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Female Country Blues 1 [coll] – [Rst]

Max Level   1/7/2006   12-inch, Blues

1988 re-issue on RST Records, out of Vienna, Austria. Material by a handful of not-well-known singers, originally released on 78 in the mid-to-late 1920s. Sound quality is not great, since every recording here is at least 75 years old, but it’s certainly all listenable. Vocal performances, with mostly guitar or piano accompaniment, by Anna Lee Chisholm, Virginia Childs, Eva Parker, Cora Perkins, and Lulu Jackson who seems to be the featured artist here. Lulu sings/plays guitar/whistles on 8 tracks, far more appearances than any of the other singers, and she’s pictured on the LP cover. I prefer the blues mama earthiness of some of the others to Lulu’s high-pitched birdsongs. A couple of songs are offered in multiple versions, so it’s interesting to compare the different stylists. A fascinating look at some of the roots of the blues.

you heard it 48 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 81 days ago, Jack Tar played You're Going to Leave The Old Home Jim
  • 102 days ago, Jack Tar played Down Hearted Blues
  • 142 days ago, Avakhov played Down Hearted Blues
  • 256 days ago, Thee Opinataur played You Got Yourself Another Woman
  • 414 days ago, Cadillac Margarita played Little Rosewood Casket
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