Dee Dee Bridgewater

Real Name:
Denise Eileen Garrett
Profile:
Soul, disco, jazz singer

Born on 27.05.1950 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A.
She grew up in Flint, Michigan.
Married trumpeter Cecil Bridgewater in 1970 and moved to New York City.
In 1976 - 1980 she released some high class disco soul albums, accompanied by top session musicicans.
She worked with many of the leading jazz musicians of the day such as Sonny Rollins and Dizzy Gillespie as well as appearing in the musical 'The Wiz' as 'Glinda The Good Witch'.
She moved to Paris in 1986 where she continued to act and record.
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Albums

PA-7095 Dee Dee Bridgewater - Afro Blue album art Dee Dee Bridgewater Afro Blue (Album) Trio Records PA-7095 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
P-10237A Dee Dee Bridgewater - Dee Dee Bridgewater album art Dee Dee Bridgewater Dee Dee Bridgewater (Album) Atlantic P-10237A Japan 1976 Sell This Version
6E-119 Dee Dee Bridgewater - Just Family album art Dee Dee Bridgewater Just Family (Album) Elektra 6E-119 US 1978 Sell This Version
6E-188 Dee Dee Bridgewater - Bad For Me album art Dee Dee Bridgewater Bad For Me (Album) Elektra 6E-188 US 1979 Sell This Version
6E-306 Dee Dee Bridgewater - Dee Dee Bridgewater album art Dee Dee Bridgewater Dee Dee Bridgewater (Album) Elektra 6E-306 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
JD 170003 Dee Dee Bridgewater - Live In Paris album art Dee Dee Bridgewater Live In Paris (Album) Affinity JD 170003 France 1987 Sell This Version
CDSGP 053 Dee Dee Bridgewater - Precious Thing album art Dee Dee Bridgewater Precious Thing (Album) Gala Records (4) CDSGP 053 UK 1989 Sell This Version
841 199-1 Dee Dee Bridgewater - Victim Of Love album art Dee Dee Bridgewater Victim Of Love (Album) Polydor 841 199-1 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
847 913-1 Dee Dee Bridgewater - In Montreux album art Dee Dee Bridgewater In Montreux (Album) Polydor 847 913-1 France 1990 Sell This Version
TMC 304 Dee Dee Bridgewater - All Of Me album art Dee Dee Bridgewater All Of Me (Album) Fonit Cetra TMC 304 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
314 519 607-2 Dee Dee Bridgewater - Keeping Tradition album art Dee Dee Bridgewater Keeping Tradition (Album) Verve Records, Polygram Jazz 314 519 607-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
314 527 470-2 Dee Dee Bridgewater - Love And Peace - A Tribute To Horace Silver album art Dee Dee Bridgewater Love And Peace - A Tribute To Horace Silver (Album) Verve Records 314 527 470-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
446 717-2 Dee Dee Bridgewater - Prelude To A Kiss. The Duke Ellington Album album art Dee Dee Bridgewater, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, John Mauceri Dee Dee Bridgewater, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, John Mauceri - Prelude To A Kiss. The Duke Ellington Album (Album) Philips 446 717-2 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
POCJ-1384 Dee Dee Bridgewater - Dear Ella album art Dee Dee Bridgewater Dear Ella (Album) Verve Records POCJ-1384 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
CD-83437 Dee Dee Bridgewater - Christmas Songs With The Ray Brown Trio album art Ray Brown Trio Featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater, Etta Jones, Nancy King, Diana Krall, Kevin Mahogany, Vanessa Rubin, Marlena Shaw Ray Brown Trio Featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater, Etta Jones, Nancy King, Diana Krall, Kevin Mahogany, Vanessa Rubin, Marlena Shaw - Christmas Songs With The Ray Brown Trio(CD, Album) Telarc, Telarc Jazz CD-83437 US 1999 Sell This Version
7773 Dee Dee Bridgewater - Live At Yoshi's album art Dee Dee Bridgewater Live At Yoshi's (Album) Verve Records 7773 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
016 884-2 Dee Dee Bridgewater - This Is New album art Dee Dee Bridgewater This Is New (Album) Verve Records 016 884-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
60249869777 Dee Dee Bridgewater - J'ai Deux Amours album art Dee Dee Bridgewater J'ai Deux Amours (Album) DDB Records (2) 60249869777 Brazil 2005 Sell This Version
6013 Dee Dee Bridgewater - Jazz Jamboree '99 album art Dee Dee Bridgewater Jazz Jamboree '99(CDr) OMX 6013 Poland 2006 Sell This Version
0602517228306 Dee Dee Bridgewater - Red Earth - A Malian Journey album art Dee Dee Bridgewater Red Earth - A Malian Journey (Album) DDB Records (2), EmArcy, Universal Music France 0602517228306 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
B001394502 Dee Dee Bridgewater - Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee Bridgewater album art Dee Dee Bridgewater Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee Bridgewater (Album) DDB Records (2), EmArcy B001394502 Canada 2010 Sell This Version
none Dee Dee Bridgewater - Dee Dee's Feathers album art Dee Dee Bridgewater, Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Dee Dee Bridgewater, Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra - Dee Dee's Feathers (Album) Okeh none US 2015 Sell This Version
88985406112 Dee Dee Bridgewater - Memphis... Yes, I'm Ready album art Dee Dee Bridgewater Memphis... Yes, I'm Ready (Album) Okeh 88985406112 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
JBCD 189 Dee Dee Bridgewater - Billie album art Big Band 31, Dee Dee Bridgewater Big Band 31, Dee Dee Bridgewater - Billie(CD, Album) HG Conseil General JBCD 189 France Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

45-3357 Dee Dee Bridgewater - Goin' Through The Motions album art Dee Dee Bridgewater Goin' Through The Motions (Single) Atlantic 45-3357 US 1976 Sell This Version

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ruderoy121

ruderoy121

January 3, 2018
edited 7 months ago
Very few people have Dee Dee's capability, She can weave from Avant garde Jazz to Soft Gospel soul effortlessly and keep a hard core legion of fans constantly engaged with every breath she takes to listen to the sounds she can recreate with such ease.
I do not know of any singers today, who have achieved what Dee Dee has done or can do, it takes supreme understanding and years dedication to get to this level in your art and desired field, She can look at the great singers past and present for inspiration, what you may not have noticed is that other musicians know this, It is almost like a trade secret that collectors of her music and others artists speak in whispers when mentioning her name.
The Afro Blue album has often had tongues wagging, when she sung on Carlos Garnett's Black Love with "mother of the future" the explosive impact of her vocals is breathtaking.
On Charles Sullivan's Genesis Dee Dee sings on a track "Now i'll sleep" this Track is so Heart breaking i want this track played at my funeral it is that awe inspiring.
How she can conjure up such emotion it is hard to imagine much less recreate, "little "b"s poem "is a typical example.
Many people may not know her early career seemed to mirror Jean Carn's as they recorded with similar artists and covered a few of the same tracks.
Dee Dee seemed to play freelance role working with the avant-garde players of the early 70s who got their inspiration from artists like John Coltrane so you can trace her legacy, back to greats that may never be repeated. SO WHILE I AM ALIVE I WILL KEEP HER MUSIC AND SINGING CLOSE TO MY HEART AND SOUL.
danny.cordian

danny.cordian

May 8, 2016
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1719365238302747/?fref=ts If you love DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER - let's join the new DDB FC and help us to create the side please :-)

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