Album Review

“Oh, Run into Me, But Don’t Hurt Me! (Female Blues Singers Rarities 1923-1930)” – [Collection]

ophelia necro   10/22/2008   A Library

14 (relatively) unknown female blues singers recorded in the 20s. With the 20s came the great depression which was really good for the blues. 16 tracks all recorded (originally on 78s) between 1920 and 1930. The only real known artist on here is Memphis Minnie who was one of the most influential and pioneering female blues musician and guitarist of all time. The rest of the ladies were little-known or forgotten, although relevant, voices from the day. We have?? “stole my man blues”, “trixie blues, “low down despondant blues”, “dead drunk blues “, “pot hound blues”, “down south blues”, “third alley blues”, “tenessee workhouse blues” and “whiskey drinking blues” and other depressing topics evocative of the blues all represented finely here.

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