b. c.1900, possibly in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Beaman was among the initial generation of feminine blues performers to record. Information on her lifestyle are sparse, though it is well known that her maiden name was Lottie Kimbrough before her relationship to William Beaman in the first 20s. She was billed as ‘The Kansas Town Butterball’, having proved helpful in its pubs and taverns as an adolescent. Between 1924 and 1929, she documented in Kansas, Chicago and Richmond, Indiana, occasionally together with her sibling Sylvester Kimbrough or whistler and vocalist Winston Holmes. But not possessing one of the biggest voices, she was known and valued being a ‘moaner’ for the grade of despair that she could provide to her blues. Her function was also released under the brands Jennie Brooks, Lottie Dark brown, Clara Cary, Lottie Everson, Martha Johnson, Lena Kimbrough, Lottie Kimbrough and Mae Moran.