Ann Peebles

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Descriptive "tags": soul funk female vocalists rhythm and blues rnb Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

27 April 1947, East St. Louis, Missouri, USA. An impromptu appearance at the Rosewood Club in Memphis led to Peebles’ recording contract. Band leader Gene Miller took the singer to producer Willie Mitchell, whose skills fashioned an impressive debut single, ‘Walk Away’ (1969). Peebles’ style was more fully shaped with ‘Part Time Love’ (1970), an irresistibly punchy reworking of the Clay Hammond -penned standard, while powerful original songs, including ‘Slipped Tripped And Fell In Love’ (1972) and ‘I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down’ (1973), later recorded by Paul Young and Graham Parker, confirmed her promise. Her work matured with the magnificent ‘I Can’t Stand The Rain’, which defined the Hi Records sound and deservedly ensured the singer’s immortality. Don Bryant, Peebles’ husband and a songwriter of ability, wrote that classic as well as ‘99 lbs’ (1971). Later releases,...

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