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Delloreese Patricia Early was born on July 6, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan USA.

An actress, singer, talk show host, and author, the multi-talented Reese first started singing in church in her hometown of Detroit when she was six years old. By the age of 13, she was touring with gospel great Mahalia Jackson; then, at 18, she formed the Meditation Singers and became the first performer to bring gospel music to the casinos of Las Vegas. Reese expanded her musical repertoire as a vocalist with the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra and began recording albums, with such hits as “Don’t You Know” and “And That Reminds Me” in the 1950s. She appeared extensively as a guest on the top television variety series, logging more than 20 appearances in one year on The Ed Sullivan Show on the CBS Television Network. Reese was nominated for a Grammy Award as Best Female Soloist in Gospel Music in 1987.

Tapping into her other skills, she was host of a television talk show in 1969-1970, then began guest-starring in such series as Sanford and Son, The A-Team, Crazy Like a Fox and Picket Fences. She starred in the CBS Network series Charlie & Co. and The Royal Family. Reese’s current projects include a new album based on her 27-city tour with her revue, “Some of My Best Friends Are the Blues,” as well as song on the Touched By An Angel Soundtrack. Her best-selling autobiography, “Angels Along the Way,” is published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons. Reese also starred in the telefilms Emma’s Wish, with Joanna Kerns, and The Secret Path, with Ossie Davis.


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  • FredMalus

    "Della On Stage / At Basin St. East" - es gibt nur wenige Live-Alben wo die Stimme der Sängerin, das begleitende Orchester und die Stimmung im Publikum so gut eingefangen ist wie auf diesem Album. " Della on Stage / At Basin St. East" - there are just few live albums, where the voice of the singer, the accompanying orchestra and the mood in the audience is captured as good as on this album.

    13 Apr 2013 Reply
  • JOHNHUE1948

    DELLA!!!DELLA!!DELLA!!! ONE OF GOD'S GIFT TO THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    24 Sep 2012 Reply
  • dimi-q

    Happy 80th anniversary ;)

    19 Jul 2011 Reply
  • mbareny

    Wonderful. As always.

    26 Sep 2010 Reply
  • samgil

    No one else has listened to That's Life :O Amazing song.

    23 Sep 2010 Reply
  • sambo505

    divine woman

    19 Feb 2010 Reply
  • DumpsterDiving

    she's the best and she baptized me :D

    13 Dec 2009 Reply


    1 Dec 2008 Reply
  • wjp4107

    "Comon a ma house, ma house! I'm gonna give you evry thing-a!" Hahahaha.... Love Love Love yah Della!

    20 Oct 2008 Reply
  • bluetooth38

    What a fantastic voice Della Reese has got and her music brilliant.

    28 May 2008 Reply
  • theapril-sea

    whatever lola wants is really cool-)

    28 Nov 2007 Reply

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