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Beginning her journey through music as so many top entertainers, she started singing at the age of three in her father’s Baptist church. This early experience sparked the flame of creativity that motivated her life as a singer.
While growing up in Los Angeles, California, she headlined a variety of local bands from middle through high school. The beginning of her professional career started upon graduation from Dorsey High with the “Doodletown Pipers,” an “All American” type group of youngsters. With the Pipers she traveled the US and Canada performing in concerts and appearing in a televised series of “Doodletown Piper” Holiday specials.
Striking out on her own, she took her career to the next level. Choc’Let came to the attention of Dick Griffey of Solar Records fame, who became her manager. Propelling her career, he initiated an introduction to Sly and the Family Stone, where she met Larry Graham. This connection was the beginning of her successful career with GCS. While with GCS, the group played every major venue in the US and Europe, and appeared regularly on TV including “Soul Train,” “Rock Concert,” and “Midnite Special” earning gold record and Grammy nominations in the process.
Always pursuing excellence, Choc’Let left GCS for a solo career. She recorded her debut solo album “She’s Back and Ready” with T-Electric Records. Choc’Let has lent her vocal support on tour and in the recording studio to artists such as:
During the past decade she has performed with Rose Royce of “Car Wash” fame, as the featured female lead singer, traveling the states and abroad performing in concert, festivals, radio, and TV appearances.
Presently, Choc’Let is looking forward to sharing her adventures from a candid “horse’s mouth” point of view in her anxiously anticipated debut book “A Choc’Let State of Mind,” featuring short stories and poetry and her follow-up novel, “Déjà View: Memoirs of a Funk Diva.” Buckle your seatbelt and come along for the ride of a lifetime!
...a book that you can't put down until you finish—riveting
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