Sweet Georgia Brown: Legendary Blues, Jazz, R&B and Gospel Vocalist
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The last date listed for Sweet Georgia Brown was Wednesday May 30, 2012 / 7:30pm (Doors at 6:00pm).
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Vocalist Prentiss McNeil of The Drifters and Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne from Wilson Pickett's Midnight Movers head up this high-energy salute to the best R&B music of the classic soul era. Get ready to groove to hits from greats like "The Godfather" and "Queen" of Soul -- James Brown and Aretha Franklin -- not to mention Motown and Stax artists galore. From Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder to the Jackson 5 and Sam & Dave, you'll hear these hot tunes performed live on stage. McNeil performed for close to 30 years with doo-wop group The Drifters, who were known for classics like "Save the Last Dance for Me," "Some Kind of Wonderful," "Under the Boardwalk" and "Up on the Roof." Learn More
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Sweet Georgia Brown is known as a real sassy lady. As described in Ralph Cooper's book, she is "the last of the red hot mamas!" A blues singer is not descriptive enough for you to get Sweet Georgia Brown's performance: Yes, it's blues, it's R&B too, it's a party!
Once you experience SGB live, you will never forget it, simply because she is really entertaining and a lot of fun! Sweet Georgia Brown gets up close to her audience you may even end up on stage with her!
Her rich history includes performances with Dizzy Gillespie, George Benson, Fathead Newman, KoKo Taylor and Stanley Turrentine. She's is truly one of the last real Harlem diva blues queens.
Taught by the vocal coach Margaret Haynes, Georgia developed her skills as a jazz and pop vocalist, leading to her winning the legendary Amateur Night at the Apollo Talent show. Now she was prepared for a professional career as a vocalist. Georgia began with pop and jazz tunes, but discovered she preferred to sing blues songs. Cast as a vocalist in the Broadway hit's Eubie and Bubbling Brown Sugar, she was at the start of a successful career as a Blues vocalist. Starring in An Evening at the Cotton Club as Bessie Smith, Georgia toured throughout Europe entertaining audiences with her high-energy performances of jazz, blues and gospel tunes!