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(b New Orleans, LA, Dec 25, 1948). American soul and gospel singer. She was most successful as a backing vocalist during the 1960s. She began working in the Los Angeles record industry at 14, recording for Capitol Records as a soloist and supplementing her income with work as a session singer. She recorded one of the three competing versions of Rudy Clark’s “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in his kiss)” but earned greater success performing backing vocals for such artists as Lynyrd Skynyrd (notably on “Sweet Home Alabama,” ...

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