as well as Philadelphia International founder Kenny Gamble as well as has actually considering that tape-recorded under the name Dee Sharp-Gamble. The pair separated in 1980. She had a short occupation revival throughout the nightclub age and also struck the graphes once again with her variation of 10 CC’s “I’m Not In Love .”She likewisesigned up with Lou Rawls , Billy Paul, Teddy Pendergrass, The O’Jays as well as Archie Bell as a participant of the Philadelphia International All Stars, that had a small hit

with “Let’s Clean Up the Ghetto.”In 1980 she invested 4 weeks at leading on the Hot Dance Club Play graph with “Breaking and also Entering “/”Easy Money,” from her cd Dee Dee. In 1992, Sharp’s 1962 hit”Gravy(For My Mashed Potatoes )”was included in a scene in the American motion picture funny Sister Act which starred Whoopi Goldberg. It was likewise consisted of as component of the movie’s soundtrack cd. Extra current looks consisted of an efficiency at Pontins in the UK for the Northern Soul Show, and also at the 2008 Detroit Jazz Festival . In May 2009, she showed up in Belgium at the Salle De L’Hotel de Ville. Individual life Edit In a documentary, Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story, Sharp asserted that she was preparingto wedMuhammad

Ali prior to he transformed to the Muslim confidence. [4] Sharp and also her partner Bill Witherspoon live in Medford, New Jersey. Honors Edit On November 9, 2013, the respected Sandy Hosey Lifetime Achievement Award was presented upon Sharp by the Artists Music Guild. Sharp idea she remained in presence to present the honor upon her long time close friend,Chubby Checker when she was shocked with her very own honors. The Sandy Hosey Lifetime Achievement Award exists to 5 musicians each year by the Guild. Discography Edit This listing is insufficient; you can assist by increasing it

. Workshop cds Edit ▪ 1962: It’s Mashed Potato Time(United States # 44)1962: Songs Of Faith 1962: Down To Earth with Chubby Checker(United States # 117)1963 : Do The Bird 1963: Down Memory Lane 1963: Wild 1975: Happy Bout The Whole Thing(R&B # 48) 1977: What Color

Is Love (as Dee Sharp Gamble, in organization with Kenneth Gamble)1980: Dee Dee(R&B # 59 )Compilations Edit ▪ 1963:

18 Golden Hits 1963

: All The Hits 1963: Biggest Hits 2005: Best Of Dee Sharp 1962-1966 2006: Sharp Goes Wild Songs Edit Year Single (A-side , B-side )Both sidesfrom exact same cd other than where suggested Label as well as number Chart placements Album * Wyncote tag collections of numerous Cameo-Parkwaymusicians United States United States R&B 1962″Mashed Potato Time”b/w”Set My Heart At Ease”(Non-album track)Cameo 212 2 1 It’s Mashed Potato Time”Slow Twistin ‘”(Chubby Checker & Dee Dee

Sharp)b/w”La Paloma Twist”(by Chubby Checker, non-album track) Parkway 8353 3″Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes)”b/w”

Baby Cakes”(Non-album track)Cameo 219 9 11″Ride!”b/w”The Night”(Non-album track )Cameo 230 5 7 All The Hits By Dee Sharp Volume II

  • 1963″ Do the Bird”A b/w”Lover
  • Boy”( from Hullabaloo With The Stars *)Cameo 244 10 8″Rock Me In The Cradle Of Love”b/w” You’ll Never Be Mine
  • “(from Hullabaloo With The Stars *
  • )Cameo 260 43 -Biggest Hits”Wild!
  • “b/w” Why Doncha Ask Me”(fromDo The Bird) Cameo 274 33 25 All The Hits WithAll The Stars * 1964″Where Did
  • I Go Wrong”/ Cameo 296 82-Shindig With The Stars *” Willyam, Willyam”97-Hullabaloo With The Stars Vol. 2 *”Never Pick Boy “b/w”He’s No Ordinary Guy”(Non-album track)Cameo 329 131-Hits A Go-Go With The Stars *”DeepDark Secret”b/w”Good”Cameo 335—- Non-albumtracks”to&Know Him Is To Love Him“b/w”There Ain’t Nothin
    • ‘I Wouldn’t Do For You “Cameo 347—- 1965″allow
    • ‘s Twine”b/w”(That’s What )My Mama Said
    • “Cameo 357—-“I Really Love You”
    • b/w”Standing In The Need Of Love “Cameo 375 78 37 1966
    • “(It’s Wonderful)The Love I Feel For You “b/w “Willyam, Willyam

    “Fairmount 1004—-“It

    ‘s A Funny Situation “b/w “There Ain’t Nothin’I Wouldn’t Do For You “Cameo 382 126–“My Best Friend’s Man “b/w”Bye ByeBaby” Atco 6445—- 1967″ What Am I Gon na Do “b/w”(Heart and also Soul)Baby I Love You“Atco 6502—- 1968 “We Got A Thing Going On”

    b/w “What ‘Cha Gon na Do About It”Both tracks: Ben E. King & Dee Sharp Atco 6557 127–“A Woman Will

    Do Wrong”b/w”You’re Just A Fool In Love “Atco 6576—-“Help Me & Find My Groove”b/w”This

    Love Won’t Run Out” Atco 6587—-“What Kind Of Lady”b/w” You’re Gon na Miss Me (When I

    ‘m Gone )”Gamble 219—- 1970″

    The Bottle Or Me” b/w”You’re Gon na Miss Me(When I’m Gone)” Gamble

    4005—- 1971″Conquer The World”

    b/w “We Got A Thing Going On”Both sides : Dee Sharp Gamble with Bunny Sigler Philadelphia International

    3512—- 1974″Happy

    ‘Bout The Whole Thing”b/w “Touch My Life”TSOP 4776—- Happy’Bout The Whole Thing 1975″Share My Love”B cd cut—- 1976

    “I’m Not In Love”

    b/w “Make It Till Tomorrow” TSOP 4778– 62 1977″Nobody Could Take Your Place “b/w “Flashback”Philadelphia


    3625—- What Color Is Love” I ‘d Really Love To See You Tonight “b/w” What Color Is Love”Philadelphia International 3636—- 1978″Just As Long As I Know You’re Mine”b/w” I Believe In Love”Philadelphia

    International 3638—-” I Wan na Be Your Woman”b/w”Trying To Get The Feeling


    Philadelphia International 3644—- 1981″Easy Money “b/w” I Love You Anyway” (see listed below) Philadelphia International 70058—- Dee Dee”

    Breaking and also Entering” C/ Philadelphia International 02041—-“I Love You Anyway

    “– 79 ▪ A”Do the Bird”likewise came to a head at # 46 on UK Singles.B” Share Your Love “additionally came to a head at # 28 on Disco Singles C “Breaking and also Entering” likewise came to a head at # 1 on

    Dance Music/Club Play




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