|Genres:||Easy Listening Pop / Rock Vocals|
|Tags:||50s jazz pop female vocalists american|
|Decades:||1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||IMDb VIAF Wikipedia|
Fredda Lipschitz, 17 August 1919, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, d. 9 December 2006, New York City, New York, USA. When Gibbs was six months old, her father died and she was placed in an orphanage for some six years. Reclaimed by her mother, she then took as her surname, her mothers new married name, Gibson. When building her career in the 50s, Gibbs was unfairly maligned by rock critics for covering the R&B hits of LaVern Baker and Etta James. In reality, she was a genuinely talented pop vocalist, whose jazz-tinged approach reflected years of experience in the big band era, a period when there was no stigma attached to cover versions.
Gibbs big break in showbusiness came in 1936 when she joined the Will Hudson - Eddie De Lange Orchestra, recording for Brunswick Records. That led to a radio career in 1937, includingYour Hit Parade. There were also recording stints with the bands of Frank Trumbauer (1940), Artie Shaw (1942) and...