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Jamesetta Hawkins, 25 January 1938, Los Angeles, California, USA. James introduction to performing followed an impromptu audition for Johnny Otis backstage at San Franciscos Fillmore Auditorium. Roll With Me Henry, her answer to the Hank Ballard hit Work With Me Annie, was retitled The Wallflower in an effort to disguise its risqué lyric and became an R&B number 1. Good Rockin Daddy provided another hit, but the singers later releases failed to chart. Having secured a recording contract with the Chess Records group of labels, James, also known as Miss Peaches, unleashed a series of powerful songs, including All I Could Do Was Cry (1960), probably the best ever version of At Last (1961), Trust In Me (1961), Dont Cry Baby (1961), Somethings Got A Hold On Me (1962), Stop The Wedding (1962)...