Dee Dee Bridgewater

Real Name:
Denise Eileen Garrett
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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

Dee Dee Bridgewater - Afro Blue album art Dee Dee Bridgewater Afro Blue (Album) Trio Records Japan 1974 Sell This Version
Dee Dee Bridgewater - Dee Dee Bridgewater album art Dee Dee Bridgewater Dee Dee Bridgewater (Album) Atlantic US 1976 Sell This Version
Dee Dee Bridgewater - Just Family album art Dee Dee Bridgewater Just Family (Album) Elektra US 1978 Sell This Version
Dee Dee Bridgewater - Bad For Me album art Dee Dee Bridgewater Bad For Me (Album) Elektra US 1979 Sell This Version
Dee Dee Bridgewater - Dee Dee Bridgewater album art Dee Dee Bridgewater Dee Dee Bridgewater (Album) Elektra Australia 1980 Sell This Version
Dee Dee Bridgewater - Live In Paris album art Dee Dee Bridgewater Live In Paris (Album) Affinity France 1987 Sell This Version
Dee Dee Bridgewater - Victim Of Love album art Dee Dee Bridgewater Victim Of Love (Album) Polydor Germany 1989 Sell This Version
Dee Dee Bridgewater - Precious Thing album art Dee Dee Bridgewater Precious Thing (Album) Gala Records (4) Italy 1989 Sell This Version
Dee Dee Bridgewater - In Montreux album art Dee Dee Bridgewater In Montreux (Album) Polydor France 1990 Sell This Version
Dee Dee Bridgewater - All Of Me album art Dee Dee Bridgewater All Of Me (Album) Fonit Cetra Italy 1992 Sell This Version
Dee Dee Bridgewater - Keeping Tradition album art Dee Dee Bridgewater Keeping Tradition (Album) Verve Records, Polygram Jazz US 1993 Sell This Version
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 US 1995 Sell This Version
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 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
Dee Dee Bridgewater - Dear Ella album art Dee Dee Bridgewater Dear Ella (Album) Verve Records Europe 1997 Sell This Version
Dee Dee Bridgewater - Live At Yoshi's album art Dee Dee Bridgewater Live At Yoshi's (Album) Verve Records Europe 1999 Sell This Version
Dee Dee Bridgewater - This Is New / Dee Dee Bridgewater Sings Kurt Weill album art Dee Dee Bridgewater This Is New / Dee Dee Bridgewater Sings Kurt Weill (Album) Verve Records Europe 2002 Sell This Version
Dee Dee Bridgewater - J'ai Deux Amours album art Dee Dee Bridgewater J'ai Deux Amours (Album) DDB Records (2) Europe 2005 Sell This Version
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 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
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 Canada 2010 Sell This Version
Dee Dee Bridgewater - Midnight Sun album art Dee Dee Bridgewater Midnight Sun (Album) DDB Records (2) US 2011 Sell This Version
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 US 2015 Sell This Version
Dee Dee Bridgewater - Memphis... Yes, I'm Ready album art Dee Dee Bridgewater Memphis... Yes, I'm Ready (Album) Okeh Europe 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Dee Dee Bridgewater - Goin' Through The Motions album art Dee Dee Bridgewater Goin' Through The Motions (Single) Atlantic US 1976 Sell This Version
Dee Dee Bridgewater - My Prayer album art Dee Dee Bridgewater My Prayer Atlantic Italy 1976 Sell This Version
Dee Dee Bridgewater - Just Family album art Dee Dee Bridgewater Just Family (Single) Elektra US 1978 Sell This Version

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ruderoy123

ruderoy123

January 3, 2018
Very few people have Dee Dee's technical ability, 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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