‘Band of Gold’ singer Freda Payne releases her 26th album
Today, 51 years later, she is celebrating a new album.
“Do you know what I get?” It was the first 45 I bought. “And I’m going to tell you someone who told me that awhile ago, quite a while ago, and I was very flattered,” Payne said. “Quentin Tarantino.”
Payne has been singing since he was a teenager. She was well into her twenties when “Band of Gold” turned gold! “I just felt wonderful,” she said, ““ I felt like, ‘Gee, I’m sitting on top of the world.’ “
“Band of Gold” was his first gold record.
She had a second one a year later with “Bring The Boys Home”.
Payne never stops singing.
She is now releasing her 26th album, “Let There Be Love”.
It features a 30-piece orchestra, duets and newly arranged jazz standards from the American Songbook.
“Jazz is in my soul,” Payne said. “I can say it’s in my soul and in my bones. I can do R&B. I can do pop. I don’t know rap.”
One of the songs from his new album, “Let There Be Love”, is a duet with the legendary Johnny Mathis. “I was very grateful and honored that he was in this same little booth, sitting right next to me and we singing together and I’m, like, ‘Am I dreaming?’
“Let There Be Love” is available on CD and on all streaming services.
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