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LaVern Baker - 100% match to Big Maybelle

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Delores Williams, 11 November 1929, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 10 March 1997, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. Baker was a pioneering voice in the fusion of R&B and rock ‘n’ roll in the 50s. In 1947 she was discovered in a Chicago nightclub by band leader Fletcher Henderson. Although still in her teens, the singer won a recording contract with the influ Read more

Little Esther - 98% match to Big Maybelle

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
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Ruth Brown - 91% match to Big Maybelle

Genres: Blues Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 January 1928, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA, d. 17 November 2006, Henderson, Nevada, USA. Brown started her musical career singing gospel at an early age in the church choir led by her father. In 1948 she was singing with a band led by her husband Jimmy in Washington, DC, when Willis Conover (from the radio show Voice Of America) recommended her to Ahmet Ertegun of the newly Read more

Chuck Willis - 68% match to Big Maybelle

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
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Baby Washington - 56% match to Big Maybelle

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Justine Washington, 13 November 1940, Bamberg, South Carolina, USA. Washington’s (aka Jeanette Washington) tremendously moving voice, earthy but sophisticated, perfectly epitomized uptown soul. Yet unlike her southern counterparts she never experienced great crossover recognition, although once cited by Dusty Springfield as her all-time favourite singer.

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Koko Taylor - 55% match to Big Maybelle

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Cora Walton, 28 September 1935, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Taylor is one of the few major figures that post-war Chicago blues has produced. Her soulfully rasping voice has ensured her popularity in the Windy City, and latterly further afield, for over 30 years, since she recorded her first single for the local USA label. Signed by the leading black music independent label Ches Read more

Wynonie Harris - 55% match to Big Maybelle

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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24 August 1915, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, d. 14 June 1969, Los Angeles, California, USA. This stylish, flamboyant blues shouter enjoyed several R&B hit singles in the immediate post-war period. As a youth Harris played drums in and around his home town before moving to Los Angeles in the early 40s. There he played, danced, sang and worked in several non-musical capacities in Read more

Big Mama Thornton - 52% match to Big Maybelle

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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11 December 1926, Montgomery, Alabama, USA, d. 25 July 1984, Los Angeles, California, USA. Willie Mae Thornton was the daughter of a minister and learned drums and harmonica as a child. By the early 40s she was singing and dancing in Sammy Green’s Hot Harlem Revue throughout the southern states. Basing herself in Texas, she made her first records as Big Mama Thornton fo Read more

Little Willie John - 49% match to Big Maybelle

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
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Amos Milburn - 45% match to Big Maybelle

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 April 1927, Houston, Texas, USA, d. 3 January 1980, Houston, Texas, USA. After service in the US Navy in World War II, Milburn formed his own blues and R&B band in Houston in which he played piano and sang, and in 1946 he was offered a contract by the Aladdin label. Between November 1948 and February 1954 he and his band, the Aladdin Chicken Shackers, had an extraordin Read more

Big Joe Turner - 44% match to Big Maybelle

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joseph Vernon Turner, 18 May 1911, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, d. 24 November 1985, Los Angeles, California, USA. ‘Big’ Joe Turner (aka Big Vernon) began singing in local clubs in his early teens upon the death of his father, and at the age of 15 teamed up with pianist Pete Johnson. Their professional relationship lasted on-and-off for over 40 years. During the lat Read more

Sugar Pie DeSanto - 44% match to Big Maybelle

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Umpeylia Marsema Balinton, 16 October 1935, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Raised in San Francisco, DeSanto was discovered at a talent show by Johnny Otis, who later dubbed her ‘Little Miss Sugar Pie’. She recorded for Federal and Aladdin Records before ‘I Want To Know’ (1960) on Veltone reached the R&B charts. Signed to Checker Records in 1961, her first r Read more

Esther Phillips - 42% match to Big Maybelle

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Esther Mae Jones, 23 December 1935, Galveston, Texas, USA, d. 7 August 1984, Carson, California, USA. This distinctive vocalist was discovered by band leader Johnny Otis. She joined his revue in 1949 where, performing as Little Esther, the teenage singer recorded two number 1 R&B singles, ‘Double Crossing Blues’ and ‘Mistrustin’ Blues’. She then Read more

Barbara Lynn - 41% match to Big Maybelle

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Barbara Lynn Ozen, 16 January 1942, Beaumont, Texas, USA. Lynn was signed up by producer Huey P. Meaux after hearing a demo tape and watching her perform in a Texas club. Her early records were recorded at Cosimo’s New Orleans studio and leased to the Jamie label. Composed by Lynn, ‘You’ll Lose A Good Thing’ (1962) was an R&B chart-topper and pop Top Read more

Guitar Slim - 41% match to Big Maybelle

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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