It’s Quittin’ Time
I Can’t Wait Any Longer
Big Maybelle Smith: Blues Singing Diva – large in every sense. I Cant’ Wait Any Longer: This record just melted the dance floor at Manchester’s Blue Note club.
Big Maybelle Smith was large in every sense of the word. She had a big band career before moving on to blues.
But she wasn’t finished yet – she went on to become a soul singer. One of her best tracks was 96 Tears (copy of a rock ballad ? Mark & The Mysterions) and her DON’T LET THE SUN CATCH YOU CRYING, given the big band treatment is brilliant.
She recorded Blame It On Your Love a version of the original by Wesley Paige, a collaborating artist at ROJAC Records: she recorded in on the Paramount Label after leaving Rojac, her last recording known..
Born 1st May 1924 – Jackson, Tennessee
Died 23rd January 1972 – Cleveland, Ohio
Big Maybelle – Wikipedia