MAMA HE TREATS YOUR DAUGHTER MEAN was a smash 1953 hit by Ruth Brown. Her backing band was directed by Ray Charles. Yes, that Ray Charles.
PUGILISTS with great voices. All these dudes were kickass on stage and badass in the boxing ring. Billy Ward, Bo Diddley, Roy Hamilton, Roy Brown, James Brown, Lee Dorsey (who fought as Kid Chocolate) & Golden Glove champion Jackie Wilson. Probably Big Mama Thornton should be on this list.