Margaret Marie Joseph, 1950, Pascagoula, Mississippi, USA. Having recorded unsuccessfully for the OKeh Records label, this excellent singer endured two further flops before an Aretha Franklin -influenced ballad, Your Sweet Lovin, reached the R&B chart in 1970. The following year Josephs ambitious reworking of the Supremes Stop! In The Name Of Love was trimmed down to six minutes to provide her with a second hit. Another interpretation, this time of Paul McCartneys My Love, became Margies bestselling single in 1974. Further releases, including Words (Are Impossible) (1974) and Whats Come Over Me? (1975), a duet with the sweet-soul group Blue Magic, kept her name alive in the R&B chart.
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