Faye Adams


Faye Adams (b. May 22, 1923) is an R&B singer who became famous during the 1950s before retiring from the music industry in 1963. Her best known songs include "Shake A Hand" (1953), an R&B chart topper and her greatest Pop/Rock crossover success. She had two other R&B #1 hits in 1954 with "I'll Be True" and "Hurts Me To My Heart." In 1998, she was honored with a Pioneer Award by the Rhythm & Blues Foundation.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Shake A Hand (1953)

Pop charts debut year: 1953

Years active: ca. late 1940s - early 1960s

Genres: Gospel, R&B

Labels: Atlantic, Herald, Imperial


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