Freda Payne

Freda Charcilia Payne

Also known as D. Payne, F. Payne, Freday Payne, Payne
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Discography of Freda Payne:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Band Of Gold 2 Audio 1970 Invictus
2 Band Of Gold 12 Audio 1970
3 Band Of Gold 2 Audio 1970 Invictus
4 Band Of Gold - The Best Of Freda Payne 24 Audio 2000 Castle Music
5 Unhooked Generation / Deeper & Deeper 2 Audio 1970 Invictus
6 Band Of Gold 2 Audio 1993 Almighty Records
7 You Brought The Joy 2 Audio 1971 Invictus
8 Lost In Love 2 Audio 1976 ABC Records
9 I'm Not Getting Any Better / The Road We Didn't Take 2 Audio 1971 Invictus
10 After The Lights Go Down Low And Much More!!! 12 Audio 1963 Impulse!
11 Payne And Pleasure 9 Audio 1974 Dunhill
12 Happy Days Are Here Again / Happy Music 2 Audio 1978
13 Happy Days Are Here Again / Happy Music 2 Audio 1978 Capitol Records
14 Deeper And Deeper (The Best Of Freda Payne) 13 Audio 1989 HDH Records
15 Bring The Boys Home / I Shall Not Be Moved 2 Audio 1971 Invictus
16 Band Of Gold 6 Audio 2008-05-14 Almighty Records
17 Reaching Out 10 Audio 1996 P-Vine Records
18 Stares And Whispers 7 Audio 1977 Capitol Records
19 Payne And Pleasure 9 Audio 1974 ABC Records
20 Unhooked Generation / Come Back 2 Audio 1972 Invictus
21 Band Of Gold 12 Audio 1970 Invictus
22 Band Of Gold / Mad About You 2 Audio 1986 Singles, Ep's & eXhits
23 Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right / We've Got To Find A Way Back To Love 2 Audio 1973 Invictus
24 Let It Be Me 5 Audio 1971 Mgm/Polydor Records Lltd.
25 Out Of Payne Comes Love 9 Audio 1975 ABC Records
26 Band Of Gold 2 Audio Inferno (4)
27 Sky Islands / Love Magnet 2 Audio 1977 Capitol Records
28 Cherish What Is Dear To You (While It's Near To You) / The World Don't Owe You A Thing 2 Audio 1971 Invictus
29 Band Of Gold 3 Audio 1986 I.R.S. Records
30 It's Yours To Have / Run For Your Life 2 Audio 1974 ABC Records
31 Stares And Whispers 7 Audio 1977 Capitol Records
32 Band Of Gold / Bong Bong (I Love You Madly) 2 Audio Oldies 45
33 Band Of Gold 2 Audio 1984 HDH Records
34 Reaching Out 10 Audio 1973 Invictus
35 Contact 11 Audio 1971 Invictus
36 I Get High (On Your Memory) 2 Audio 1977 Capitol Records
37 Supernatural High 8 Audio 1978 Capitol Records
38 Love Magnet 2 Audio 1977-11-16
39 Deeper And Deeper 2 Audio 1970-11-00 Invictus
40 Rock Me In The Cradle (Of Your Lovin' Arms) 2 Audio 1971-06-00 Invictus
41 Payne And Pleasure 9 Audio 2009-11-17 Reel Music
42 I Wanna See You Soon 2 Audio 1977 Capitol Records
43 In Motion 2 Audio 1982 Sutra Records
44 Cherish What Is Dear To You (While It's Near To You) / The World Don't Owe You A Thing 2 Audio 1971 Invictus
45 Band Of Gold 2 Audio 1973 Invictus
46 Love Magnet 2 Audio 1977 Capitol Records
47 Red Hot 2 Audio 1979 Capitol Records
48 Love Magnet ("El Magnetismo Del Amor") 2 Audio 1978 Capitol Records
49 Love Magnet 2 Audio 1977
50 Reaching Out 10 Audio 1973 Invictus


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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