Virginia Liston, Vol. 2: 1924-1926

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Virginia Liston recorded 36 selections during 1923-1926, and the final 13 begin this interesting CD from Document's "complete" series of classic blues recordings. The backup groups are just adequate mostly with Clarence Williams on piano, but such memorable tunes as "Papa De Da Da," "Make Me a Pallet," "Titanic Blues," and "You Can Dip Your Bread in My Gravy, But You Can't Have None of My Chops" are given excellent treatments, finishing off Virginia Liston's career. Also on the CD are the only ten recoridngs of Lavinia Turner, a vaudevillian singer who only recorded during 1921-1922. Although backed by bands on the majority of the tunes, this talented if very obscure singer...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Virginia Liston recorded 36 selections during 1923-1926, and the final 13 begin this interesting CD from Document's "complete" series of classic blues recordings. The backup groups are just adequate mostly with Clarence Williams on piano, but such memorable tunes as "Papa De Da Da," "Make Me a Pallet," "Titanic Blues," and "You Can Dip Your Bread in My Gravy, But You Can't Have None of My Chops" are given excellent treatments, finishing off Virginia Liston's career. Also on the CD are the only ten recoridngs of Lavinia Turner, a vaudevillian singer who only recorded during 1921-1922. Although backed by bands on the majority of the tunes, this talented if very obscure singer is heard at her best accompanied by pianist James P. Johnson on two selections from November 1921. A fine acquisition for classic blues vocal fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/7/2000
  • Label: Document
  • UPC: 714298544725
  • Catalog Number: 5447
  • Sales rank: 377,076

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Virginia Liston Primary Artist, Vocals
James P. Johnson Piano, Accompaniment
Gus Aiken Cornet
Garvin Bushell Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Buddy Christian Banjo
Clarence Williams Piano, Reed Organ, Accompaniment
Ernest Elliott Clarinet, Accompaniment
Jake Frazier Trombone
Joe Banks Drums
Sam Gray Piano, Accompaniment
Lavinia Turner Accordion, Vocals
James P. Johnson & His Orchestra Piano
Willie Gant Piano
Technical Credits
Johnny Parth Producer
Gerhard Wessely Remastering
Steven C. Tracy Liner Notes
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