Janie Fricke

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Decades: 1980s
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Jane Frickie, 19 December 1947, on the family farm near South Whitney, Indiana, USA. Fricke, who adopted the spelling in 1986 to avoid mispronunciation, has sung in public since the age of 10. Her father was a guitarist and her mother a piano teacher and organist. Fricke sang jingles to pay her university fees and then moved to Los Angeles to find work as a session singer. As this was not productive, she moved to Nashville and joined the Lea Jane Singers, often recording three sessions a day, five days a week. Fricke has added background vocals to thousands of records, mostly country, including ones by Crystal Gayle (‘I’ll Get Over You’), Ronnie Milsap (‘(I’m A) Stand By My Woman Man’), Elvis Presley (‘My Way’), Tanya Tucker (‘Here’s Some Love’) and Conway Twitty (‘I’d Love To Lay You Down’). Fricke’s uncredited contribution on Johnny Duncan’s ‘Jo And The Cowboy’ led to...

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