Mable John

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by Mable John

Biography

3 November 1930, Bastrop, Louisiana, USA. The elder sister of Little Willie John, Mable John was an early signing to Berry Gordy’s Motown Records label. She appeared on the first Motortown Revue in 1959, and recorded four singles for the company. After an interlude working in a small Chicago outlet, Four Brothers, she signed to Stax Records in 1966. Here she specialized in ‘deep’ ballads, pitting her emotive pleas against a complementary Booker T. And The MGs / Mar-Keys backing.... Read more

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soul
blues
rhythm and blues
motown
female vocalists
oldies
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