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Blues Early, Early, Parts 1 & 2
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Ramblin' Blues
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Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying
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Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
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Candy

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Her mountainous stature matching the sheer soulful power of her massive vocal talent, Big Maybelle was one of the premier R&B chanteuses of the 1950s. Her deep, gravelly voice was as singular as her recorded output for Okeh and Savoy, which ranged from down-in-the-alley blues to pop-slanted ballads. In 1967, she even covered ? & the Mysterians' "96 Tears" (it was her final chart appearance). Alleged drug addiction leveled the mighty belter at the premature age of 47, but Maybell... Read more

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