Her first hit record was " Double Crossing Blues ", with the Johnny Otis Quintette and the Robins (a vocal group), released in 1950 by Savoy Records , which reached number 1 on the Billboard R&B chart . She made several hit records for Savoy with the Johnny Otis Orchestra, including " Mistrusting Blues " (a duet with Mel Walker ) and "Cupid's Boogie", both of which also went to number 1 that year. Four more of her records made the Top 10 in the same year: "Misery" (number 9), "Deceivin' Blues" (number 4), "Wedding Boogie" (number 6), and "Far Away Blues (Xmas Blues)" (number 6). Few female artists performing in any genre had such success in their debut year. [2]


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