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Damita Jo

Damita Jo

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    R&B diva Damita Jo remains best known for the million-selling 1960 smash "I'll Save the Last Dance for You," her ingenious riposte to the Drifters' "Save the Last Dance for Me." Born Damita Jo DuBlanc in Austin, TX, on August 5, 1930, she grew up in Santa Barbara, CA, and with the backing of pioneering Los Angeles disc jockey Joe Adams landed a two-month residency at the local Club Oasis in 1949. When Adams was appointed to head up Discovery Records' R&B operations, he made Dami... Read more

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