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The complete King, Okeh & Savoy releases 1947-1961

Big Maybelle (performer)
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The complete King, Okeh & Savoy releases 1947-1961 The complete King, Okeh & Savoy releases 1947-1961

The complete King, Okeh & Savoy releases 1947-1961

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Title
The complete King, Okeh & Savoy releases 1947-1961
Performer
Big Maybelle
Publisher
Acrobat, 2016
2 cd's
Playing time
02:26:22
EAN
0824046316129
CDR
HDX11497
Placing suggestion
70 - Blues (NBLC) P4 - Populaire muziek Engels (Flemish music schema)

Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 1 times in Flemish libraries

About Big Maybelle

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Mabel Louise Smith (May 1, 1924 – January 23, 1972), known professionally as Big Maybelle, was an American R&B singer. Her 1956 hit single "Candy" received the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999.

Childhood and musical background

Born in Jackson, Tennessee, on May 1, 1924, Big Maybelle sang gospel as a child; by her teens, she had switched to rhythm and blues. She began her professional career with Dave Clark's Memphis Band in 1936, and also toured with the all-female International Sweethearts of Rhythm. She then joined Christine Chatman's Orchestra, and made her first recordings with Chatman in 1944, before recording with the Tiny Bradshaw's Orchestra from 1947 to 1950.

Her debut solo recordings, recorded as Mabel Smith, were for King Records in 1947, where she was backed by Oran "Hot Lips" Page; however, she had little initial success.

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