Award-Winning Music Artist Sugar Pie DeSanto Based in Oakland, California
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BITTERSWEET will trace Sugar Pie DeSanto’s truly colorful life and career as a performer and songwriter who contributed more than 100 songs to American music.  It will explore her music inspired by her life experiences, and a career that has many ups and downs. Why, for instance, did Chess Records decide to withhold the release and promotion of many of her strongest songs? In her journey, we will talk to Jim Moore, Sugar Pie’s manager of more than 40 years, who was finally able to obtain for her the rights to some her music. We will also meet other entertainers and music industry insiders who would affirm her important role in the world of blues and American music.
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PBS Honors Sugar Pie DeSanto January 3, 2014
SUGAR PIE DeSANTO, the Filipino-American singer who was given the Pioneer Award in 2009 by the Rhythm & Blues Foundation in recognition of her life-time achievements, will be attending as GUEST OF HONOR the special appearance of Filipino blues band Brat Pack at Biscuits & Blues in San Francisco , California on 19 January. Brat Pack will be en route to represent the Philippines at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis later that week. Biscuits & Blues has been honored by the Blues Foundation as the best blues bar in the US.
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Sugar Pie DeSanto Reviews

Sugar In Hell
By Tee Watts - 09/08/2013
The list of all the Queens still on this earth that were once on the Chess Record label is shrinking. Koko Taylor gone. Etta James gone. Big Maybelle gone. Myrtle Jones gone. Laura Rucker gone. Fontella Bass gone. Minnie Ripperton gone. Alberta Adams, sitting down at age 96. Laura Lee preachin’ the Gospel. Irma Thomas still workin’. Martha Reeves still workin’...
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Refined Sugar - Fabulous R&B/Blues CD

The fantastic seasoned veteran singer, Sugar Pie DeSanto, and her fabulous R&B/Blues CD, "Refined Sugar" will captivate your musical palette with her soulful melodies. Her voice burns with intensity while her cast of musicians executes their instruments with exceptional precision. Opening up the CD, the song, "Matter Of Time," grooves with a flashy R&B style as the funky bass line and crisp horns float around DeSanto's strong and solid vocals. The Blues come to life on the songs, "Blues Hall Of Fame," and "I Need Help," as DeSanto's voice is overflowing with Bluesy passion and soul. "Gemmie A Penny" is another tune that spins with expressive style as it offers an upbeat rhythm and catchy lyrics. You'll find the intoxicating songs on the excellent album, "Refined Sugar" to be a fresh and soulful blend of music and if you're a fan of Etta James or James Brown you will really appreciate DeSanto's terrific vocal style and memorable melodies.

SUGAR IS SWEET! Sugar Pie DeSanto Interview
By James Porter
(From Roctober #24, 1999)
Though there are many negatives to the touristy Blues club scene in Chicago, one good aspect is that if you're a gigging artist, you don't need a big name . . . people will come to see you in the name of Blues. When Sugar Pie Desanto played this spring at Legends, the hopping Blues bar owned by former Chess-mate Buddy Guy, it was almost a solid bet that 95% of the full house didn't know Sugar Pie from Sugar Ray, but she rocked the crowd all the same...
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A Taste of Sugar -audio interview: The Sugar Pie de Santo Story (Parts 1, 2 and 3)
From: Howard Burchette
Series: The Funk Show
Sugar Pie de Santo is a singer, dancer, band leader and song writer who is responsible for the hit with Etta James "In The Basement". She has recorded many hits on Chess Records as well as other labels plus has written songs for other artists. She talks about her career which spans across the last six decades...
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GOLDIES 2009 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: The "Queen of the West Coast Blues" stays gung-ho
11.03.09 - Johnny Ray Huston and D. Scot Miller
It's a sunny afternoon, but the lights are low and moody at Duke's R&B in Oakland. Sugar Pie DeSanto sits at a table with her manager, James C. Moore of Jasman Records...
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Down In The Basement ... that's where I would like to be with Sugar Pie DeSanto
... at one of her concerts ... sometime in the 60s ... if you know at least her Chess album, which covers songs from that era, you know what I mean ...
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