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Mickey Champion Sings The Blues

Mickey’s a million and one years old, but she’s got the guts of a rowdy rebel teenage girl. She’s performed and opened for the likes of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Billy Holliday, Ike and Tina Turner and Jackie Wilson.

If you haven’t seen her, go check her out. She performs down at Babe and Ricky’s Inn on Monday nights she likes to get shitfaced on whiskey and dance with the crowd. If you go, you won’t see me, but I’ll be the ghost in the back crying into my ginger ale.

Here’s a rare clip of her singing into a microphone. She usually howls it out with no help at all.