b. Umpeylia Marsema Balinton, 16th October 1935, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.
She worked with Etta James.
She was married to Alvin Parnham, later to divorce.
In 2008, she was given a Pioneer Award by the Rhythm and Blues Foundation.
Received a lifetime achievement award from the Goldie Awards in 2009.
sugar pie - 1961 / hello san francisco - 1984
Sugar Pie (Checker Records 1961)
Hello San Francisco (Jasman Records 1984)