Blues Guitar Women

Blues Guitar Women

     
 

These two discs reflect, in their way, the incredibly rich, varied lineage of women in the blues. And of course, given the title, we're not talking about singers -- though many of these women do sing. With liner notes by Sue Foley, who compiled the set, this collection reaches backward and forward to mirror back to the culture the wild,…  See more details below

Overview

These two discs reflect, in their way, the incredibly rich, varied lineage of women in the blues. And of course, given the title, we're not talking about singers -- though many of these women do sing. With liner notes by Sue Foley, who compiled the set, this collection reaches backward and forward to mirror back to the culture the wild, wooly underside of the blues via its female six-string slingers. There are relative newcomers like Laura Chavez (who plays with Lara Price), Finland's Erja Lyytinen, and Austin's Eve Monses; seasoned veterans like Alice Stuart, Foley, Debbie Davies, Jesse Mae Hemphill, Joann Kelly, Rory Block, Bonnie Raitt with Maria Muldaur, Ellen McIlwaine, the scorching Joanna Connor, Barbara Lynn; and the legendary Memphis Minnie, Etta Baker, Algia Mae Hinton, and Precious Bryant, just to name a few. From originals to blues standards, there's something for everyone here. What's most surprising is how little known so many of these fine performers are, and the way the heritage gets passed down, guitar to guitar for over 70 years. This is one for the shelf, folks.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/08/2005
Label:
Ruf
UPC:
0710347111023
catalogNumber:
1110
Rank:
99846

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Can't Quit the Blues
  2. Takin' It All to Vegas
  3. The Man's So Good
  4. Mediterranean Breakfast
  5. The River Wild
  6. Living on the Road
  7. Navajo Moon
  8. Judgement Day Blues
  9. Lonely Lonely Nights
  10. It's a Blessing
  11. Dreamland Blues
  12. Lynn's Blues
  13. Goin' Down
  14. Baghdad Blues
  15. Woke Up This Mornin'

Disc 2

  1. Fool Me Good
  2. Going Down This Road
  3. Doggie Treats
  4. Fixin' to Die
  5. Dead End Street
  6. Rather Be the Devil
  7. Streamline Train
  8. Nothing's Changed
  9. One Dime Blues
  10. Ain't Nothing in Ramblin'
  11. Down the Big Road Blues
  12. Motherless Child Blues
  13. Skinny Legs Blues
  14. In My Girlish Days

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Etta Baker   Composer
Rory Block   Composer
Buddy Guy   Composer
Jessie Mae Hemphill   Composer
Bukka White   Composer
Ellen McIlwaine   Composer
Barbara Lynn   Composer
Maria Muldaur   Arranger,Adaptation
Don Nix   Composer
Alice Stuart   Composer
Joanna Connor   Composer
Debbie Davies   Composer
Sue Foley   Composer,Liner Notes,Concept
Gaye Adegbalola   Composer
Carolyn Wonderland   Composer
Deborah Coleman   Composer
Traditional   Composer
B. Kip Watkins   Composer
Ana Popovic   Composer
Precious Bryant   Composer
Ruthie Foster   Arranger
Michael Van Merwyk   Artwork
Erja Lyytinen   Composer

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