Camille Yarbrough

Musical Artist

1938 –

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Who is Camille Yarbrough?

Camille Yarbrough is an American musician, actress, poet, activist, television producer, and author. She is perhaps best known for "Take Yo' Praise", which Fatboy Slim sampled from in his track "Praise You" in 1998. "Take Yo' Praise" was originally recorded in 1975 for Camille Yarbrough's first album The Iron Pot Cooker, released on Vanguard Records. The album was based on the 1971 stage dramatization of Yarbrough's one-woman/spoken word show: Tales and Tunes of an African American Griot, which she toured nationally during the 1970s and 1980s. Her second album is a spoken word/soul/blues CD that was released in 2003 on her own record label Maat Music. Entitled Ancestor House, the album was recorded live at Joe's Pub in New York City.

She is also the author of the children's book Cornrows.

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Born
Jan 8, 1938
Chicago
Also known as
  • Camille Yarborough
  • Yarbrough, Camille
Siblings
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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