I wonder how many people today have any memory or knowledge about Moms Mabley. She was quite the thing for a small period of time in the late 1960’s early 1970s. She was a comedian as well as a singer. As you can tell, her voice was not exactly operatic, but it got the point across.
The first two are her comedy routine with a song at the end of the first one, the third is another song that she was famous for singing.
Loretta Mary Aiken (March 19, 1894 – May 23, 1975, She got her stage name of Moms Mabley from a boyfriend and said that he took so much from her, the least she could do is take his name from him. Born in 1894, and started in Vaudeville at the age of 14. I would say the vaudeville had an affect on her whole career.