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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.

Recordings:
Najane (2000)

Radio broadcasts:
Interviews on WAWL 91.5 FM, WUTC 88.1 FM both in Chattanooga TN, and WRFG 89.3 FM Atlanta Georgia.

Awards:
First honor received '97 by the Georgia Music Industry Associates, (GMIA).

Contact information:
www.paulanthony47@yahoo.com

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