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Freddie Pool

FLOS

The Three Degrees

Freddie Pool : A Musical Biography
 
 
Born :  September 12
In :  Dallas, Texas
 
 
Freddie Pool began her entertainment career in the mid 1960s, as a member of the girl group: THE DELICATES. They recorded several singles for the Challenge, Soultown, and Pulsar Record labels. Etta James was an early mentor to the group and took them on the road as her opening act. Previously, Pool had caught the attention of Motown Records founder, Berry Gordy, who invited her to record a demo for his company. She recorded a tune entitled "Crying," which featured Brenda Holloway & Frank Wilson on backup vocals, and was produced by Hal Davis & Marc Gordon. Gordy expressed an interest in signing Pool to a solo deal but she opted not to accept the offer. She preferred to stay with The Delicates, who she continued to perform with until the early '70s.
 
 
In the late '70s, Pool went on to become a member of: WILD HONEY, the female backup group for Ron Townson (of The Fifth Dimension.) Her groupmates were future R&B star: Vesta Williams, and Mary Flowers. The act performed in some of the most elite venues on the Vegas circuit with the likes of: Jean Terrell (former lead singer of The Supremes), and Ben Vereen. Before disbanding in the early '80s, the group recorded tracks for an unreleased album project.
 
 
Throughout the '70s, '80s, and into the '90s, Pool provided backup vocals for artists such as: James Cleveland, Lola Falana, Sammy Davis Jr, Lisa Stansfield, and Gladys Knight. She also was one of the original cast members of the show group: MOTOR CITY MAGIC.
 
 
Pool was a beloved member of: 
FLOS (Former Ladies Of The Supremes) from 1996-2009, completing the trio and helping to continue the legacy of the iconic group. She toured the world over, providing the act with an undeniable magnetic energy and presence.
 
 
In 2010, Pool united once again with former Wild Honey groupmate, Mary Flowers, to become two-thirds of:
JEAN TERRELL'S SUPREME REVIEW,
performing for select engagements.
 
 
Also, in 2010, Pool formed her own
SUPREME TRIBUTE group, carrying on the magic with beauty, grace, and style.
 
 
In January 2011, Pool made her debut as a member of: THE THREE DEGREES, the longest running female vocal group in history. Alongside Helen Scott & Valerie Holiday, she embarked on an exciting new chapter in her illustrious career.
 
 
On top of all her other career achievements, Pool has established herself as an in-demand solo performer for major corporate events. Heavily involved in humanitarian activities, she is on the Board Of Directors of the
F.A.B. WOMEN organization.