v/a oh, run into me, but don't hurt me !

Female Blues Singers Rarities 1923-1930

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SR268
CD digipack available
vinyl LP sold out

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SR268 - CD
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11,00€

Between crudeness and despair, a few forgotten female blues singers.

First volume of three dedicated to the blues from the twenties, compiled and edited by Guy Marc Hinant.

If, out of these fourteen female singers recorded in the 1920's, some have managed to put food on the table for a while, none became famous or rich, and most remain completely unknown. What can be said about a singer whose entire work fits on a single-sided 78rpm record? (It makes me think of those antique authors of whom all we have are titles of work). What circumstances led to this recording? Who decided to do it? For whom was it intended? Why wasn't it followed by more recordings? Hypotheses get lost in places and times themselves forgotten. What remains are these miraculous voices. And us, here, finally able to listen to them, through hardships and deaths - these voices that have gone through these faraway eras that no one alive today has experienced. Let's not forget that most of these profoundly sincere or ferociously ironic blues were created during the dark years of the Great Depression. However, this selection does not constitute a theme-based anthology. We simply wanted to present a few little-known or forgotten female blues singers whose ambiguous leanings, double-entendres, and uncompromising crudeness had been censored by the propriety of these times ruled by sanctimonious prudishness and despicable segregation. Finally, we have focused on the darker, more personal trend, coarser and grittier than what was being performed in vaudevilles and medicine shows, a radically new form, or maybe an ancient one that had remained hidden from us for decades.

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FEATURES

LUCILLE BOGAN
VIRGINIA LISTON
LIL JOHNSON
MARGARET JOHNSON
MONETTE MOORE
MARGARET CARTER
JENNY POPE
LENA HENRY
ANNA JONES
ROSA HENDERSON
COLETHA SIMPSON
MARTHA COPELAND
IVY SMITH
MEMPHIS MINNIE

TRACK LISTING CD-LP / 24 TRACKS

01 ANNA JONES Trixie blues 02:52
02 LENA HENRY Low down despondent blues 02:51
03 ROSA HENDERSON Get it fixed 02:52
04 VIRGINIA LISTON I'm gonna get me A man, that's all 03:05
05 MARGARET CARTER Come get me Papa 02:48 *
06 MARGARET CARTER I want plenty grease 02:41
07 MONETTE MOORE Somebody's been lovin' my babe 03:24
08 MARTHA COPELAND Stole my man blues 03:06
09 MARGARET JOHNSON Dead drunk blues 03:07
10 MARGARET JOHNSON Second-handed blues 03:18 *
11 COLETHA SIMPSON Down south blues 02:47
12 IVY SMITH Third alley blues 02:50
13 IVY SMITH Sad and blue 02:48 *
14 LIL JOHNSON You'll never miss your jelly 03:25 *
15 LIL JOHNSON Never let your left hand know 02:56
16 LUCILLE BOGAN Pot hound blues 03:02
17 LUCILLE BOGAN Coffee grindin'blues 03:20 *
18 JENNY POPE Doggin' me around blues 03:13 *
19 JENNY POPE Whiskey drinking blues 03:06
20 JENNY POPE Bull frog blues 02:39 *
21 JENNY POPE Tennessee workhouse Blues 02:47
22 LUCILLE BOGAN Black angel blues 03:04 *
23 LUCILLE BOGAN Tricks ain't walking anymore 03:15
24 MEMPHIS MINNIE I'm talking about you, n°2 03:13

* only available on CD