Carole Fredericks

Carole Fredericks

Born Jun 5, 1952

Carole Denise Fredericks was an American singer most famous for her recordings in France. Carole emerged from the shadow of her brother, the legendary blues musicologist Taj Mahal, to achieve fame and popularity in Europe and the French-speaking world. For more than two decades Paris, France was her adopted home and Dakar, Senegal was her favorite vacation spot. Although Fredericks left her mother country, she never left her roots.… Read More

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1952 Birth Carole Denise Fredericks was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on June 5, 1952, the youngest of Mildred and Harry Fredericks' five children. … Read More


1979 27 Years Old Carole arrived in France with the hope of pursuing a singing career in January 1979. … Read More
1981 29 Years Old In 1981 she was a backing singer for Jean-Claude Pascal on the Luxembourg entry to the Eurovision Song Contest, tying for eleventh place.


1985 33 Years Old 1985 In 1985, Carole was featured in the Gilbert Bécaud spectacular. … Read More
1986 34 Years Old 1986 Fredericks' determination to master the French language greatly contributed to her success. … Read More
1987 35 Years Old In September 1987, Carole went into the studio with Jean-Jacques Goldman to record background vocals on his album Entre gris clair et gris foncé.
1988 36 Years Old She then toured with him for a year, August 1988 to August 1989.
1989 37 Years Old 1989 Jean-Jacques asked Carole to record Brother, the theme song for the film L'UNION SACRÉE by Alexandre Arcady in 1989. … Read More
1990 38 Years Old 1990 Jean-Jacques invited Carole to join him and second guitarist, Michael Jones, on stage. … Read More


1996 44 Years Old 1996 Carole recorded Springfield, the first of two solo albums, in July 1996. … Read More
1997 45 Years Old 1997 Carole was joined by Maria Popkiewicz and Yvonne Jones in the studio to add vocals to En passant, the newest solo album by Jean-Jacques Goldman. 1998 Run Away Love, a single from the album Springfield debuted as the theme song to an action film Une Chance sur Deux starring Vanessa Paradis, Jean-Paul Belmondo, and Alain Delon. … Read More
1999 Carole followed the success of Springfield with an all French album Couleurs et Parfums in 1999. … Read More
Early in 2001, Carole Fredericks performs with Roch Voisine the new single release L’Aziza on the studio television show, Taratata. … Read More
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