Mable John, 1930 — 2022

Singer Mable John died on August 25th at the age of 91.  She was the first female singer to record as a soloist for Motown in 1960, and became better-know through her later recordings with Stax Records and as a backup singer with Ray Charles.


“Mable John, Motown’s first solo female artist signed by Berry Gordy, has died at 91,” Susan Whitall, The Detroit News

“Mable John, First Female Solo Artist Signed by Motown, Dies at 91,” Mitchell Peters, Billboard

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