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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. Her 1956 hit single "Candy" received the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 1st, 1924 (Jackson), Died January 23rd, 1972 (Ohio)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1944 - 1968

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Notes: Mabel Smith.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 30 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 71951 10-in. 4/6/1944 Hurry, hurry Christine Chatman Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 111685 2/5/1962 Why was I born? Big Maybelle vocalist  
Decca 111686 2/5/1962 If Big Maybelle vocalist  
Decca 111687 2/5/1962 Candy Big Maybelle vocalist  
Decca 111688 2/5/1962 I'll close my eyes Big Maybelle vocalist  
Decca 111689 2/5/1962 How deep is the ocean Big Maybelle vocalist  
Decca 111690 2/5/1962 I can't give you anything but love Big Maybelle vocalist  
Decca 111691 2/7/1962 Cry Big Maybelle vocalist  
Decca 111692 2/7/1962 Tortured Big Maybelle vocalist  
Decca 111693 2/7/1962 I still care Big Maybelle vocalist  
Decca 111694 2/7/1962 I can't give you anything but love Big Maybelle vocalist  
Decca 111695 2/7/1962 Everybody's got a home but me Big Maybelle vocalist  
Decca 111696 2/7/1962 What more can a woman do? Big Maybelle vocalist  
Decca 112500 8/17/1962 Candy Big Maybelle vocalist  
Decca 112676 10/1/1962 Is it worth it? Big Maybelle vocalist  
Decca 112677 10/1/1962 You ought to be ashamed Big Maybelle vocalist  
Decca 112992 1/18/1963 Cold, cold heart Big Maybelle vocalist  
Decca 112993 1/18/1963 Is it worth it? Big Maybelle vocalist  
Decca 114209 11/18/1963 How deep is the ocean Big Maybelle vocalist  
Decca 120597 8/12/1968 Nobody knows the trouble I've seen Big Maybelle vocalist  
Decca 120598 8/12/1968 Swing low, sweet chariot Big Maybelle vocalist  
Decca 120599 8/12/1968 Yes indeed Big Maybelle vocalist  
Decca 120600 8/15/1968 Joshua fit the battle of Jericho Big Maybelle vocalist  
Decca 120601 8/15/1968 Do Lord Big Maybelle vocalist  
Decca 120602 8/15/1968 Everytime I feel the spirit Big Maybelle vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 30 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Big Maybelle," accessed May 5, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104071.

Big Maybelle. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 5, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104071.

"Big Maybelle." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 May 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104071

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