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Female Blues Singers Vol 11 J/L 1921 - 1931


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FEATURED ARTIST / S
Flo Johnson
Ruth Johnson
Josephine Jones
Genevieve Jordan
Eliza Christmas Lee
Mandy Lee
Florence Lowery

    TRACK LIST

Flo Johnson
01 - Four o`clock blues
02 - Sugar blues

Ruth Johnson
03 - Rockin` chair
04 - Careless love

Josephine Jones
05 - I wonder what`s become of Sally?
06 - Just one word of consolation

Genevieve Jordan
07 - Baby`s got the blues

Eliza Christmas Lee
08 - I ain`t givin` nothin` away (take - -)
09 - Arkansas blues (take - -)

Mandy Lee
10 - Aggravatin` papa
11 - I`m a harmony baby (take a)
12 - If your man is like my man (take a)
13 - `tain`t nobody`s biz-ness if I do
14 - Papa, better watch your step
15 - Rounders blues
16 - Wandering papa blues
17 - I needs aplenty of grease in my frying pan
18 - Crap shootin` papa, mama done caught your dice
19 - Harlem blues
20 - Somebody`s been loving my baby

Florence Lowery
21 - Bow down blues
22 - Moving day blues
23 - Poor girl blues
24 - Thirty day blues

DOCD-5515
Female Blues Singers Vol 11 J/L 1921 - 1931

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

Volume 11 features some outstanding musical moments from the Classic Blues era as well some intriguing discographical mysteries. 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 others 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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