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Maxine Brown never had any huge top-of-the-chart hits in the '60s, which is part of why she ends up a footnote on any list of great female pop and R&B singers from the era, if she ends up even that, which is a shame, because she sure could sing. This generous set of her key sides for the Nomar and Wand labels includes wonderful versions of a pair of Carole King and Gerry Goffin songs, "Oh No Not My Baby" and "It's Gonna Be Alright," and is ample proof of Brown's considerable charm and talent. ~ Steve Leggett., Rovi


Born: 18 August 1939 in Kingstree, SC

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Although she never had many hits, Maxine Brown was one of the most underrated soul and R&B vocalists of the '60s. During the '60s she released a series of singles for Nomar and Wand, with only a couple of songs -- "All in My Mind," "Funny," "Something You Got," "Oh No Not My Baby" -- managing to become either pop or R&B hits. Despite her lack of hits, Brown is acknowledged as one of the finest R&B vocalists of her time, capable of delivering soul, jazz, and pop with equal aplomb. Born in Kingstree,...
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