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Big Maybelle

Mabel Louise Smith (May 1, 1924 – January 23, 1972), known professionally as Big Maybelle, was an American R&B singer and pianist.

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Something big is going down in the Captain and Maybelle camp. A very special event happening at DOTD: Louisville. S…
People write about Elvis borrowing from blues, Big Mama Thornton, Big Maybelle, Amos Milburn. The voice, phrasing was all Caleb Guinyard, Jr
If you played used "Whole Lot of Shakin'" by Big Maybelle in the game nicely. Was my fav tune in game
"Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On". (originally by Big Maybelle). Come along my baby, whole lotta shakin' goin' on. Yes,...
Blues from Delbert McClinton, Big Maybelle & Little Milton. Big Fat Wide Americana Hour. All kinds, all good.…
HERStory Matters: R&B singer and pianist Big Maybelle was born on May 1, 1924. Born Mabel Louise Smith, the...
Mabel Louise Smith aka Big Maybelle was born on this date in 1924 and passed away in 1972.
96 Tears by Big Maybelle cover of ? & the Mysterians hit peaked at no. 96--yes, really. :-) ♫
Big Maybelle Say it isn't so, Baby won't you please come 45 RPM Savoy 45-1558 EX
is jennifer hudson big enough to be motormouth maybelle she's BIG blonde and beautiful
Don't Leave Poor Me by Big Maybelle from the album The Complete OKeh Sessions 1952-'
From The "Big Bang" of country music Mother Maybelle and her clan The Carter Family have a sunny Sunday
Now playing on 6 Towns Radio with Big Maybelle - 96 tears
Jazziversaries May 1st set 2 -with Shirley Horn ... Big Maybelle and Little Walter
Townes, The Residents, Big Maybelle, Tim Hardin, Inuit folk, Chuck Berry, and more sing Hank. Tune in now
We used to listen to Lena Horne, Little Jimmy Scott, and Big Maybelle together.
Laptop insurance - because accidents happen!
Big Maybelle - Gabbin' Blues: Gotta know the blues before you can really understand music (any music)! love Ms. Maybelle
A public toilet that lets you know how big your poop is and how it stacks up to other poops in that toilet and keeps rec…
.That's why I like *** & the Beatles. They told media "We copied Big Maybelle, Chuck Berry, Richard"
I'm so proud of my big Maybelle! Today she weighed in @ 303lbs! This picture is from a couple months back,but still!
Judah's Latest Music News from VH1: 1955 - Big Maybelle records "Shake Rattle and Roll" in...
The play list for the Sunday edition of KRVM's Breakfast With The Blues. It was the Winter Fundraiser and it started out with a problem...for the first 4 Plus hours we were not on the airwaves...we were able to stream on the internet! Our listeners came through big time!! Thank you to all! You heard tunes from BB King, Muddy Waters, Blind Boys of Alabama, Charlie Musselwhite, Nappy Brown, Johnny Adams, Renee' and the Derelicts Redux, Chris Bevington, The Sad Sam Blues Jam, Tasha Taylor, Freddie King, Steve Freund, Carolyn Wonderland, Kevin Selfe, Samantha KC Fish, Lisa Mann, Laith Al-Saadi, Daniel Castro, James Armstrong, James Harman, Otis Spann, Koko Taylor, Annie Mack, Big Maybelle, Mike Schermer, Marcia Ball, Angela Strehli, Buddy Guy, Richard Ray Farrell, Janiva Magness, Little Milton, Michael Jerome Browne, Joe Louis Walker, Eden Brent, Lonnie Johnson, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, SRV and a whole lot more! Check it out!!
