Memphis soul and blues diva Lynn White possessed the kind of subtle, dulcet voice rare in a field typically dominated by more gritty singers. Born August 6, 1953 in Mobile, Alabama, White was six years old when she began singing in church, and began her professional career during the late '70s, making her debut in 1981 with Am I Too Much Woman for You. A year later, she recorded the single "I Don't Ever Want to See Your Face Again" for the tiny Sho Me label; the record made its way to legendary producer Willie Mitchell (best known for his work with Al Green), who reissued it on his Waylo Records imprint and soon after brought White in for a studio session. She remained with Waylo for the duration of the 1980s, but with the new decade formed her own label, Chelsea, and released The New Me in 1990. Home Girl followed in 1991, and two years later White returned with Cheatin'.