> The black chick who sang soul music in New Orleans
> in the 60s (not Shirley Scott)----help anybody?
Are you thinking of Irma Thomas?
Irma is still perfoming and she just won her first Grammy. Her club in New Orleans, The Lions Den, was flooded during Katrina. I have not heard if she plans on rebuilding.
In 1964, Irma recorded her version of Time Is On My Side shortly before the Stones recorded their cover.