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b. c.1900, possibly in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Beaman was one of the first generation of female blues singers to record. Details of her life are sparse, although it is known that her maiden name was Lottie Kimbrough before her marriage to William Beaman in the early 20s. She was billed as ‘The Kansas City Butterball', having worked in its bars and taverns as a teenager. Between 1924 and 1929, she recorded in Kansas, Chicago and Richmond, Indiana, sometimes in the company of ... Read more

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