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1. Sugar Pie DeSanto is the name of a popular rhythm and blues songstress of the 1950's and 1960's. She was born Umpeylia Marsema Balinton in Brooklyn, New York on October 16, 1935 to an African American mom and a Filipino dad. She spent most of her early life in San Francisco, California, where she moved with her family at a young age.

In 1955, DeSanto did some touring with The Johnny Otis Revue after being given the nickname Sugar… read more

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    Love her! Can't wait for her documentary. Much deserved.
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    some more pictures added
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    American Folk Blues Festival group:
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