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I was very proud to be Mrs. Curtis Amy. My thing in life when I married Curtis Amy was being Mrs. Curtis Amy. Career was…
I was signed to A&M, I was signed to Lou Adler, who had a company within a company, which was A&M Records, and everything –…
I started with Bobby Darin. He signed me to Capitol when I was 15. I was 14, getting ready to be 15. Then the next…
I remember working with Ray Charles when I was quite young, and I would wonder, ‘Why would he sing ‘Georgia On My Mind’ and ‘I…
I knew how to sing in choirs and sing in church, but I didn’t know how to sing in a studio. That’s what Darlene and…
You get royalties from certain songs that you do when you do background. It’s according to the work that you put in.
Oh boy, I grew up hearing Sam Cooke, The Soul Stirrers, Mahalia Jackson, sitting on Mahalia Jackson’s lap in my dad’s church.
My family is part Creole, and we’re Indian, and we’re also very, very black. My father was so black, he was blue.
My mother was a lupus patient. I was a child with the lupus gene.
I was able to endure and play a special part in music history. And I always managed to keep working, even if I wasn’t a…
I have always said every good thing is divinely sent from heaven.
Carole King is one of my dearest friends. We’re like family.
Back when I was working with the Stones and with Joe Cocker and Neil Young and Neil Diamond and all of those – ‘the boys,’…
I got put out of my church choir because my pastor said, ‘We can’t have baby sister singing the blues and coming in here and…
I always say that I went to the College of Blossoms and the University of Ray Charles.
My dad sung and played piano. But he was also a man of God. He was a minister. So when Sam Cooke would come in…
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