Singer/songwriter who rose to fame in the 1970s as a Memphis soul singer for Hi Records. Two of her biggest hits were "I Can't Stand the Rain" and "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down." She was inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame in 2014.
After taking a short break in the 1980s to spend more time with her family, she returned to music in 1989 and continued to record and perform until a stroke in 2012 made it impossible for her to do so.
She married Don Bryant in 1974.