BORN MAMIE DAVIS IN ERWIN, MISSISSIPPI IN 1940 –
As a child she sang in church and by the time she was in her teens she had joined Herman Scott and the Swinging Kings, performing throughout the Mississippi Delta. She then went on to sing with the Ike and Tina Turner Revue before joining Little Milton as a back up singer from 1962 – 1965, in the process relocating to Chicago where Milton was based at the time. The Chess label was distributing Monk Higgins‘ group of labels (St. Lawrence, Satellite and Thomas), and Mamie signed with Lawrence Records. Now going as Mamie Galore, her first record was Special Agent 34-24-38 and was one of many ‘Secret Agent‘ records released in the mid 1960’s. Her third record for the label, It Ain’t Necessary, was her only hit and her last for St. Lawrence.