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Female Blues Singers Vol 6 E/F/G 1922 - 1928


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FEATURED ARTIST / S
Dorothy Everetts
Madam Hurd Fairfax
Miss Frankie
Hattie Garland
Cry Baby Godfrey
Georgia Gorham
Ruby Gowdy
Betty Gray
Lillian Goodner

    TRACK LIST

Dorothy Everetts
01 - Macon blues Listen
02 - Fat mouth blues Listen

Madam Hurd Fairfax
03 - I`m so glad trouble don`t last always Listen
04 - Somebody`s knocking at your door Listen

Miss Frankie
05 - You can`t guess how good it is (`till you try it for yourself) Listen
06 - Those creeping sneaking blues Listen
07 - I need a good man bad Listen
08 - I can`t be worried long Listen

Hattie Garland
09 - You used to be sugar blues Listen
10 - Blue and all by myself Listen
11 - Strange woman`s dream Listen

Cry Baby Godfrey
12 - Sweet baby, goodbye! Listen

Lillian Goodner
13 - Chicago blues Listen
14 - No one can toddle like my cousin Sue Listen
15 - Awful moanin` blues Listen
16 - Ramblin' Listen
17 - Four flushing papa (you`ve got to play me straight) Listen
18 - Gonna get somebody`s daddy (just wait and see) Listen

Georgia Gorham
19 - A little kind treatment (is exactly what I need) Listen
20 - Broadway blues Listen

Ruby Gowdy
21 - Moanful wailin` blues Listen
22 - Florida flood blues Listen
23 - Breath and britches blues Listen

Betty Gray
24 - Mean old bed bug blues (take c) Listen
25 - Loud and wrong (take a) Listen

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Female Blues Singers Vol 6 E/F/G 1922 – 1928

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

This volume features a mixture of styles from the down-home vocals of Dorothy Everetts to the precise performance of Cry Baby Godfrey whose vocals are typical of vaudeville where so many Classic Blues singers tread the boards. As with all of the volumes in this series, there are some great accompanists here including Porter Granger, Eubie Blake and Bubber Miley. 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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