Lottie Kimbrough was born in 1900 in Kansas City, MO. She was one of Kansas City’s best known classic blues singers in 1920’s. She recorded extensively during the period under a variety of pseudonyms for a variety of labels. She started in the early 20’s singing in the city’s red light clubs and bordellos. In 1925 she recorded, using the name Lottie Beaman, her first records for Para-mount, followed by sessions for the Kansas City based Merrit Records.