Margaret also toured with Dale Hawkins and sang backups on many Chess Records releases. In 1958 she penned her first hit “La-Do-Dada” with Dale. By 1963 Margaret had inked with Capitol Records and released a string of singles for the label. By 1967 she relocated to Nashville with her longtime mentor and songwriting partner Mira Smith. The duo inked with music impresario Shelby Singleton and cranked out hits for the likes of Dolly Parton, Porter Wagoner, Connie Francis, Jeannie C. Reilly, Ella Washington, Skeeter Davis, Freddy Fender, and Delaney & Bonnie to name a few. From 1969 – 1975 her song, “Reconsider Me”, was covered by Ray Pillow, Johnny Adams, Narvel Felts, and Ray Wesley Ryles and broke the Top 40 each time. She continued to write, perform and record into the 1990s.
The late Margaret Lewis is a true legend in Rockabilly, Country, and R&B music. Fervor Records is proud to be home to much of her back catalog.