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Damita Jo: The Lady is a Tramp

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Price: $19.98
Item Number: 72042
Artist: Jo, Damita
Part No: 72042

Damita Jo was envied for her charming persona, eclectic performances, breathtaking beauty, and her magnificent voice. She became famous with the hit record "I Went To Your Wedding". The seminal works of her career were two famed "response" songs. The first, "I'll Save the Last Dance for You" (a reply to the Drifters' "Save the Last Dance for Me"), exploded onto the Billboard R&B chart. The second, "I'll Be There" (an answer to the Ben E. King classic "Stand By Me"), dominated the radio waves and the Billboard Pop chart.
The consummate entertainer, Jo started to incorporate comedy into her act, even touring with Redd Foxx.
Despite having shared the stage with incomparable musicians such as Ray Charles, Count Basie and Joey Bishop, in the 1980s Damita switched to gospel music for the remainder of her career.


“Damita Jo doesn't sound like anyone but herself.

She invites an audience to listen because of her sheer

artistic ability whether she's belting out a tune or

pouring into a ballad. A most talented singer.       

                                                             - Jet Magazine


The Ad Lib Series, now available on DVD for the first time, is a collection of 46 concert TV programs presenting the best Jazz, Pop and Blues artists showcasing their skills with a Jazz flair.  Seen on TV internationally, Ad Lib (filmed in 1980) was the first musical television series recorded in Stereo. Each DVD features 2 episodes of the acclaimed Ad Lib Series.


“...a promising young songstress..."

                                                              - Billboard


Damita Jo, who passed away in 1998, will not only be remembered for her hit records, but as a classy and entertaining performer with a charismatic personality, envied beauty, vibrant vocal styling and a dynamic voice.




Song Selection:

Show #33              

Damita Jo:  The Lady Is A Tramp

Damita Jo:  Watch What Happens

Papa John Creach:  John's Other

Papa John Creach:  Honeysuckle Rose

Damita Jo:  Someone That I Used To Love

Damita Jo:  I'll Get Along Somehow


Show #34

Damita Jo:  Blackbird, Bye Bye

Damita Jo:  This Bitter Earth

Damita Jo: This Song Is Gonna Last Forever

Papa John Creach:  Things Ain't What They Used To Be

Damita Jo:  The Gambler

Damita Jo: I Write The Songs


Featuring Musicians:

Damita Jo: Vocals

Papa John Creach: Violin

Larry Gales: Bass

Lewis Malin: Drums

Art Hilary: Piano


DVD Bonus Features:

● Damita Jo Biography

● Papa John Creach Biography

● Ad Lib Highlights Reel (16 min.)

● Digitally Mastered Audio & Video

● Dolby Stereo Audio

● Instant Access Songs

● DVD Recommendations
(1 Hour plus Bonus Features)

“Damita Jo doesn't sound like anyone but herself.

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