Carole Fredericks (1996)

Gospel music and the Blues are sisters in song. Both genres are the issue of the Negro Spirituals and both share worldwide popularity. If Gospel music sings of the grace of God, the Blues denotes the difficulties and challenges of life. They tell the same story, one from a secular point of view and the other from a spiritual perspective…both with genuine and often brutal honesty. There are lessons to be learned from each. Every once in awhile a voice will come along that reveals the depth of kinship between Gospel and Blues music. The late Carole Fredericks was such a voice. In 1996, she released the album Springfield as a testament to the intimate bond between Gospel, Blues and the human condition.

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Couleurs Et Parfums
Carole Fredericks (Reissue 2008)

These precious recordings represent not only an extremely adventurous musical career but also the end of that career, tragically cut short by the death of Carole Fredericks at just 49 from a heart attack in 2001.  It was obvious that Carole was a determined and strong-minded individual when, aged 27 in 1979, she decided to emigrate from California to France, on the urgings of patrons of a French restaurant in San Francisco where she used to sing in order to make ends meet.

Listen to this album with open ears and, more importantly, an open heart and you will 
understand how Carole Fredericks has touched so many people through her life and ultimately through the lasting legacy of her music - Tant qu’elle chante, elle vit - As long as she sings, she lives.

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Carole Fredericks Best Of
Carole Fredericks  (2011)

In November 2011 Legacy Records France released a compilation CD by the late Carole Fredericks. A retrospective of her best English and French language songs, Carole Fredericks Best Of is a collection of re-mastered gems that pay tribute to an immense talent.

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Fredericks Goldman Jones

 In 1986 independent recording artist, Jean-Jacques Goldman asked Carole Fredericks to join him on tour as a background singer. By 1990, Jean-Jacques, Carole and guitarist Michael Jones would form the music trio, Fredericks Goldman Jones.

The trio's self-titled debut album, Fredericks Goldman Jones was released on November 28, 1990 and met with almost instant success in France. The album contained six hit singles: "Nuit" (#6), "À nos actes manqués" (#2), "Né en 17 à Leidenstadt" (#11), "C'est pas l'amour" (#11), "Un, deux, trois" (#8) and "Tu manques" (#12). 

On January 4, 1991, the album reached #1 on the pop charts and stayed there for eight consecutive weeks. For 51 weeks Fredericks Goldman Jones was ranked in the Top 10, and for 87 weeks in the Top 50. The album earned a Diamond disc for over 1,000,000 copies sold in 1991.

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Albums Solo

Black Orchid (1979, Carla Music) 
Springfield (1996, M6 Interactions)
Couleurs et Parfums (1999, BMG) 

Albums Group/Studio & Live

Fredericks Goldman Jones (1990, CBS) Debut album with Jean-Jacques Goldman and Michael Jones 
Rouge (1993, Columbia) with Red Army Choir, Jean-Jacques Goldman and Michael Jones 
Pluriel: The Best of Fredericks Goldman Jones 1990 - 1996 (2000) 
Sur scène (1992, Columbia) with Jean-Jacques Goldman and Michael Jones 
Du New Morning au Zénith (1995, Columbia) with Jean-Jacques Goldman and Michael Jones 

Singles & EPs

Brother (1989 Polydor) 
Shine (1986 BMG) 
Change (1997 BMG France) 
Jesus In Me (1997 BMG France) 
Personne ne Saurait (1998 M6 Interactions) Carole Fredericks and Poetic Lover
Run Away Love (1998 Ariola, 1Chance sur 2) 
Qu’est-ce qui t’amene (1999 BMG France) 
Respire (1999 BMG France) 


Les Enfoirés La Compil’ (volume 2) (2001 EMI Music) 
Enfoirés en 2000 (2000, BMG) 
Les Enfoirés Dernière édition avant l'an 2000 (1999, BMG) 
Enfoirés en coeur (1998, WEA Music) 
Le Zénith des Enfoirés (1997, BMG) 
La Soirée des Enfoirés 96 (1996, WEA Music) 
Les Enfoirés La Compil’ (1996, WEA Music) 
Pluriel 90/96 (1996, Columbia) with Jean-Jacques Goldman and Michael Jones 
Les Enfoirés à l'Opéra-Comique (1995, TSR) 
Les Enfoirés au Grand Rex (1994, WEA Music) 
Les Enfoirés chantent Starmania (1993, Columbia) 
La soirée des Enfoirés à l'Opéra (1992, Columbia) 

Carole Fredericks is credited with performances on these albums:

Elton John, The One 
Duran Duran, Big Thing, Decade: Greatest Hits, Greatest 
Taj Mahal, Mo' Roots; Music Fuh Ya'; Together; Evolution, Satisfied 'N Tickled Too 
Celine Dion, D’Eux / D’Elles, D’EUX 15th Anniversary Edition, All The Way – A Decade of Song, The Collector's Series Vol. I, D'eux (The French Album), Falling into You, S'il suffisait d'aimer 
Johnny Hallyday, Sang pour sang; Ça ne change pas un homme, Cadillac
Jean-Jacques Goldman, Singulier 81 – 89, En passant, Entre gris clair et gris foncé, Fredericks Goldman Jones by Jean-Jacques Goldman 
Liane Foly, Cameleon 
Faudel, Samra 
Julien Clerc, Si j’étais elle 
Vincent Baguian, Mes Chants 
Patricia Kaas, Dans ma chair 
Mylène Farmer, En Concert, Cendres de Lune, L’Autre, Dance Remixes 
Francis Cabrel, Samedi Soir Sur La Terre 
France Gall, Evidemment Integrale 
Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine, H. F. T en Concert, Vol. 1, La Tentation du Bonheur 
Florent Pagny, Florent Pagny [Box Set] 
Vanessa Paradis, Variations sur le même t'aime 

Carole starred in two musical fables written by Alan Simon: 

Le Petit Arthur (1995 Polygram Music/ Les Editions de l'Enchanteur) ‘la Mémoire du Coeur’ 
Les Enfants du Futur (1996 Walt Disney Records/Fr)‘Frères de sang and La complainte de l’univers’