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Jessie Smith
Also known as Little Miss Jessie
Jessie David
Jessie Smith Lucas
Born 1941
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Died February 4, 2021 (aged 79–80)
Genres R&B
Occupation(s) Singer
Associated acts Benny Sharp
The Ikettes
Ike & Tina Turner
The Mirettes

Jessie Smith (1941 – February 4, 2021) was an American R&B singer. She began her career singing with musician Benny Sharp, recording as Little Miss Jessie.

Smith was best known as one of the original Ikettes in the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. She later sang backing vocals for many artists, including Dr. John, Paul Williams, Al Kooper, José Feliciano, and Leon Ware.

Smith died on February 4, 2021.

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