Sunday, August 5, 2012
Around 1968, Mikki arrived in Philadelphia and got involved with the upcoming Sound of Philadelphia.
She worked as a songwriter and background singer, working with artists such as Archie Bell and the Drells, Loleatta Holloway, Blue Magic, and the Trammps. She recorded various songs such as "Could it Be" and "Set My Heart at Ease" for Karate Records.
The second single from the album, "Look Before You Leap" peaked at #82 on Billboard's Black Singles chart in April of 1983, staying on the chart for 4 weeks.
During the late 80's, Mikki returned to Chicago and reconnected with Billy Butler (the brother of Jerry Butler). They got married and moved back to Philadelphia where Mikki started an evangelistic ministry & focused on gospel music.
Sadly on February 12, 2002, Mikki passed away while awaiting a liver transplant.
To see a fan-made video for "Itchin' for Love," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Love Emergency," go to: