Dee Dee Ford

Dee Dee's real name is Wrecial Holloway and she was born in Minden, Louisiana in 1936 but, come 1951, had moved to Newark, New Jersey and learnt how to play the organ in church. She also had a great singing voice and therefore added another facet to Gardner's band. The group had obtained a residency at Small's Paradise and it was here that they came to the attention of Arthur Big Boy Crudup who was, at the time, recording for Harlem record entrepreneur Bobby Robinson. Robinson owned Fire and Fury Records and was then on a roll with artists such as Buster Brown, Bobby Marchan, Elmore James, Lightnin' Hopkins and Wilbert Harrison.

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Take Me Back