Big Maybelle

Big Maybelle

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Mabel Louise Smith (May 1, 1924 - January 23, 1972), known professionally as Big Maybelle, was an American R&B singer and pianist. Her 1956 hit single "Candy" received the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999. Born in Jackson, Tennessee, Big Maybelle sang gospel as a child and by her teens 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 as pianist, and made her first recordings with Chatman in 1944, and with the Tiny Bradshaw's Orchestra from 1947 to 1950.show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134977233
  • 9786134977234