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Big Maybelle

Sleevenotes by Pete Grendysa, Sony Legacy, 1994

THERE'S A picture of her taken at the Fox Theater in Detroit in 1956. She's at the microphone in a sleeveless satin gown, head down, ...

Big Maybelle

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Mabel Louise Smith, 1 May 1924, Jackson, Tennessee, USA, d. 23 January 1972 ...

Big Maybelle: Candy! On Savoy 1956-59

Sleevenotes by Colin Escott, Savoy Jazz Records, 2001

RECORD COMPANY files tell the story in a haunting, elliptical way. Let's take 1957, for instance: January 8, fifteen dollar advance; same day, another fifty ...

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