Thursday, January 13, 2011

Throwback Thursday Vol. 2: Big Maybelle

Mabel Louise Smith
(May 1, 1924 – January 23, 1972)
Professionally known as "Big Maybelle"

My favorite tv show of all time is The Cosby Show, which makes it extra sweet for me to post this week's "Throwback Thursday" tune. Some of you may remember hearing this tune on the "A Touch of Wonder" episode that featured Stevie Wonder. After the family visit Stevie during a studio session and return home, Cliff attempts to turn in early while Claire is wanting him to stay up a little longer with her. After Cliff walks upstairs to their bedroom, Clair walks over to the record player and says..."I don't know what to say....but I do know what to play.", and puts on "Candy" recorded by Big Maybelle on Savoy Records in 1956. The hit single received the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999.

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