Singer Maxine Brown got her start singing in gospel groups in New York City in the late ’50s. In 1960, she signed to the small Nomar label. Her first single for the label, “All In My Mind,” peaked at #19 on the R&B chart, and her follow-up, “Funny,” made it all the way to #3.
In 1963, she signed with the New York soul label, Wand, a subsidiary of Scepter Records. Her song, “Oh No Not My Baby” made it to #24 on the Pop chart in 1964 and spent seven weeks in the Top 40.