From Mansfield, Texas.  When he met her, Sammy Davis, Jr. was startled to discover that she was white.  “I thought you were one of us,” he said.  “I am!” she said.

What a doll.

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2 thoughts on “ELLA MAE MORSE

  1. She was the first I’ve heard on record to use the word “homie”. The best Western Swing outside of Bob Wills.

  2. She also did proto-r & b and proto-rock. An interesting transitional figure.

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