FEATURED ARTIST / S
|Ida May Mack|
Ida May Mack
Bobbie Cadillac And Coley Jones
Includes accompaniment by Hersal Thomas, piano; Charlie Hill, guitar; Coley Jones, guitar; K.D. “44” Johnson, piano; Alex Moore, piano.
Genres: Texas blues, Country blues, female blues vocal; Texas blues piano.
Informative booklet notes by Paul Garon.
From the CDs booklet notes
This assortment of Texas blues by Texas women contains a number of excellent pieces. Hattie Hudson's lilting "Doggone My Good Luck Soul" is backed with another song dealing with luck, "Black Hand Blues", and both are outstanding. In these she was accompanied by Willie Tyson on piano, who with Octave Gaspard on tuba, had the pleasure of being on one of the great blues records of all time, Gertrude Perkins' "No Easy Rider". The guitarist on both her sides is almost certainly Coley Jones, who also accompanies Bobbie Cadillac. With her rural-sounding accent and her moaned lines - the latter a trademark of many Texas singers - she delivers an extraordinary performance. In "Gold Daddy Blues", she seems to reverse the pimp/prostitute roles at the end of the song, when she sings
Oh, say, gold daddy, are you holding out on me? (2x)
Bring it in on time, I'll count it up and see.
Or, she is merely parroting, with parody, the pimps's accusation? An enticing ambiguity!...