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Dionne Farris

Dionne Farris came to the attention of the music world with her vocal contributions to Arrested Development's breakthrough hit single, "Tennessee," plus other tracks on the group's 1992 debut. Farris started singing in high school, performing in her school's choir in Bordentown, New Jersey and starring in a production of Annie. From there, she sang on Manhattan's club circuit, both solo and with a female vocal group called Onyx, but grew frustrated in her late teens. She moved to Atlanta to live with her father in 1990 and started dating drummer Rasha Don, an early member of Arrested Development. The group was looking for a female singer, and while joining a band didn't fit Farris' plans, she had nothing better to do. Farris was never really an official member of Arrested Development, characterizing herself more as part of its extended family. After "Tennessee" broke, Farris got enough media attention to cause personal conflicts with bandleader Speech, and she split from the group in 1993. Chrysalis, Arrested Development's record company, was willing to offer her a solo deal, but Farris took a gamble and rejected it, hoping for more artistic control than Chrysalis wanted to give her. She contacted David Harris and Milton Davis, former members of funk-rock band Follow for Now, and she and guitarist Harris began to collaborate on material. Her demo made its way to Sony Music, and her solo debut, Wild Seed -- Wild Flower, was released in the summer of 1994, spawning the hit single "I Know." ~ Steve Huey, Rovi
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Beautiful voice, anyone up to date with her career? Looks like she slipped and entered a dark abyss never to return. Shame. Great talent deserves to be heard.
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Good morning
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I thought you all day wonder what time you got off work.even in heart ,and mind.
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I have some footage of Dionne singing back up for my friend at a talent show in Plainfield, NJ. The footage must be about 25 years old. She has come a long way.
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Her album is under rated.
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stldel23
One of the best soundtracks ever & I just love Dionne Farris! She's beyond underrated! I could listen to her sing all day long!
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Great Soundtrack
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Dionne Farris has an amazing voice... I can listen to this song when I'm feeling some type of way and this song would literally uplift me... Thank you Dionne #GoodByeYest e r d a y #HelloToday
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This song makes me feel so good
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Listening to arrested development i always knew she would be a voice with unbelievable . talent
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Yas honey this song and hopeless is favorite also go Dionne ! No come back !
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SO SEXY....
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icarroll217
I love her voice Hopeless is my favorite
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She tore this song up at Black Women Rock! in Detroit this weekend. She is an amazing vocalist.
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dont read this because it actually works. You will get kissed on the nearest possible friday by the love of your life. tommorrow will be the best day of your life. however if you do not post this comment to at least 3 songs you will die in 2 days. now youve started reading this so dont stop. this is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in at least 143 minutes when if done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters this is scary cuz it actually works. LOL
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lalexanderjr 0 7 1 7
AMAZING HOW SO MANY OF AMERICAS BLACK FEMALE ARTISTS ARE OVERLOOKED. GUESS ITS WHO YOU SLEEPING WITH GETS YOU LAID AND PLAYED. WE NEED TO STOP EXPOSING OUR SISTERS TO SUCH HUMILIATION AND LET THE PUBLIC DECIDE
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WHAT HAPPENED TO MS FARRIS, I PLAYED THE HELL OUT OF THIS
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Yeah but what happened to her singing career
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This song NEVER gets old.
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I LOVE THIS SONG!! Radio slept on this on!
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mglimp
I Love this song. Soulful sound and relaxing :)
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I love this song! For folks looking for new material from her she has a facebook page. I recommend checking it out!
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grrreat memories!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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This is what ole skool is all about. Those were the good ole days. GREAT SONG!
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Where are you Ms. Ferris?? All time classic voice and song. Van Hunt wrote this one.
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trippswithca r l a 4
One of my favs of all times!
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love this song
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Dang, I forgot about this song......
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Nice
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lgw624
I love this song & I love the move sooo much!!!
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Her and Anita baker was talking for hours before the show Anita very well know who she is.
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lailai508
Didnt know her until I heard her on Soul Train Awards 2010 - I heard thatAnita Baker said who is that girl? she can sing. Will listen to more of her music. Thanks to Pandora I can hear people that can sing and enjoy. Radio in New York such as KISSFM and WBLS sucks. They play the same established songs over again and do not explore all other artist such as Dionne and others. Am so glad the internet radios like Pandoras' are here.
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This is such a beautiful song!!
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zycor368
"Hopeless" is a great song which showcases Dionne Farris' old-school chops. I hope there'll be more from her in the near future.
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msnai_7
i love this song.... its a timeless classic
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millieotto
dionne is related to my cuz nd yes she is workin on music nd she has a nu song out look out for her
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I hate that they don't have the cover art and the actual CD that Hopeless came from, which was the Love Jones soundtrack. But nevertheless I love the song!
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I love her music. I heard about her through talk....what a delivery. Has anyone heard of anything new on the horizon. I miss her
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mamahas4boys
This lady has some talent for sure and i really like hopless that is really a nice song
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She has an amazing voice.
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sherrillpeop l e s
I love her music...keep it coming gilrfriend!! !
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Where are you, I miss your voice.
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Wild Seed is the best album...I hope she returns.
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Where you at girl? Come back to us!
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Nice. She needs to come out with something new.
Love it!!
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I love it!!!
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samndagw
love your music love!
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I love Wild Seed - Wild Flower. It's my favorite album!!!

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