Mable John (Bastrop, Louisiana, November 3, 1930) is an American Rhythm & Blues vocalist who was the first female signed by Berry Gordy to Motown's Tamla label. At a very young age, she and her parents moved to Arkansas, where her father got a job in a paper mill. There four brothers (including Rhythm & Blues singer Little Willie John) and two sisters were born. In 1941, after her father was able to secure a better job, the family moved to Detroit, where two additional brothers were born. The family lived in a new housing development at Six Mile and Dequindre Road.