Big Maybelle Smith

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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

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