Little Miss Cornshucks

Little Miss Cornshucks (or Lil' Miss Cornshucks) was the stage name of Mildred Jorman (born Mildred Elizabeth Cummings; May 26, 1923 – November 11, 1999). She was an American rhythm and blues and jazz singer and songwriter. In her stage show from the 1940s and early 1950s she portrayed herself as a simple farm girl. Her vocal style inspired later R&B and soul singers, among them LaVern Baker, Ruth Brown, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Wynona Carr and Billy Wright. Her own career never achieved full recognition in her lifetime.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 26, 1923 (Dayton), Died November 11, 1999 (Indianapolis)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 5384 2/10/1950 I'm such a fool Little Miss Cornshucks vocalist  
Decca L 5385 2/10/1950 Papa tree top blues Little Miss Cornshucks vocalist  
Decca L 5394 2/16/1950 Forgive and forget Little Miss Cornshucks vocalist  
Decca L 5395 2/16/1950 That ain't it Little Miss Cornshucks vocalist  
Decca L 5396 2/16/1950 Rock me to sleep Little Miss Cornshucks vocalist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cornshucks, Little Miss," accessed June 17, 2024,

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"Cornshucks, Little Miss." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 June 2024.

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