American soul singer who released several albums throughout the 1960s and 1970s. She is known as the "Queen of Memphis Soul".
She became a member of the WDIA radio station sponsored musical group Teen Town Singers, when she was 10 years old.
She released an album of duets with singer
Her father Rufus was an emcee for Palace Theater's shows, and her siblings, Marvell and Vaneese, have also been musical.
She was influenced by many singers including Jackie Wilson.