Album Review

Jones, Maggie – “Vol. 1 1923-1924 ” – [Wolf Records]

ArtCrimes   1/8/2008   12-inch, Blues

Maggie Jones:
Vol. 1 1923-1924 Complete Recordings in Chronological Order

Somewhat in the ???Blues Empress??? fashion of Bessie Smith, Maggie Jones recorded in NYC with some of the top-flight jazz players of the day, including Fletcher Henderson, Louis Armstrong, and Don Redman. But there???s also a few very stark tracks with her backed by only a banjo, where she uses her voice in a very different way in order to not overwhelm her accompanist (side 1, tracks 5-8). ???Anybody Here Want to Try My Cabbage??? is probably her best known track, and it???s typical of the saucy innuendo that lurks here. As with these ???complete??? collections, there???s a few alternate takes that may not vary too much, and a couple of tracks were mastered with skips!

you heard it 37 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 19 days ago, Thee Opinataur played Anybody Here Want to Try My Cabbage
  • 160 days ago, Mickey Slim played Box Car Blues
  • 488 days ago, Sally Goodin played If I Lose, Let Me Lose (Mamma Don't Mind)
  • 1482 days ago, Sally Goodin played Four Flushing Papa (What Kind a Man Is You)
  • 1748 days ago, Scab Pickens played Anybody Here Want to Try My Cabbage
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