b. Damita Jo (a.k.a. Damita Jo DuBlanc), 5th August 1930, Austin, Texas, U.S.A.
d. 25th December 1998, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
Damita Jo DuBlanc was involved within the music business since the early '50's.
She also was involved with the comedy circuit.
Damita was also the featured vocalist with Steve Gibson and the Red Caps, the first time round between 1951 to 1953 and, secondly, between 1959 to 1960.
She was also married to Steve Gibson.
Damita later became a part of the Redd Foxx television series.
She had two Top 20 R & B singles in 1960 and 1961, with 'I'll Save The Last Dance For You' an answer record to the Drifters, 'Save the Last Dance for Me.'
Damita also recorded 'I Had Someone Else Before I Had You' and 'I'll Get Along Somehow'.
Her 1961 single 'I'll Be There' reached number 12 on the pop charts and was a number 15 R & B hit.
She passed away on Christmas Day in 1998 following a respiratory illness.
In 2004, the singer Janet Jackson named her latest album after Damita, stating, 'Damita Jo is one of the characters that lives inside of me'.
The Big Fifteen (Paramount Records 1961)
I'll Save the Last Dance for You (Mercury Records 1961)
Sing a Country Song (Mercury Records 1962)
Damita Jo at the Diplomat (Live album - Mercury Records 1962)
This Is Damita Jo (Epic Records 1965)
Damita Jo Sings (Vee-Jay Records 1965)
If You Go Away (Epic Records 1965)
Miss Damita Jo (Ranwood Records 1968)