She lived in New York and Cleveland before arriving on the West Coast blues scene in 1942.
Mabel is probably remembered more for her 1948 hits "Elevator Boogie" and "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus" than for her 1949–1951 marriage to the featured piano player of "Elevator Boogie", Charles Brown of Johnny Moore's Three Blazers.
Mabel Scott was born in Richmond, Virginia, the daughter of Rachael and Thomas Scott.
By 1930, she was living in New York City with her mother.
She developed her singing voice in church, eventually forming an all-girl gospel group, the Song Cycles.
In 1948 she toured and scored Billboard R&B hits with "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus" and "Elevator Boogie."
Scott married her pianist, Charles Brown, in 1949, and was divorced from him about three years later.
Disillusioned with the music business and unhappy after her second marriage, Mabel Scott returned to her gospel roots, singing only in church for the rest of her life.
She was given a Pioneer Award by the Rhythm and Blues Foundation in 1995.
She died in Los Angeles in 2000, aged 85.
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