NANETTE WORKMAN - LE TEMPS DE M'Y FAIRE
(The Time To Get Used To) Nanette Workman was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. Her real name Joan Workman, and her career extends over the 1960's, to the 2000s and beyond. Her father (Ernest Workman) was trumpeter in the orchestra of Tommy Dorsey, and her mother (Beatryce Kreisman) was a Music Hall singer. At age 4, she participated in training Bebe Kaye and Her K Notes, managed by her mother. She herself made her professional debut at age 18 in the play, "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" on Broadway; She was also a model, backup singer, actress and singer. In the 60s, under the guidance of Tony Roman, she sang Guantanamera, and was elected discovery of the year in 1967. She also hosted the TV show Fleurs d'amour, Fleurs d'amitié (Love Flowers, Friendship flowers) with the same Tony Roman. In the 70s she worked in England with the former Beatles, Rolling Stones, Peter Frampton and Joe Cocker, as well as Johnny Halliday in France with which she was also the companion. Back in Quebec, she became Lady Marmelade, the interpreter of songs at once very rhythmic and explicit. In 1977, she recorded the album Grits and Cornbread, with support from the fabulous guitarist Peter Frampton. We also found her as an interpreter for Sadia on the original disc of Starmania. In the 80s, she found success again with the song Call Girl, by Luc Plamondon, and also worked with Serge Fiori in superb Ballons Percés (Balloons Perce). In 1986, she participated in the musical 1926. In the 90s, She was part of La Légende de Jimmy (The Legend of Jimmy), both on disc and on stage. In 1992, she sang the theme song of the 350th anniversary of founding of Montréal, entitled Un bateau dans une bouteille (A ship in a bottle), she sang the song with Dan Bigras. In 1994, she won the Félix for rock album of the year with Rock and Romance. In April 2000, Nanette Workman was inducted into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. In 2001 and 2002, she found back her roots with blues, as she released an album dedicated to this musical style (Roots 'n' Blues, is part of the review Mississippi Queen, and even became the honorary president of the 10th anniversary of the festival Maximum Blues in Carleton. In 2007, she was recognized by the State of Mississippi, as Governor Haley Barbour honored her at the opening of The Nanette Workman French (Francophone) House on the Mississippi State University campus.
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