What a treat - Tonights Kipper the Cat wireless show sees the debut of THE SHELLAC COLLECTIVE's latest DJ Rose Bartlett, join Darren Harte and Me on the airwaves as we play 78rpm gramophone records live from the Cambridge 105 studios in Gwydir Street from 9 til 11pm UK time (4-6pm east coast time) Rose is a lover and supplier of all things vintage, management for vintage style parties & events. Heirloom bouquets, upcycled furniture,crafts, Gramophone DJ service and the theme she has chose for her on-air debut with us on the decks is "lady singers" - so we're in for a treat !! Expect some Billie, Big Maybelle, Ella, Ruth Brown Little Ester, Big Mama etc etc tune in from 9pm til 11pm to catch us live @ - press on the "listen now" button and a player will open up.
I am honored to be nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Female again this year, by the National The Blues Foundation . Its unlikely I will win, but being acknowledged for my hard work feels good. This is my 7th nomination. You may join the club for as little as $25 and become a voting member. Your money goes to help blues musicians around the world and helps them keep the blues alive. I am honored to even be called a "blues singer" as I feel it is a compliment of the highest order. Koko Taylor was a blues singer - Big Maybelle, Big Mama Thornton and Etta James. I am humbled to be in any category where their names have been honored. I am only carrying the torch for brave women who paved the way. I owe this nomination to Bessie Smith, Memphis Minnie, Nina Simone and so many more who made it possible for a white girl from the ghetto to sing blues. Thank you blues foundation and thank you all for the sweet compliments. Please join and VOTE!
Bruce Pingree with a program of blues music this week honoring the birthdays of Big Maybelle, Homesick James, and...
When it comes to music I really am old.. Lena Horne, Billy Holiday, Sam Cooke, Ben E.King, Big Maybelle, Nina Simone...The list goes on & on
Closing thoughts on 2013 TD Jazz Festival.. Can you say big fun! Times are difficult all around and planning a festival is no exception. Rarely do people agree on who should be presented. The grand daddy of all jazz festivals – Newport in 1958 featured gospel- Mahalia Jackson, blues – Big Maybelle – rock & roll - Chuck Berry amongst a stellar line-up of living great jazz artists. Going back twenty years I’m interviewing former Downbeat Magazine editor Gee Lees at photographer John Reeves home and conversation rose concerning the passing of so many icons and how that bodes for the future of jazz. Lees spoke nostalgically - reminiscing, one time there were 500 icons and then only 50 – and asked who would come to see jazz performers once the last great died. Prophetic? Reviewing 2013 TD Jazz and coming Beaches International Jazz Festival it can be honestly stated both are now music festivals with broader appeal whose survival depends on reaching that middle ground -who remember the greats, celebrat ...
I've been a big fan of Big Maybelle since I first heard "Candy" on the Cosby Show.
Hey Coneheads! We have a recent addition to our shop...A COW! :) We are now going to have a "Naming the cow" contest! Vote for her name on this status and we will narrow down the top 10 names next week!
Ugh!Guess its time for me and da hubby to head back home today I really hate to leave but home we go even tho my sis law Lanita Dennis is not ready for me to go!!! :-) !!! I miss my aunt Amanda Maybell and my big teaddy bear Karitda Nicole
These dance 15's, girls you have big shoes to fill. Fill them well
*I look around, wide eyed, never having been in a home this big* Its so many people live here?
Oh yes. Try Big Maybelle for a dash of pepper.
Dont care what anyone says, Son House is king of the blues. The queen is a tie between Big Mama & Big Maybelle.
Have you ever named your guitar, or bass guitar? If so, what was/is it?
I would like to say that Next week will be the actual start of my journey to success so many things to get done so little time which makes me want to push harder DVD coming out photoshoots coming up shows coming up video shoots coming up.Turn up if you were in my shoes then you would know this is something big for me shout out to Ivory Alexandria Walter Maybell Courtney Perkins Robert Pfeifer and my coach Crystal Curry for always supporting me and encouraging me not to give up and follow my dream you mean so much to me through it all y'all always had my back true supporters thank you...and to everyone else ."Join the Journey"
It's one thing to rob someone but to burn down my house too!!! Holding my head high God is on my side. glad me and boys are safe!
