Ingrid Mansfield Allman

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Probably best known as the vocalist on Freeez’s classic hit single ‘Southern Freeez’, Ingrid has been singing for longer than she probably cares to remember…

Ingrid-Mansfield-Allman-ThumbThe song reached No.8 in the UK singles chart in February 1981, one of two Top 10’s for the band.  The track is attested to derive from a dance move called “The Freeze” used by clubbers at The Royalty night club in the early 1980s. Rodney Franklin‘s ‘The Groove’ also had it’s moments where the band drops out for a bar & a style of freezing at these points took hold. ‘Southern Freeez’ in itself almost defines a generation of jazz funkers from that time & to this day remains a firm club & party favourite.

Ingrid has also worked with the likes of Ian Dury, Desmond Dekker & Mary Wilson & now spends more time writing as a journalist, as well as DJ’ing. She also works in a Further Education College in North London.

A very worthy addition to our humble hall of fame, Ingrid was in fine vocal form as part of the all-star collective that was Beggar & Co. (The Original Light Of The World) on that day back in June 2009 @ our third Summer Soulstice & continues to make rare guest appearances whenever she can…

Ms Wordy Thing, thank you very much!


 

 

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