Mamie Galore

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Mamie Galore Davis | Copyright control | tc483

Mamie Galore Davis was born on September 24, 1940 and died on October 6, 2001 of a stroke.

She toured with Little Milton and Ike & Tina Turner before signing to St. Lawrence Records in Chicago. Her 1966 recording ‘It Ain’t Necessary’ was a local hit. She moved to California where she continued to write and record Blues songs. Mamie recorded ‘No Right to Cry’ and duetted with her songwriting partner Dee Irwin for Imperial Records. In 1972 she became a music teacher in the Southern states, and was known as ‘The Soul Queen of Greenville’. On some recordings she is credited as Mamie P. Galore.


The Kolettes

The Kolettes are thought to have been Theresa Cleveland and Ann Gissendanner (sometimes known as The Soul Sisters). Photos of “The Kolettes” show four young ladies, adding to the confusion. Can anyone confirm, please?

Jimmy Bowman


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Jimmy Bowman is the influential jazz and blues pianist Jimmy Bowman, who is pictured. Jimmy Bowman was born in 1918 at Lake Charles, Louisiana, and died in 1992 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. With grateful thanks and warm regards to Mr J Bowman Jnr for the information.