b. 1953, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Dark brown started her musical profession by performing gospel music in chapel and even though she was alert to the blues she didn’t sing them until around 1980, when she performed the part of Gertrude ‘Ma’ Rainey inside a stage musical. Third ,, she worked well in the many Chicago blues night clubs, often associated with pianists Little Sibling Montgomery or Erwin Helfer. Her debut recordings had been released from the Crimson Coffee beans label in 1983, as well as the 1st recording under her personal name was manufactured in 1987 for the German label Schubert. Although she was dubbed ‘the Bessie Smith from the 80s’, a deserved name given her solid renditions of vaudeville blues materials, her powerful tone of voice can be well-suited to newer blues styles. Within the 90s she became a favorite appeal at blues celebrations all around the globe. She was supported by English defeat combo the Mighty 45s on 1999’s Considering ALOUD. This recent function, although great, sounded a touch too refined and clean. The improbable, tranquil establishing of Wisley, Surrey, Britain, may experienced some unconscious influence on proceedings. Carey Bell added some good harmonica throughout, and Willie Dixon’s tone of voice was sampled on ‘Place It On ‘Em Ladies’.