Female Blues Singers, Vol. 4: C (1921-1930)

Female Blues Singers, Vol. 4: C (1921-1930)

     
 
Seven long-forgotten classic blues singers are featured on this CD, which has their total output. Alice Leslie Carter is heard on 11 dated but often charming performances from 1921, in which she is backed by a combo led by pianist James P. Johnson, including the debut vocal recording of "Aunt Hagar's Children Blues." Josephine Carter fares OK on four numbers, while

Overview

Seven long-forgotten classic blues singers are featured on this CD, which has their total output. Alice Leslie Carter is heard on 11 dated but often charming performances from 1921, in which she is backed by a combo led by pianist James P. Johnson, including the debut vocal recording of "Aunt Hagar's Children Blues." Josephine Carter fares OK on four numbers, while Margaret Carter's two numbers in 1926 ("I Want Plenty Grease in My Frying Pan" and "Come Get Me, Papa, Before I Faint") are excellent, making one wish that she had recorded again. Alta Cates' lone title (the ironically titled "Never Again") is forgettable while Juanita Stinette Chappelle's only solo side (she normally recorded as a team with her husband) is fine. Finishing off this set are two numbers apiece from Alice Clinton (who is probably actress Nina Mae McKinney under a pseudonym) in 1928 and the fine lowdown blues singer Anna Belle Coleman, who would have been considered out-of-date in 1930.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/18/1997
Label:
Document
UPC:
0714298550825
catalogNumber:
5508

Tracks

  1. Dangerous Blues
  2. I Want Some Lovin' Blues
  3. The Also Ran Blues
  4. Cry Baby Blues
  5. You'll Think of Me Blues
  6. Aunt Hagar's Children Blues
  7. Down Home Blues
  8. Heartbroken Blues
  9. I Want My Daddy Now
  10. Decatur Street Blues
  11. Got to Have My Daddy Blues
  12. The Darned Blues
  13. The Jim Jam Blues
  14. When I Go Your Good Thing's Going Too
  15. Once I Did
  16. I Want Plenty Grease in My Frying Pan
  17. Come Get Me, Papa, Before I Faint
  18. Never Again
  19. Pacific Coast Blues
  20. Do What You Did Last Night
  21. (Since You've Been Gone) There's Been Some Changes Made
  22. Unkind Blues
  23. Kingfish Blues

Album Credits

Performance Credits

James P. Johnson   Piano
Margaruet Love Carter   Vocals
Buddy Christian   Banjo
Charlie Irvis   Trombone
J.C. Johnson   Piano
Nathan Glantz   Alto Saxophone
Jules Levy   Cornet
Bob Fuller   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
June Clark   Cornet
Larry Briers   Piano
Louis Hooper   Piano
Joseph Samuels   Violin
Alice Leslie Carter   Vocals,Track Performer
Alta Cates   Vocals,Track Performer
Alice Clinton   Vocals,Track Performer
Anna Belle Coleman   Vocals,Track Performer
Bill Hegamin   Piano
James P. Johnson & His Orchestra   Piano
Buddy Christian's Creole Five   Banjo
Tampa Blue Jazz Band   Ensemble
Juanita Stinette Chappelle   Vocals

Technical Credits

Johnny Parth   Producer
David Evans   Liner Notes

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