Legendary Dee Dee Sharp
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Dee Sharp Dee Sharp Birth name Dione LaRue Born September 9, 1945(age 73) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Genres
R&B Soul Occupation Singer Instruments Vocals Years energetic 1961– existing Labels Cameo, Atco, Atlantic,
Gamble, Philadelphia International Dee Sharp(birthed Dione LaRue, September 9, 1945,Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States)&is an American R&B vocalist, that started her profession recording as a support singer in 1961.
In 1962 she started a string of effective Billboard Warm 100 Top 10 hits:”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)as well as “Do the Bird “(# 10). Both” Mashed Potato Time”as well as”Ride!”each marketed over one million duplicates, and also were granted gold discs. “Do the Bird”offered her only access in the UK Singles Chart, where it came to a head at # 46 in April 1963. In 1967, she wedded document manufacturer as well as Philadelphia International founder Kenny Gamble and also has actually considering that videotaped under the name Dee Sharp-Gamble. The pair separated in 1980. She had a quick occupation rebirth throughout the nightclub period as well as struck the graphes once more with her variation of 10 CC’s” Lou Rawls, Billy Paul, Teddy Pendergrass, The O’Jays and also 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. 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 additionally 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, as well as at the 2008 Detroit Jazz Festival. In May 2009, she showed up in Belgium at the Salle De L’Hotel de Ville.
In a documentary, Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story, Sharp asserted that she was intending to wed Muhammad Ali prior to he transformed to the Muslim belief.
Sharp as well as her spouse Bill Witherspoon stay in
New Jersey. On November 9, 2013, the prominent Sandy Hosey Lifetime Achievement Award was presented upon Sharp by the Artists Music Guild. Sharp idea she remained in participation to present the honor upon her long time buddy, Chubby Checker when she was stunned with her very own honors. The Sandy Hosey Lifetime Achievement Award exists to 5 musicians annually by the Guild.
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 )1963 : 18 Golden Hits 1963: All The Hits 1963: Biggest Hits 2005: Best Of Dee Dee
- Sharp 1962-1966 2006
- : Sharp Goes Wild
- Year Single(A-side, B-side)
Both sides from exact same cd other than where suggested Label and also number Chart placementsAlbum
* Wyncote tag collections of different Cameo-Parkway musicians United States United States R&B 1962″