Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1923-28)

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The second of three CDs that reissue all of Lizzie Miles' recordings from the 1922-39 period features the versatile singer in 1923 being accompanied by either Clarence Johnson or J. Russell Robinson on piano, and during 1927-28, after a successful period spent as a cabaret singer in Paris. For the latter recordings, Miles is assisted by Clarence Johnson, Louis Hooper or Porter Grainger on piano, cornetist Louis Metcalf on two fine numbers and the dated gaspipe clarinet of Bob Fuller on the final four selections which include two versions of "A Good Man Is Hard to Find". One of the finer singers of the '20s, Miles' delivery was quite accessible and one can always understand ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The second of three CDs that reissue all of Lizzie Miles' recordings from the 1922-39 period features the versatile singer in 1923 being accompanied by either Clarence Johnson or J. Russell Robinson on piano, and during 1927-28, after a successful period spent as a cabaret singer in Paris. For the latter recordings, Miles is assisted by Clarence Johnson, Louis Hooper or Porter Grainger on piano, cornetist Louis Metcalf on two fine numbers and the dated gaspipe clarinet of Bob Fuller on the final four selections which include two versions of "A Good Man Is Hard to Find". One of the finer singers of the '20s, Miles' delivery was quite accessible and one can always understand the words she sings. Highlights of this excellent set include "You're Always Messin' Round with My Man," "Cotton Belt Blues," "Lonesome Ghost Blues" and "If You Can't Control Your Man." Virtually all of the material on this 1996 CD was formerly very rare.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/10/1996
  • Label: Document
  • UPC: 714298545920
  • Catalog Number: 5459
  • Sales rank: 52,451

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lizzie Miles Primary Artist, Kazoo, Vocals
Louis Metcalf Cornet
Porter Grainger Piano
Bob Fuller Clarinet
Louis Hooper Piano
Technical Credits
Johnny Parth Producer
Gerhard Wessely Remastering
Llynn Abbott Liner Notes
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