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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 40 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 152 days ago, Mickey Slim played You May Go, But You'll Come Back Some Day
  • 320 days ago, Mickey Slim played Anybody Here Want to Try My Cabbage
  • 430 days ago, Mickey Slim played Anybody Here Want to Try My Cabbage
  • 880 days ago, Thee Opinataur played Anybody Here Want to Try My Cabbage
  • 1022 days ago, Mickey Slim played Box Car Blues
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