Richard "Dimples" Fields

Genres: Disco R&B / Soul
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Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1942, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 12 January 2000, Los Angeles, California, USA. Fields earned the nickname ‘Dimples’ from a female admirer who remarked that he was always smiling. Fields began singing in the early 70s, purchasing a San Francisco cabaret, the Cold Duck Music Lounge, and installing himself as its entertainment. He began recording for his own DRK Records label during this period. Each of his three albums for DRK (Dat Richfield Kat) sold reasonably well and Fields signed to Neil Bogart’s Boardwalk Records in 1981. His first chart single was that year’s ‘Earth Angel’, a remake of the 1954 Penguins ballad. His biggest hit was 1982’s ‘If It Ain’t One Thing... It’s Another’, an R&B number 1, which became his only crossover pop chart hit. Two albums, 1981’s Dimples and the following year’s Mr. Look So Good!, also reached the charts, but Boardwalk folded as his third album for the...

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