Motown Records’ First Lady/Former Raelette with Ray Charles Mable John has Passed Away at the Age of 91

     Mable John, the first woman signed to Berry Gordy’s Tamla Records label and a former Raelett with Ray Charles, passed away on August 25, 2022, at her home in the Los Angeles area. She was 91 years old. In the late 1960s, John also recorded southern soul classics such as her 1966 million-seller, “Your Good Thing (Is About to End)” for Stax Records. She also co-starred as Bertha Mae in Oscar nominated director John Sayle’s 2007 film, “The Honey Dripper”, which also starred Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton, and Stacy Keach. […]