This morning we intro-ed as usual with Marty Sammon and then jumped into some Mighty Sam McClain, Big Walter Horton, Shemekia Copeland and Ana Popovic. Top of the 6:00 hour and some Chicago piano featuring the likes of Blind John Davis, Lafayette Leake, Sunnyland Slim and Big Maceo. Kept it in Chicago at the bottom of the hour old school style with Tampa Red, Famous Hokum Boys, Big Bill Broonzy, Georgia Tom, Lil Johnson, Frankie Half Pint Jaxon and Cripple Clarence Lofton. Top of the 7:00 hour and the first set from our featured artist today, Big Joe Turner who would of been 102 years young. To the bottom of the hour with some big band / jump blues featuring Chick Webb Orchestra with Louis Jordan, Julia Lee and her Boyfriends, Wild Bill Moore, Lula Reed & Sonny Thompson, Joe Liggins, Big Maybelle, Jack McVea, Johnny Alston and his Allstars featuring Wynonie Harris, Ivory Joe Hunter and Larry Johnson w/ Wea Bea Booze. Top of the 8:00 hour and set number 2 from Big Joe Turner featuring his Atlantic sides f ...
Black History Fact:1924, Big Maybelle was born. She was a blues singer with a powerful voice and a stage presence to match.
Gus Chambers is host of Free Forms today - Big Maybelle, Tom Corbett ‘Space Cadet,’ and Della Reese are in the...
Mickey Baker   MacHouston Baker was an American guitarist who is widely held to be a critical force in the bridging of rhythm and blues and rock and roll, (along with Bo Diddley, Ike Turner, and Chuck Berry).  While Baker worked with and recorded with several artists throughout his career, his best work was considered his duo Mickey & Sylvia, which was inspired by Les Paul & Mary Ford.  His guitar riffs were considered to be more bold and piercing than almost anything in the late 50's.  The duo's hit "Love is Strange" featured his famous, bluesy guitar riffs.  Throughout his career Baker also worked with The Drifters, Ray Charles, Ivory Joe Hunter, Big , Louis Jordan, Coleman Hawkins, Joe Turner, Ruth Brown, Big Maybelle, and Ike & Tina Turner. 
 Fingerpoppin Soul # 1003 17- 1 - 2013 1 Jay Dee - I can't let you go. 2 Sarah Vaughan - One,two,three. 3 Joe Simon - Music for my lady. 4 Smokey 007 - A Hundred pounds of Clay. 5 Johnny Osbourne - Na skin up. 6 The Isley Brothers - Have you ever been disappointed. 7 The Daytonians - Let God work it out. 8 Fat Larry's Band - You've waited too long . 9 Freddie Scott - Where were you. 10 The Raeletts - One hurt deserves the other. 11 Alex Brown - Turn around look at me. 12 Joe Acosta and his Empresarios - Loneliness. 13 Jackie Ross - One hand wash the other. 14 Lee Moses - What you don't want me to be . 15 Toussaint McCall - Let's try love. 16 The Chantells - Loving Stranger. 17 The Continental IV - Day by bay ( every minute of the hour). 18 The New Holidays - Maybe so maybe no . 19 Big Maybelle - Careless love. 20 Irma Thomas - Two winters long. 21 Aaron Neville - Baby I'm a want you . 22 The Persuaders - Love goes good when things go bad . 23 Jesse James - If y ...
Fingerpoppin Soul  # 1001  3-1-2013.    1 Happy Man - The Blues Busters.  2 Recipe for peace - Bobby Patterson.  3 Wedding Bell blues - Bobby Gentry.  4 I don't want to do wrong - The Crowns of Glory.  5 Don't pass me by - Big Maybelle.  6 Nine pound steel - ZZ Hill.  7 Please don't let me down - Willie Hobbs.  8 Can't go through with life - Marie Pierre.  9 I never meant to hurt you - Chris Connor.  10 Ain't no sunshine - Freddie Cole.  11 I've made a reservation - Neale Kimble.  12 Will you still love me after I leave him - Hot.  13 Hope that we can be together soon - Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes feat Sharon Paige.  14 Say the word - The Dramatics.  15 Just be true to me - Loleatta Holloway.  16 Woman of the Ghetto - Doris Duke.  17 Hung up on you - Billy Butler and Infinity.  18 She's on my mind - Hunt's Determination.  19 Get yourself together - The Ceasars.  20 Two can make it - The Sensations.  21 Make it with you - Ralfi Pagan.  22 Love is missing from our lives - Th ...
