Gwendolyn Dianne Brooks (January 3, 1939 - April 29, 2005), was a jazz singer from New Jersey, USA.
The Three Playmates:
Dianne Brooks' first, and only, band that she was involved in was called The Three Playmates. They recorded several songs in 1957:
"Giddy-up-a-ding-dong" / "It Must Be Love" and "Give Your Love To Me" / "(Do-oo, Do-oo) I Dreamed" - with George Barrow, Jerome Richardson, Budd Johnson, Sam Price, Kenny Burrell, Joe Benjamin, Bobby Donaldson, Ernie Wilkins (arranger) (Savoy Records),
"Sugah Wooga" - with Buddy Lucas, Bobby Banks, Leonard Gaskin (Savoy Records),
Her biggest solo hit was "Walking On My Mind" in 1969. She recorded two full albums as well as a handful of singles over her solo career, and also had a CBC production, with Bob Ruzicka taking up the other side.
Dianne Brooks died on April 29, 2005 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from COPD.
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