Big Maybelle - The Complete King, Okeh & Savoy Releases 1947-61 (2016)
RтB, Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:26:35 | 343 MB
Label: Acrobat Records | Release Year: 2016
Big Maybelle Smith was one of the coterie of powerful female blues and R&B singers who lit up the scene during the post-war decades, the highlight coming in her appearance in the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival movie documentary Jazz On A Summer's Day. Coming from a gospel-singing background in Tennessee, she recorded for the King, Okeh and Savoy labels, scoring Top 10 R&B hits with songs like Gabbin' Man, Way Back Home and My Country Man, as well as recording the original version of Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, later covered by Jerry Lee Lewis.