Sarah McLawler | Copyright control | tc498
Jazz and rhythm and blues pianist, organist and singer Sarah McLawler Kimes was born on August 9, 1926 and died on September 12, 2017.
Her professional career as a singer began in 1946 and she was closely associated with Billy Eckstine, Charlie Parker, Gene Ammons and the International Sweethearts of Rhythm.
Sarah McLawler | Uncredited | tc499
Eddie Chamblee | Be Bop Wino | tc492
Premium label recording artiste Edwin “Eddie” Leon Chamblee was born in Atlanta, Georgia on 24 February 1920 and died on 1 May 1999. He was nicknamed Eddie “Long Gone” Chamblee and was a tenor and alto saxophonist and occasional vocalist who moved to Chicago in his youth. He studied law at Chicago State University. From 1941 to 1946 he played in US Forces bands. He is closely associated with Lionel Hampton, Amos Millburn and Lowell Fulsom.
Terry Timmons | Collection of Robert Pruter/Clemson/Copyright control | tc489
Singer Teresa Walker (Terry Timmons) was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 12, 1927 and died on 3 August 1970, aged 43.
She was discovered by Paul Gayten and became a singer with his band. She moved to Chicago and became a singer with Memphis Slim’s band The Houserockers.
Thanks to Marc for finding the video.
Mamie Bradley was spotted in a restaurant called Wells in Harlem, New York and was signed to Sue Records of New York in 1958. Chess subsequently purchased the masters of the Sue recordings.
“I feel like a million” was first released on Sue 702. The version issued on Chess 1686 is understood to be a different take.
No photos or biographical details for Ms Bradley are currently available: can anyone help, please?
Thanks to Marc for his help with this item.
King Solomon | Discogs | tc487
Sylvester Lee Melicious Solomon (King Solomon) was born in Louisiana on October 12, 1940. In the early ’50s he joined the Friendly Brothers Spiritual Quartet out of Jackson Mississippi.
He toured with B.B. King, Etta James and the Olympics, then in 1959 signed with Liberty in Los Angeles without success. He recorded ”Non – Support Blues” for the small “Ball” label which was leased to Checker for national distribution.
The gentleman’s current whereabouts are unknown: can anyone help, please?
Thanks to Marc for his research.
Blues singer Al “Fats” Thomas was a Chicago-based blues singer who is mainly known for the Checker recording of 1952, “Baby please no no”. He is also known as the man who discovered The Moonglows.
We do not have any biographical information for this artiste: can anyone help, please?
The Sentimentals | Image restored by Google | tc481
A 1950s vocal group, the Sentimentals are understood to have been Sylvester Jackson, Floyd Bond, Edward Copeland, Kipling Pittman and Michael Riggins. There was another group also called The Sentimentals.