Carole Denise Fredricks

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Carole Denise Fredericks was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, the youngest of Mildred and Harry Fredericks' five children. She and her siblings were raised in Springfield and were educated in the public school system. Her mother who was originally from Bennettsville, South Carolina, sang with Big Bands and on Sundays was the lead singer for a local gospel choir. Her father, the son of immigrants from Saint Kitts, was a pianist and wrote arrangements for jazz trios.

Growing up in her household, Fredericks was exposed to music from around the world. Her parents encouraged creative expression in all their children. Carole’s brothers and sister developed careers in art, music, dance and theatre. Her eldest brother is Grammy-winning blues musician, Taj Mahal, while she is best known for her work in French music.

Carole Denise Fredericks was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, the youngest of Mildred and Harry Fredericks' five children. She and her siblings were raised in Springfield and were educated in the public school system. Her mother who was originally from Bennettsville, South Carolina, sang with Big Bands and on Sundays was the lead singer for a local gospel choir. Her father, the son of immigrants from Saint Kitts, was a pianist and wrote arrangements for jazz trios.

Growing up in her household, Fredericks was exposed to music from around the world. Her parents encouraged creative expression in all their children. Carole’s brothers and sister developed careers in art, music, dance and theatre. Her eldest brother is Grammy-winning blues musician, Taj Mahal, while she is best known for her work in French music.

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