I Can't Be Satisfied: Early American Women Blues Singers, Vol. 1: Country

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All Music Guide - Joslyn Layne
Required listening, I Can't Be Satisfied, Vol. 1 is the "Country" volume in a two-part series of early American blueswomen Volume 2 is the "Town" volume. It is an absolutely essential compilation of early country blueswomen, many of whom appear on virtually no other recordings. This definitive archival collection of underdocumented, classic blueswomen and the better known bluesmen who performed with them includes such artists as Ruby Glaze backed by husband Blind Willie McTell and Hattie Hart who performs here with the Memphis Jug Band. Also heard are the only two available tracks by the intense Bertha Lee Charlie Patton's wife during the last years of his life, "Yellow ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Joslyn Layne
Required listening, I Can't Be Satisfied, Vol. 1 is the "Country" volume in a two-part series of early American blueswomen Volume 2 is the "Town" volume. It is an absolutely essential compilation of early country blueswomen, many of whom appear on virtually no other recordings. This definitive archival collection of underdocumented, classic blueswomen and the better known bluesmen who performed with them includes such artists as Ruby Glaze backed by husband Blind Willie McTell and Hattie Hart who performs here with the Memphis Jug Band. Also heard are the only two available tracks by the intense Bertha Lee Charlie Patton's wife during the last years of his life, "Yellow Bee" and "Mind Reader Blues." The sound quality of these 1920s recordings varies from mild, surface noise to the intense hiss of Geeshie Wiley's "Eagles on a Half," but some listeners will find that the power and rarity of this music outweighs such aesthetic inconveniences. If you want to hear incredible, tough women sing country-blues, get this.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/20/1997
  • Label: Yazoo
  • UPC: 016351202628
  • Catalog Number: 2026
  • Sales rank: 163,491

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Memphis Jug Band Track Performer
Memphis Minnie Track Performer
Bessie Tucker Track Performer
Hattie Hart Track Performer
Bertha Henderson Track Performer
Lottie Kimbrough Track Performer
Rosie Mae Moore Track Performer
Irene Scruggs Track Performer
Elizabeth Johnson Track Performer
Mae Glover Track Performer
Ruby Glaze Track Performer
Hattie Hudson Track Performer
Mattie Delaney Track Performer
Pearl Dickson Track Performer
Lizzie Washington Track Performer
Geeshie Wiley Track Performer
Bertha Lee Vocals, Track Performer
Lillian Miller Track Performer
Technical Credits
Blind Willie McTell Composer
Charley Patton Composer
Hattie Hart Composer
Lottie Kimbrough Composer
Will Shade Composer
Don Kent Producer, Liner Notes
Richard Nevins Producer, Remastering
Lottie Beaman Composer
Joan Pelosi Art Direction
Unidentified Prisoner Composer
Bertha Lee Composer
Jennie Mae Clayton Composer
George W. Thomas Composer
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