Genres: Jazz, Pop, Soul/R&B, Vocals
Garnet Mimms was born Garrett Mimms on November 16, 1933 in Ashland, West Virginia and is an American R&B/soul singer. He is probably best remembered for his rendition of the hit "Cry Baby,” which was later recorded by Janis Joplin. He is also known for his hit, "A Quiet Place," a popular song in the Carolina Beach Music community. Mimms' singing style earned him comparisons to Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson from soul fans and critics alike. Mimms grew up in Philadelphia, where he began singing gospel music as a boy in church, and later in his teens sang in gospel groups, the Evening Stars, the Harmonizing Four, and the group with which he would record his first record in 1953, the Norf...
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