Known for his hit singles 'Cry Baby' and 'I'll Take Good Care Of You,' Mimms performed with The Deltones, The Enchanters, The Gainors, and The Norfolk Four, and went on to have a solo singing career.
He began his career as a choral and gospel music singer and later ventured into the soul and rhythm and blues genres.
Between the late 1970s and the early 2000s, he temporarily abandoned his music career to found a religious organization called the Bottom Line Revival Ministries.
Born Garrett Mimms, he spent his earliest days in Ashland, West Virginia, and the majority of his childhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He later lived and worked in New York City.
Mimms and The Enchanters released their chart topping single, "Cry Baby," in 1963. A little less than a decade later, Janis Joplin recorded a popular cover of the song.