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Female Blues Singers Vol 10 H/I/J 1923 - 1929


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FEATURED ARTIST / S
Nellie Hite
Jane Howard
Bertha Idaho
Mary Jackson
Sadie Jackson
Zaidee Jackson
Caroline Johnson
Elnora Johnson

    TRACK LIST

Nellie Hite
01 - Midnight blues Listen
02 - Oh daddy blues Listen

Jane Howard
03 - Kissin` mule blues Listen
04 - Peepin` Jim blues Listen
05 - Hard-hearted papa Listen

Bertha Idaho
06 - Graveyard love Listen
07 - You`ve got the right eye, but you`re peeping at the wrong keyhole Listen
08 - Down on Pennsylvania Avenue Listen
09 - Move it on out of here Listen

Mary Jackson
10 - I don`t let no one man worry me Listen
11 - Liza Jackson`s got better bread than old Sally Lee Listen
12 - Deceitful blues Listen
13 - If anybody here wants a real kind mama (here`s your opportunity) Listen
14 - All the time Listen
15 - Who`ll get it when i`m gone? Listen

Sadie Jackson
16 - Original black bottom dance Listen
17 - Nobody worries `bout me Listen

Zaidee Jackson
18 - I`m mad because I turned my baby down Listen
19 - Something`s gonna happen to you Listen

Caroline Johnson
20 - Georgia grind Listen
21 - Mamma stayed out the whole night long (but mama didn`t do no wrong) Listen

Elnora Johnson
22 - Blue black bottom blues Listen
23 - Red cap porter blues Listen
24 - Freakish papa Listen
25 - I like that thing (called the Black Bottom) Listen

DOCD-5514
Female Blues Singers Vol 10 H/I/J 1923 - 1929

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

The main fascinating element to this volume of fourteen is the fact that several artists featured apparently recorded under names other than their familiar ones, although the strangest name here, Bertha Idaho, was her real one. Nellie Hite is in fact Mattie Hite. Jane Howard is the same artist as Miss Frankie who can be heard on volume six of this series. Mary Jackson could possibly have been Ethel Riddley and Elnora Johnson may well be non-other than Alberta Hunter.

Even the accompanists provide some intrigue with the "unknown" guitarist with Zaidee Jackson probably being Bobby Leecan and the outstanding pianist referred to as Mr Johnson by Sadie Jackson is almost certainly by James P. Johnson.

The female blues singers who made records in the 1920s and early 1930 are often simplistically characterized as "vaudeville" artists. This series of fourteen volumes, 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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