A singer. A leading light in Atlantic Records' storming of the pop music Bastille. Hits like "Lucky Lips", "Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean", "5-10-15 Hours". Like Etta James, she later allowed herself to be shoehorned into "jazz" or "blues" boxes, after the vagaries of the marketplace pushed her aside for younger, "prettier" chantoozies - she could still out-sing them all. In recent years, she has helped lead the fight for back royalties for herself and her 50s rhythm and blues peers.