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Carolyn Crawford


US-born soul singer Carolyn Crawford received a 1963 talent competition staged by radio station WCHB in Detroit, the prize being truly a contract using the town’s biggest label, Motown Information. Her debut solitary, ‘Neglect About Me’, demonstrated unsuccessful, but she experienced a US strike in 1964 with Smokey Robinson’s ‘My Smile IS A Frown (Changed UGLY)’. Her third launch, ‘When Somebody’s Great To You’, flopped in america, but became a cult record among English soul followers. Crawford remaining Motown shortly later on, working like a support vocalist and program singer until becoming a member of the Detroit spirit group Section 8 in 1975. She remaining that group a yr later, to become changed by Anita Baker, and following a spell using the vocal trio Hodges, Wayne & Smith, she relaunched her single profession in 1979, registering another small strike with ‘Arriving On Solid’ on Mercury. After many years with Section 8 she documented for Ian Levine’s Engine City label, liberating Heartaches.

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Full Name Caroline Crawford
Profession Voice Actor, Music artist
Music Songs My Smile Is Just A Frown Turned Upside Down, Tell Me You'll Wait, Riding on Your Love, It Rains Because, Coming on Strong, A Love Song for You, A Nice Feeling, Caroline Breakdown, Forget About Me, When Someone's Good To You, Until You Came Along, Keep Stepping, Havin' Fun, Love Me Or Leave Me Alone, Since I Lost My Baby, I'll Come Running, If You Move, You Lose, Think Of The Times, Too Young, Too Long, The Facts Of Life, The Strut, Which Way Do I turn, Cry To Me, Good and Plenty, Let's Start the Dance, Suite Nordestina: IV. Eu vou, eu vou, Can't Hold Back, Timeless, That's How Heartaches Are Made, Devil in His Heart, Hypnotised, Let's Go Round Again
Albums My Name Is Caroline, Nice & Soulful, Carolyn Crawford - Hypnotised Soul, Carolyn Crawford's Timeless, Let's Start the Dance - The Best of Carolyn Crawford, My Smile Is Just a Frown Turned Upside Down
Movies Coraline

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Leverage 2009 TV Series Teller
Coraline 2009 Wybie's Grandmother (voice)
Skyn Deep 2007 Ernestine Harrison
Soul Train 1972 TV Series Guest



Dreams of a Life 2011 Documentary performer: "My Smile is Just a Frown Turned Upside Down"
Soul Train 1972 TV Series performer - 1 episode

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