Debbie Dean

Debbie Dean

Real Name:
Reba Jeanette Smith
Rhythm 'n' blues singer - songwriter
Born on 1 February 1928 In Corbin, Kentucky
Died on 17 February 2001in Ojai, California
Also known as Penny Smith (solo or as Penny & The Eko's), Debbie Stevens and Debbie Deane.
In 1961 Debbie Dean was the first white singer to sign with Motown. She released three singles with the company during 1961 and 1962, before disappearing from public view for a couple of years. In 1966 she met Deke Richards who had recently signed with Motown and joined him as a writing partner, thus returning to the company she had left four years earlier. One single was also released on the V.I.P. subsidiary in 1968, before leaving again in 1969.

Debbie Dean Discography

Singles & EPs

Debbie Dean Don't Let Him Shop Around / A New Girl (Single) Motown US 1961 Sell This Version
M1014 Debbie Dean Itsy Bitty Pity Love / But I'm Afraid(7", Single) Motown M1014 US 1961 Sell This Version
M 1025 Debbie Dean Everybody's Talking About My Baby / I Cried All Night(7", Single) Motown M 1025 USA & Canada 1962 Sell This Version
223 Debbie Deane* Take My Hand / Dream In A Dream(7", Promo) Treva Records 223 US 1966 Sell This Version
Debbie Dean Why Am I Lovin' You / Stay My Love (Single) V.I.P. US 1968 Sell This Version

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