The MOJO DOJO and I much look forward to entertaining with our brand of blues, southern soul and jazz this Thursday October 4, 7-11pm at the 8th Annual Chastain Park Conservancy "On a Green Night" fundraiser onstage in the amphitheater. Playing Chastain is special every time and even more so when for this fine cause! You'll hear the music of Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Sinatra, Big Maybelle, Bob & Earl, Sam & Dave, Hank Mobley, Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Howard Tate, Eddie Floyd and many others performed in the wonderful Chastain Park Amphitheater by some of Atlanta's finest musicians including Mace Hibbard, Gordon Vernick, Kenny Banks, Dan Coy and Marlon Patton. Ticket and silent auction proceeds this year will go toward 3 projects including 1) widening the sidewalk along Powers Ferry Rd., 2) 'Play Chastain' playground initiative and 3) funding staff to coordinate 12,000 volunteer hours per year. Support this beauty of a park and enjoy a great evening Thursday. Hope to see you there! For tickets go ...
“Big Maybelle: Soul of the Blues,” a semibiographical play by Paul Levine, is having its world premiere at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, N.Y.
The 64th annual Artist and Writers Celebrity Softball Game takes place at Herrick Park, Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue hosts its first benefit, and 'Big Maybelle' continues at Bay Street Theatre.
Nice to be back in Sag Harbor with Lovely Ms. Lillias White and band and crew for another week of Big Maybelle at the Bay Street Theater ... 2 shows tomorrow... hoping to catch some sleep tonight! xoxo
Bay Street Theatre was buzzing on Saturday night, opening night of Big Maybelle. As the six piece band took the stage, a hush fell over the crowd, and the filmstrip projected on the back wall set the scene: an image of a person picking cotton flashed on as an old spiritual rang out slow and steady. ...
Like the blues itself, “Big Maybelle: Soul of the Blues,” through Sept. 2 at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, is a terrible beauty. Born out of the horror of slavery and the ongoing march to overcome its far-reaching legacy, blues music gives voice to the dichotomies of uplift and anguish, h...
Just found out last night that the woman sitting right in front of me, Barry Manilow's theater companion at "Big Maybelle" on Friday night at Bay Street, was none other than Lorna Luft. Holy geez--Judy Garland's daughter!!! For those who don't know this (although it's almost impossible to have met me and not know), my first taste of the love of theater came when I was chosen to play Dorothy in my high school version of "The Wizard of Oz" a million and two years ago.
Tony Award winner Lillias White stars in the New York City-aimed production of Big Maybelle: Soul of the Blues, which officially opens Aug. 11 at the Bay Street Theatre after previews that began Aug. 7.
A fine new musical had its world premiere at Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater last night, Big Maybelle: Soul of the Blues at Bay Street, based on Maybelle Smith, a blues singer from the early 20th century, who once opened...
Barry Manillow RIGHT IN FRONT OF US at "Big Maybelle" at Bay Street last night! Btw-the show was the best I have ever seen out here. Superb!
Sorry to be missing this gig tonight, but it's preview for Big Maybelle tonight. If you're not out in Sag Harbor, go get your platform shoes on and boogie for me!
Be sure to listen in to our conversation with Murphy Davis and Lillias White, star of new Bay Street Theatre show "Big Maybelle: Soul of the Blues" on Thursday between 9 and 10 a.m.
Brunswick EP EB 71104 (1963)...check out that Big Maybelle version on the response for another killer version
Ooh now that's good!...I'm adding Janis Joplin, Imelda May, Big Maybelle & Doris Troy backing vocals.if only!
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