Carole Denise Fredericks (June 5, 1952, Springfield, Massachusetts - June 7, 2001, Dakar, Senegal) was an American singer most famous for her recordings in France. She was the youngest sister of blues musician Taj Mahal. At 20 years old, she moved to California where she began her career as a singer. In 1979, she emigrated to France. There she established a successful career as a session singer and background vocalist for premier musicians and performers including Elton John, Eric Clapton, Duran Duran, Mylène Farmer, Johnny Hallyday, Patricia Kaas, Julien Clerc, Ishtar and Francis Cabrel.