CDF Music Legacy announced today that Carole Fredericks’ album, Springfield, was nominated for the 2004!
Just Plain Folks (JPF) Music Awards in two divisions. Springfield received a nomination for Best Album/Gospel and three songs from the album – Save My Soul, Shine and So I Pray – were nominated for Best Song/Gospel.
“This is the first time Carole’s music has been recognized by the recording industry in the U.S.,” said Connie Fredericks-Malone, spokesperson for CDF Music Legacy. “We are thrilled.”
While on tour in Africa, Fredericks succumbed to a heart attack on June 7, 2001. She was 49 years old. Fredericks’ surviving siblings including Fredericks-Malone and blues musician Taj Mahal, established CDF Music Legacy LLC to preserve her legacy.
“We were devastated by the sudden loss of our youngest sister. It seemed all the more tragic that Carole was major musical icon in the French-speaking world and her voice and albums were unknown in her native country. We all agreed, the first order of business was to preserve her legacy then make arrangements to introduce her music to American audiences,” said Fredericks-Malone. “The JPF Music Awards nominations are an acknowledgement that we made the right decision. Carole’s voice and recordings have a place in American music. And, yes, her voice will move you.”
Carol’s Website: CDF Music Legacy