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Vicki Anderson


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Genres: Soul/R&B

Vicki Anderson (born Myra Barnes) is a soul singer best known for her performances with the James Brown Revue. She recorded a number of singles under both her birth and stage names. She is acknowledged by James Brown in his autobiography as the best singer he ever had in his revue, and probably the best singer he had ever witnessed. She is the widow of Bobby Byrd (the original founder of The Famous Flames) and the mother of Carleen Anderson. Vicki joined James in 1965 replacing Anna King, and stayed for three years as his main female singer, until replaced by Marva Whitney in 1968. She rejoined in 1969 after Marva departed, staying for a further three years until 1972, after which Lyn Coll... Continue Bio >>