Blues singer Mamie “Galore” Davis died Oct. 6 of a stroke in her native Mississippi. She was 61.
She performed with such musicians as Little Johnny Burton, Buddy Hicks, Little Milton and the Ike and Tina Turner Revue. Her first solo recording was “Special Agent 34-24-38,” recorded on the St. Lawrence label in 1965. She recorded two more singles for St. Lawrence, including her biggest hit, “It Ain’t Necessary,” in 1966.