Blue Ladies [Memphis Archives]

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This collector's CD has 18 selections from early classic blues singers. In addition to Bessie Smith, Mamie Smith, Clara Smith, Ida Cox, Trixie Smith, Ma Rainey and Ethel Waters, a variety of lesser-known vocalists are represented: Edith Wilson, Clementine Smith, Sara Martin, Maggie Jones, Margaret Johnson, Rosa Henderson, Lucille Hegamin, Dora Carr, Mary Stafford, Viola McCoy and Ethel Ridley. The majority of the selections were formerly rare including Mary Stafford's "I'm Gonna Jazz My Way Straight Through Paradise" and the sidemen include Johnny Dunn, Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Green, Louis Metcalf, Tommy Ladnier, Cow Cow Davenport, Joe Smith and even Louis Armstrong, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This collector's CD has 18 selections from early classic blues singers. In addition to Bessie Smith, Mamie Smith, Clara Smith, Ida Cox, Trixie Smith, Ma Rainey and Ethel Waters, a variety of lesser-known vocalists are represented: Edith Wilson, Clementine Smith, Sara Martin, Maggie Jones, Margaret Johnson, Rosa Henderson, Lucille Hegamin, Dora Carr, Mary Stafford, Viola McCoy and Ethel Ridley. The majority of the selections were formerly rare including Mary Stafford's "I'm Gonna Jazz My Way Straight Through Paradise" and the sidemen include Johnny Dunn, Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Green, Louis Metcalf, Tommy Ladnier, Cow Cow Davenport, Joe Smith and even Louis Armstrong, making this a CD worth picking up by 1920s collectors.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/21/1995
  • Label: Memphis Archives
  • UPC: 781371701726
  • Catalog Number: 7017
  • Sales rank: 248,739

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cow Cow Davenport Piano
Sara Martin Track Performer
Bessie Smith Track Performer
Mamie Smith Track Performer
Sylvester Weaver Banjo
Buster Bailey Clarinet
Ida Cox Track Performer
Ethel Waters Track Performer
Charlie Johnson Piano
Louis Metcalf Cornet
Don Redman Clarinet
Edith Wilson Track Performer
Coleman Hawkins Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Bubber Miley Cornet
Tommy Ladnier Clarinet, Cornet
Ma Rainey Track Performer
Anderson Trombone
Louis Armstrong Cornet
Lovie Austin Piano
Garvin Bushell Clarinet
Buddy Christian Banjo
Charlie Dixon Banjo
Fletcher Henderson Piano
Charlie Irvis Trombone
Cliff Jackson Piano
Fred Longshaw Piano
Joseph "Kaiser" Marshall Drums
Teddy Nixon Trombone
Jimmy O'Bryant Clarinet
Elmer Snowden Banjo
Joe "Fox" Smith Cornet
Ben Whitted Clarinet
Clarence Williams Piano
Pearl Wright Piano
Dora Carr Track Performer
Elmer Chambers Cornet
Ernest Elliott Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Thomas Morris Cornet
Charlie Green Trombone
Johnny Dunn Cornet
Lucille Hegamin Track Performer
Rosa Henderson Track Performer
Maggie Jones Track Performer
Viola McCoy Track Performer
Clara Smith Track Performer
Trixie Smith Track Performer
Mary Stafford Track Performer
Margaret Johnson Track Performer
Bob Fuller Clarinet
Leroy Tibbs Piano
Charlie Gaines Cornet
Louis Hooper Piano
Jake Frazier Trombone
Addington Major Cornet
Howard Scott Cornet
John Mitchell Banjo
Herb Flemming Trombone
Technical Credits
Irving Mills Composer
Jimmy Blythe Composer
Rich Caughron Engineer, Mastering
Tom Delaney Composer
Al Dubin Composer
Leanne Ellis Art Direction
Sammy Fain Composer
Porter Grainger Composer
Allen Toussaint Composer
Eddie Dattel Executive Producer
Everett Robbins Composer
Pearl Delaney Composer
James Parten Liner Notes
William Huff Composer
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