Classic Blues Jazz & Vaudeville Singers Vol 3 1922 - 1927

Classic Blues Jazz & Vaudeville Singers Vol 3 1922 - 1927

by Priscilla Stewart
     
 
Virtually nothing is known about Priscilla Stewart. An excellent second-level classic blues singer, Stewart recorded 25 performances during 1924-1928, all of which are on this single CD. In the majority of the cases, she is accompanied by pianist Jimmy Blythe, who is in excellent form throughout. Altoist Stump

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Virtually nothing is known about Priscilla Stewart. An excellent second-level classic blues singer, Stewart recorded 25 performances during 1924-1928, all of which are on this single CD. In the majority of the cases, she is accompanied by pianist Jimmy Blythe, who is in excellent form throughout. Altoist Stump Evans and cornetist Shirley Clay make one appearance apiece, while "Charleston, South Carolina" (which is really "The Charleston") and the two versions of "Charleston Mad" have Stewart sounding somewhat exuberant while joined by Lovie Austin's Blues Serenaders, a quartet with cornetist Tommy Ladnier and clarinetist Jimmy O'Bryant. While basically a blues singer, Stewart shows the ability to switch comfortably to non-blues material, including "Someday Sweetheart." Perhaps that is why she was still recording in 1928, long after the blues craze of the 1920s had subsided. Her voice was quite listenable and she easily overcomes the Paramount label's infamous surface noise. Priscilla Stewart is worth discovering by fans of early blues.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/26/1996
Label:
Document
UPC:
0714298547627
catalogNumber:
5476

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Tracks

  1. You Ain't Foolin' Me
  2. True Blues
  3. Mecca Flat Blues
  4. Delta Bottom Blues
  5. Mr. Freddie Blues
  6. I Never Call My Man's Name
  7. Tall Brown Blues
  8. The Woman Ain't Born
  9. I Was Born a Brownskin and You Can't Make Me Blue
  10. Priscilla Blues
  11. Charleston Mad
  12. Charleston Mad
  13. Charleston, South Carolina
  14. Switch It Miss Mitchell
  15. Going to the Nation
  16. It Must Be Hard
  17. Somebody's Chewin' You Too
  18. Biscuit Roller
  19. Jefferson County
  20. Lonesome Hour Blues
  21. New Mr. Freddie Blues
  22. P.D.Q. Blues
  23. Someday, Sweetheart
  24. A Little Bit Closer
  25. I Want to See My Baby

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