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Maxine Sullivan (Marietta Williams)

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Homestead, Pennsylvania, USA
One of the great American jazz vocalists, born Marietta Williams in Homestead, Pennsylvania. Maxine's precocious talent led to early jobs on radio broadcasts in Pittsburgh and gigs with a local group led by her Uncle Harry, the Red Hot Peppers. After being introduced to the proprietor, she was hired as the featured singer at a speakeasy for $14 a week, a place known euphemistically as the Benjamin Harrison Literary Club. Read more...

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