Born 07.04.1948 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York.
Cousin of Sam Cooke.
She made a one-off recording in 1963 for RCA Victor cutting the single "I Don't Mind (Being Your Fool)" under the name Carolyn Cooke.
In 1974 she was back with her hit "Doctors Order" which gained her the tag "First Lady of Disco".
Among her highlights are her covers on the The Doors' "Light My Fire", The Three Degrees' "My Simple Heart", ABBA's "Dancing Quenn", Gallagher & Lyle's "I Want To Stay With You".
Recorded six albums from 1975 to 1983.