*She talked Motown, Stax, Billie Holiday and Ray Charles. She talked about her famous brother the late Little Willie John and his two son’s involvement in her multi-facteted organization. Dr. Mable John gives a very candid and insightful interview with ActorsE Chat host Ron Brewington.
During her long illustrious career, Mable has performed with some of the greats in the business – people like the late Billie Holiday, B.B. King, Bill Doggett, David Newman and of course, Ray Charles.
A picture taken at the close of a show at the Flame Show Bar in Detroit depicts Mable with Billie Holiday, with whom she shared the bill and Berry Gordy. Billie Holiday’s husband liked the photograph and had a ceiling to floor, wall to wall blowup made, which now hangs in the studios of Paramount Pictures in Hollywood.
The musical dates that she shared with Billie Holiday had been arranged by Berry Gordy. A major part of the show business world is public relations; how to sell yourself. Mable says she learned that from Mrs. Bertha Gordy. She evidently learned it well, because her ability to relate to audiences exemplifies her early training. At home, Mable has four sons, of whom three have succumbed within the past two years. Two of her sons, Joel and Limuel, had launched their own show business careers, while serving as Executive Vice Presidents of her publishing companies.
Mable is best known for her recording of the ’60’s classic song she co-wrote with Isaac Hayes and David Porter, “Your Good Thing (Is About To An End).” She also discussed her three books one of them being her first, “Sanctified Blues.”
ActorsE Chat is a Live Chat Show on Actors Entertainment, a channel on the Actors Podcast Network, a Pepper Jay Production. The program aired live on Monday, January 13, 2014 to an audience of over 5 million persons worldwide.