Document Records - Vintage Blues and Jazz

Document Records
Female Blues The Remaining Titles Vol 2 1938 - 1949

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Perline Ellison
Monette Moore
Wee Bea Booze (Muriel Nicholls)
Lil Green
Ruby Smith
Bea Foote
Lillie Mae Kirkman


Bea Foote
01 - Weeds Listen
02 - Could be you Listen
03 - Baby ain`t you satisfied Listen
04 - Satisfied Listen

Ruby Smith
05 - Back water blues (take 2) Listen

Lil Green
06 - I`m going to copyright your kisses Listen
07 - Let`s be friends Listen
08 - You`re just full of jive Listen
09 - Keep your hand on your heart Listen
10 - I have a place to go Listen
11 - No baby, no one but you Listen
12 - Boy friend Listen
13 - Now what do you think Listen
14 - Mr. Jackson from Jacksonville Listen

Perline Ellison
15 - Razor totin` mama Listen
16 - New that ain`t right Listen

Wee Bea Booze (Muriel Nicholls)
17 - These young men blues Listen
18 - So good Listen
19 - See see rider Listen

Monette Moore
20 - You don`t live here no more Listen
21 - Peace, sister, peace Listen
22 - Keep `em guessing Listen

Lillie Mae Kirkman
23 - Lovin` man blues Listen
24 - Lonesome Listen

The seven vocalists included on this selection of blues recordings from the 1930s and 1940s once again demonstrate the fluidity of the blues, presenting pop, jazz and R & B flavoured permutations among the more conventional blues outgoings and featuring performers whose careers stretch back as far as the 1920s and stretch forward to the 1960s. It’s all here; drugs, sex, violence, romance and jive from the ladies point of view and these girls pack a punch in every department. Bea Foote is away with the fairies as she extols the joys of smoking “Weeds, weeds, weeds all day long”. Perline Ellison vows “I’m a razor totin’ mama and I won’t be dogged around” and if that isn’t warning enough you had better watch out because she’s “gonna cut him square in the pants” Yee-owch!!! Ruby Smith was Jack Gee’s niece and Bessie Smith’s travelling companion. Her single recording presented here is her version of Bessie’s Back Water Blues. The classic anthem for jilted lovers, See, See Rider, is beautifully sung by singer-guitarist Wea Bee Booze and features a jazzy, bluesy, hard-rocking guitar solo with steel guitar accompaniment. As with the vast majority of the CDs featuring female blues singers in the Document Catalogue, this collection is given double strength by the inclusion of some excellent accompanists including Henry “Red” Allen, James P. Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy, Sam Price, Teddy Bunn, Memphis Slim and many more. Includes informative booklet notes by Steve Tracy and detailed discography.
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