Thursday, March 27, 2014
One In A Million...
Although she never had many hits, Maxine Brown, was one of the most underrated soul and R&B vocalists of the '60s. She signed to the New York-based, uptown soul label Wand in 1963 where she recorded her best work but was constantly overshadowed by labelmate Dionne Warwick.
Brown was one of the most versatile soul singers of the '60's but just maybe that versatility worked against her as she was difficult to pigeonhole, with her style being influenced by the emerging girl groups, Motown and Stax amongst many other styles. Whatever the reasons it is still hard to believe that she is not better known than what she is.
One In A Million