Garnet Mimm's is best known for his pleading soul hit, "Cry Baby." Although he was never able to to match its commercial success, his impassioned uptown soul is well-known and highly regarded by soul aficionados.
Mimms was born Garrett Mimms in Ashland, WV, on November 26th, 1933. However, he grew up in Philadelphia, where he began singing as a young boy in church. In his teens, he sang in several gospel groups, The Evening Stars, The Harmonizing Four, and The Norfolk Four, with whom he cut his first record in 1953. After several years in the military, in 1958, Mimms briefly sang with The Deltones before forming a doo-wop group, The Gainors, with Sam Bell, Willie Combo, John Jefferson and Howard Tate. The Gainors... Read More