Dee Dee Sharp

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Tags: soul 60s female vocalists oldies rhythm and blues rock and roll rnb Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1970s 2000s
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Dione LaRue, 9 September 1945, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. A backing vocalist for the Cameo -Parkway labels, Dee Dee Sharp was the uncredited voice on Chubby Checker’s ‘Slow Twistin’’ single. Her own debut, ‘Mashed Potato Time’, was recorded at the same session and, thanks to the power of Dick Clark’s American Bandstand television show, this energetic, exciting song became an immediate success. Cameo sadly chose to milk its dance-based appeal and releases such as ‘Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes)’ and ‘Do The Bird’ packaged her as a temporary novelty act at the expense of an untapped potential. Dee Dee resurfaced in the 70s on the TSOP/ Philadelphia International labels. Married to producer Kenny Gamble, she enjoyed two minor soul hits with ‘I’m Not In Love’ (1976 - a cover of the 10cc hit) and ‘I Love You Anyway’ (1981).

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