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Female Blues Singers Vol 4 C 1921 - 1930


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FEATURED ARTIST / S
Alice Leslie Carter
Josephine Carter
Margaret Carter
Alta Cates
Juanita Stinette Chappelle
Alice Clinton
Anna Belle Coleman

    TRACK LIST

Alice Leslie Carter
01 - Dangerous blues Listen
02 - I want some lovin` blues Listen
03 - The also ran blues Listen
04 - Cry baby blues Listen
05 - You`ll think of me blues Listen
06 - Aunt Hagar`s children blues Listen
07 - Down home blues Listen
08 - Heart broken blues Listen
09 - I want my daddy now Listen
10 - Decatur Street blues Listen
11 - Got to have my daddy blues Listen

Josephine Carter
12 - The darned blues Listen
13 - The jim jam blues Listen
14 - When I go your good thing`s going too Listen
15 - Once I did Listen

Margaret Carter
16 - I want plenty grease in my frying pan Listen
17 - Come get me, papa, before I faint Listen

Alta Cates
18 - Never again Listen

Juanita Stinette Chappelle
19 - Pacific coast blues Listen

Alice Clinton
20 - Do what you did last night Listen
21 - (Since you`ve been gone) There`s been some changes made Listen

Anna Belle Coleman
22 - Unkind blues Listen
23 - Kingfish blues Listen

DOCD-5508
Female Blues Singers Vol 4 C 1921 � 1930

Genres: Blues, Classic Blues, Female Blues, Jazz.
Informative booklet notes by David Evans
Detailed discography.

The majority of tracks on this volume are sung in a dramatic style. This style is heard often in the very early 1920s but was pretty much pass� by 1923. Some of the characteristics of the style of the early recordings may be due to the fact that these records were aimed at both white and black customers. The collection is made all the more interesting with the appearance of some fine jazz accompanists including James P. Johnson, Bob Fuller, Louis Hooper and Buddy Christian. The female blues singers who made records in the 1920s and early 1930 are often simplistically characterized as "vaudeville" artists. This series of fourteen, concentrating on singers who made only a handful of recordings and who mostly remain biographically obscure, reveals the true diversity of the female artists of this era.

While the vaudeville theatres and travelling tent shows were probably the main venues for most of them, some sang in cabarets and others in low-down barrelhouses. Some were vaudeville veterans whose careers stretched back to the teens or even earlier, while others were young new arrivals on the stage. Yet others sound as though they had just emerged from a rough saloon and house party environment. Some created their own excellent song material, while others were merely the vehicles for ambitious song-writers who often also served as their accompanists. Some are obscure and many leave us wishing they had been more extensively recorded. Whatever the case, they fill out the picture of the blues of this era and present plenty of fine musical moments and material of great interest.

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