First Female Solo Artist, Mable John, Motown Dead at 91

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Who is Mable John ?

THE first female solo artist signed to Motown (then Tamla) Records, a Stax singer and longtime Ray Charles collaborator. 

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The old sister of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-drafted R&B artist Little Willie John, Mable was brought into the world in Louisiana and experienced childhood in the South before the John family moved to Detroit in the mid-1940s.

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Like her melodic family, John set out on a vocation as a vocalist, opening for craftsmen like Billie Holiday

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Mable John likewise worked at the Friendship Mutual Insurance Agency, an organization run by Bertha Gordy

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she turned into an evangelist as well as gotten a doctorate in divine nature

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John recorded blues singles like "Who Wouldn't Love a Man Like That"

John recorded blues singles like "Who Wouldn't Love a Man Like That"

John recorded blues singles like "Action Speaks Louder Than Words"

John recorded blues singles like "Action Speaks Louder Than Words"

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John's most memorable single on that famous mark, "Your Good Thing (Is About to End)" composed by Isaac Hayes and David Porter, turned into a main 10 single on the R&B diagrams.

John kicked the bucket Thursday at her home in Los Angeles; no reason for death was uncovered