Vicki Anderson (born Myra Barnes) is a soul singer best known for her performances with the James Brown Revue. She is acknowledged by James Brown in his autobiography as the best singer he ever had in his revue, and probably the best female singer he has ever witnessed!!
Anderson joined James Brown in 1965 and is the widow of Bobby Byrd (the originator of The Famous Flames) and the mother of UK based soul singer Carleen Anderson.
Vicki married James Brown's right hand man Bobby Byrd in the mid sixties.
In 1970 she released her most famous song, the feminist anthem "The Message From The Soul Sisters"...(which was sampled and used by several hip-hop artist).
Vicki also toured the UK with the James Brown Funky People revue in the late 1980's and again with her late husband Bobby Byrd in the 1990's.
So please be sure to tune into this unique episode of "The Get Heard Show" and hear the upclose and personal life story of the legendary soul singer Vicki Anderson and hear what it was like to perform along side of the late great James Brown.
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