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Chicago Blues/R&B diva to bring her feisty style to Chicago Blues Fest and beyond

Combining sassiness with sexiness and fiery vocals, Chicago blues/R&B veteran Holle Thee Maxwell commands a stage in her own unique style. Maxwell has been a strong force in the blues over the years.  She recorded singles under the name “Holly Maxwell” in the 1960s and 1970s for the record labels Constellation, Curtis Mayfield’s Curtom Records, Smit-Whit, and Star. Her songs, such as “Only When You’re Lonely," “One Thin Dime," “Never Love Again," “Suffer," and “Philly Barracuda” were regional hits across the country.

She has a long musical resume, which includes working with critically acclaimed jazz musician Jimmy Smith and musicians like The Temptations, Johnny Taylor, The Spinners, The Dells and Fred Williamson, and replacing Tina Turner in Ike Turner’s band.

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KJazz Radio UK Interviews Holle Thee Maxwell

KJAZZ Radio UK is delighted to have as part of its family of musicians the soul/blues singing Diva -Holle Thee Maxwell. Holle THEE Maxwell was born on October 17, 1945 as HOLLE THEE MARCLA RODE’ MAXWELL. She recorded singles under the name “Holly Maxwell” in the 1960s-1970s for the record labels Constellation, Curtis Mayfield’s Curtom Records, Smit-Whit, and Star. Her songs such as “Only When You’re Lonely”, “One Thin Dime”, “Never Love Again”, “Suffer”, “Philly Barracuda” were regional hits across the USA.

Holle sang her first song professionally at the age of 5, studied classical voice and piano at the age of 9, and graduated with degrees from both The Chicago Musical College at Roosevelt University and The Julliard School in New York City.

Holle is an accomplished songwriter as well as an incredible singer. Blues superstar, Bobby “Blue” Bland covered one of her songs on his critically acclaimed album Come Fly With Me.

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