Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1927-1928)

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One of many early blues and jazz women who were overshadowed and ultimately eclipsed by Ma Rainey, Ethel Waters, and Bessie Smith, Martha Copeland made about three dozen recordings during the 1920s that were reissued seven decades later on two CDs by the Document label. The second volume traces her Columbia recording activity from October 1927 to August 1928. Her little backing group, billed as her Smokey City Trio on December 6, 1927, was named after Copeland's home town of Pittsburgh, PA. "Wylie Avenue Blues" refers to the main drag in the Lower Hill District where the city's African-American population was concentrated. Her pianists during this period were Porter ...
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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
One of many early blues and jazz women who were overshadowed and ultimately eclipsed by Ma Rainey, Ethel Waters, and Bessie Smith, Martha Copeland made about three dozen recordings during the 1920s that were reissued seven decades later on two CDs by the Document label. The second volume traces her Columbia recording activity from October 1927 to August 1928. Her little backing group, billed as her Smokey City Trio on December 6, 1927, was named after Copeland's home town of Pittsburgh, PA. "Wylie Avenue Blues" refers to the main drag in the Lower Hill District where the city's African-American population was concentrated. Her pianists during this period were Porter Grainger (tracks one through six); Rube Bloom (on "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" and "My Daddy Can't Do Nothin' Bad"); James P. Johnson (on "Somethin' Goin' on Wrong" and "Desert Blues"); and J.C. Johnson, who is joined by cornetist Bubber Miley on "Mama's Well Has Done Gone Dry" and "I Ain't Your Hen Mister Fly Rooster." The second half of this compilation holds a smattering of records cut by St. Louis blues woman Irene Scruggs between April 1926 and August 1930. On "Home Town Blues" and "Sorrow Valley Blues," Scruggs was backed by King Oliver's Dixie Syncopators, a rough-edged little group that included trombonist Kid Ory and clarinetist Albert Nicholas; at the same session, Oliver's band backed Georgia Taylor as she sang "Jackass Blues." Scruggs is heard with guitarist Lonnie Johnson on tracks 15 and 16, and the disc closes with five titles recorded for Gennett in Richmond, IN, at the end of the summer of 1930. Anyone seeking more recordings by Irene Scruggs ought to investigate her collaborations with Blind Blake and Little Brother Montgomery, all dating from 1930.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/21/1995
  • Label: Document
  • UPC: 714298537321
  • Catalog Number: 5373

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Shootin' Star Blues (2:48)
  2. 2 Good Time Mama Blues (2:51)
  3. 3 Wylie Avenue Blues (2:43)
  4. 4 Everybody Does It Now (3:06)
  5. 5 Bank Failure Blues (2:56)
  6. 6 Second-Hand Daddy (2:45)
  7. 7 I Can't Give You Anything But Love (3:20)
  8. 8 My Daddy Can't Do Nothin' Bad (3:08)
  9. 9 Somethin' Goin' on Wrong (3:29)
  10. 10 Desert Blues (3:16)
  11. 11 Mama's Well Has Done Gone Dry (3:07)
  12. 12 I Ain't Your Hen Mister Fly Rooster (2:49)
  13. 13 Home Town Blues - Irene Scruggs (2:49)
  14. 14 Sorrow Valley Blues - Irene Scruggs (2:38)
  15. 15 Lonesome Valley Blues - Irene Scruggs (3:20)
  16. 16 Sorrow Valley Blues - Irene Scruggs (3:13)
  17. 17 Worried Love, Pt. 1 - Johnnie Hardge (2:58)
  18. 18 Worried Love, Pt. 2 - Johnnie Hardge (3:01)
  19. 19 You've Got What I Want - Irene Scruggs (2:55)
  20. 20 I Want You to Give Me Some - Irene Scruggs (3:00)
  21. 21 My Back to the Wall - Irene Scruggs (2:51)
  22. 22 Borrowed Love - Irene Scruggs (2:48)
  23. 23 The Voice of the Blues - Irene Scruggs (2:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Martha Copeland Primary Artist, Accordion, Vocals
Lonnie Johnson Guitar
James P. Johnson Piano, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Bubber Miley Cornet
Rube Bloom Piano
Porter Grainger Piano
J.C. Johnson Piano
Irene Scruggs Vocals
Deloise Searcy Piano
Bob Fuller Clarinet
Irving Peskin Clarinet
Andrew Mead Alto Saxophone
Clarenc Adams Clarinet
Ralph "Shrimp" Jones Violin
Technical Credits
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Johnny Parth Producer
Gerhard Wessely Remastering
John Wilby Liner Notes
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