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Freda Payne On "Flashback" With Carey Fisher

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Singer and actress Freda Payne drops by "Flashback" to discuss her amazing music career in Rhythm and Blues, Jazz, Disco and Soul. Freda’s music career started when she won an amateur talent contest on WXYZ – TV at the age of 13 and again at the age of 14 in her home town of Detroit Michigan. Not long after, she was on a weekly Radio show called “Make Way for Youth” on WJR Radio. At the age of 17, the legendary Pearl Bailey gave Freda her first professional job and this paved the way for her to share the stage with other legends that have included Lionel Hampton, Sammy Davis Jr., Billy Eckstein, Quincy Jones, Bill Cosby and many others. Some of Freda's biggest hits include "Band Of Gold", "Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right" and "Love Magnet". In addition to a stellar music career, Freda is also an actress on stage, film and television. Freda's film appearances include "Book Of Numbers", "Fire & Ice" and "The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps". Freda's ever-expanding theatrical repertoire includes roles in the award winning musical Blues In The Night and also in Jelly's Last Jam - a musical based on the life of jazz legend Jelly Role Morton. In the review for Blues In The Night the American showbiz daily VARIETY states: "Freda Payne has a truly unique voice that hits an amazing number of notes with a smokey, unusual quality..." Additionally, Freda has starred in the Broadway production of Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies, Ain't Misbehavin' and the Tony Award™ winning production of Hallelujah Baby. Freda will be appearing at The Rrazz Room in San Francisco, CA from April 22nd through the 25th. Ticket information can be obtained at http://www.therrazzroom.com/ Please be sure to visit Freda's official site for more information at http://www.fredapayne.com/