As a lover of Pop Soul songs, I was always crazy bout Freda Payne. She had string of hits in the late 60’s and into the 70’s and I lusted after all of them, though none as much as “Band Of Gold“, featuring background vocals by fellow Detroiters and now singers on “The D” Joyce VincentTelma Hopkins and Scherrie Payne.  Freda and I became friends once we both lived in LA. She’s as vibrant as ever, looks great, sounds great and is forever totally classic.

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