Benefit Concert for Sugar Pie DeSanto
This Saturday in San Francisco
San Francisco R&B queen Sugar Pie DeSanto lost everything when her Oakland apartment burned down last month. Her husband died trying to fight the blaze. The 71-year-old singer will be the beneficiary of a concert Saturday at Biscuits and Blues.
Along with her fellow Oakland blues scene veteran Jimmy McCracklin, guests will include Maria Muldaur, Angela Strehli and Annie Sampson.
Her record "I Want to Know" was a hit in 1960 and she toured for two years as opening act of the James Brown revue. She had other R&B hits and did a couple of noteworthy duets with Etta James, but since the '70s she has been recording and performing almost exclusively in the Bay Area. Several veteran Bay Area R&B groups -- including the Dynamic Four and Johnny Talbot and De Thangs -- played a benefit for her last weekend at a Daly City nightclub.
Donations to the Sugar Pie DeSanto fund can be made at any Wells Fargo bank.
c2006 San Francisco Chronicle
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