I think that a bit of deep soul is the order of the day.
Maxine Brown is well known in northern circles for the outstanding track One In A Million but here is a different beast altogether, an absolutley lovely tearjerker of a ballad from 1960. The track which was also penned by Brown got to number two in the R& B chart.
Maxine went on to record for Wand for most of the 60s putting vocals to tracks by the likes of Goffin & King and Ashford and Simpson during this era all of the backing vocals on her tracks were sung by Cissy Houston, Whitney's mom.
Today at the age of 75 she is still performing. The female soul singers of that generation definately have staying power.
Maxine Brown - All In My Mind