Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians
Benson, Paula (Fran)
Benson, Paula (Fran), vocalist, songwriter; b. Jacksonville, Florida, 4 April 1953. Her parents are Mary Lee Jones and Samuel L. Roberts. She has two brothers Michael W, 1954 and Reginald L, 1955. Reggie is a self-taught harmonica player. At age 18, 1971, Paula went to FCCJ, located in Jacksonville Florida, to major in music, but did not finish. While attending junior college she became a member of the FCCJ Chorale. The group travelled to Europe for a week, April 1972, then to a performance in Denmark.
Interviews on WAWL 91.5 FM, WUTC 88.1 FM both in Chattanooga TN, and WRFG 89.3 FM Atlanta Georgia.
First honor received '97 by the Georgia Music Industry Associates, (GMIA).