From the 1978 album 'Who Is She'
Della Reese, the singer and actress who became a household name while starring as a divine supervisor named Tess on CBS' 'Touched by An Angel,' has died at 86, her family and Roma Downey confirmed to EW.
Who Is She and What Is She to You. by. Della Reese. Who Is She and What Is She to You.
Delloreese Patricia Early (July 6, 1931 – November 19, 2017), known professionally as Della Reese, was an American jazz and gospel singer, actress, and ordained minister whose career spanned seven decades. Her long career began as a singer, scoring a hit with her 1959 single "Don't You Know?". In the late 1960s she hosted her own talk show, Della, which ran for 197 episodes.
Della Reese has been played on NTS in shows including Diddy Wah, featured first on 14 January 2014. Songs played include It Was A Very Good Year, Ninety-Nine And 1/2 Won't Do and Who Is She And What Is She To You. Delloreese Patricia Early was born on July 6, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan USA, and died on November 19, 2017 in California. An actress, singer, talk show host, and author, the multi-talented Reese first started singing in church in her hometown of Detroit when she was six years old. By the age of 13, she was touring with gospel great Mahalia Jackson; then
Who Is She And What Is She To You. Why Don't You Do Right.
Della Reese Complete Bio & Career. Della Reese born as Delloreese Patricia Early was a famous American jazz and gospel singer, ordained minister, and actress. She started singing in Church when she was 6 years old. She used to act the characters and scenes which she saw in movies along with her mother on weekends. She worked as a radio singer. She was selected by Mahalia Jackson for singing at the age of 13 years. She attended Cass Technical High School. Mahalia Jackson (gospel singer) was the person who identified her talent and she received a chance to sing at Flame Show Bar. She explored different other music forms and was influenced by Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, and Ella Fitzgerald. Jubilee Records signed her in 1953 and recorded 6 albums together. She got the success and appreciation of the audience. She then moved to RCA Records in 1959.
She is remembered for her memorable jazz and gospel singing. Della started her career at an early age as a singer, and during the late 1960s, she started acting as well and became one of the most popular television personalities in the ensuing years. Reese was known for her gospel and jazz music and she released 18 studio albums during her extensive career. Some of her top hit singles like ‘And That Reminds Me’ and ‘Don't You Know?’ featured in the US Top 100 and US Cashbox charts. She was nominated for the Grammy Award thrice in her career. One of Della Reese’s very first singles, the title song of the album ‘And That Reminds Me’ became one of her biggest hits. It reached the number 9 spot on the weekly Billboard chart and number 16 on the Cashbox in 1957. The song became her biggest commercial hit so far, and the album received a Gold Certificate from the RIAA.
Della Reese, who segued from pop and jazz singing stardom to a career as a popular TV actress on "Touched by an Angel," died Sunday night. She is survived by her husband Franklin Lett, a film producer and concert promoter.
Della began singing in her hometown of Detroit when she was 6 years old. As a teenager, she toured with gospel great Mahalia Jackson and, at the age. It was never released whether she died from suicide or from complications stemming from pituitary disease leaving behind two children, ages 19 and 21. Is an ordained minister. She officiated at the wedding of Touched by an Angel (1994) co-star Roma Downey. She is the godmother of Downey's daughter, Reilly Marie. Suffered a stroke on the set of The Tonight Show (1962).
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|A||Who Is She And What Is She To You
Written-By – Bill Withers, Stan McKenny*
|B||If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don't Want To Be Right)
Written-By – Carl Hampton, Homer Banks, Raymond Jackson
- Marketed By – B&C Records Ltd.
- Producer – Lee Magid
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- Rights Society: Copyright Control
Performer: Della Reese
Title: Who Is She And What Is She To You
Date of release: 1973
Style: Soul, Funk
Genre: Sincere music
Size MP3: 1378 mb
Size FLAC: 1105 mb
Rating: 4.8 / 5
Other Formats: AHX FLAC MIDI MOD VOC ADX VOX