Wild About That Thang - Ladies Sing the Blues

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The high rating for this compilation of Chicago blues women comes not from its star power -- clearly Koko Taylor is missing, at the very least -- but for its sheer power and the consistent quality of its performances. Assembled as part of Delmark's 50th Anniversary celebration, Wild About That Thang contains 13 burning tracks from the marginal -- Mary Johnson with the Dixie Stompers in two previously unissued performances from 1955 -- to the legendary -- Dinah Washington from 1945, with a Delmark recording featuring Charles Mingus, Lucky Thompson, and Milt Jackson in the band -- and everything in between. Thematically and stylistically, this set covers all the bases as well,...
See more details below
CD
$7.20
BN.com price
(Save 19%)$8.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (2) from $5.54   
  • New (2) from $5.54   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The high rating for this compilation of Chicago blues women comes not from its star power -- clearly Koko Taylor is missing, at the very least -- but for its sheer power and the consistent quality of its performances. Assembled as part of Delmark's 50th Anniversary celebration, Wild About That Thang contains 13 burning tracks from the marginal -- Mary Johnson with the Dixie Stompers in two previously unissued performances from 1955 -- to the legendary -- Dinah Washington from 1945, with a Delmark recording featuring Charles Mingus, Lucky Thompson, and Milt Jackson in the band -- and everything in between. Thematically and stylistically, this set covers all the bases as well, from the hardcore electric Chicago blues on Big Time Sarah's "Long Tall Daddy," to the risqué, low-key, jazz blues of Blue Lu Barker's "Don't You Feel My Leg," and the bawdy Dixieland swing of Katherine Davis' version of the title track. But the single greatest accomplishment of this comp is how much it showcases current and recent blues singers form the Windy City. We might never have heard of the neo-trad high styles of Grana Louise, Davis, the spine-shaking soul-blues of Zora Young, or the tough and tender Karen Carroll without it. 13 fantastic cuts, a budget price, and the opportunity to learn something -- what more could you want?
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/26/2005
  • Label: Delmark
  • UPC: 038153091323
  • Catalog Number: 913
  • Sales rank: 340,557

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Long Tall Daddy (4:55)
  2. 2 Wild About That Thing - Katherine Davis (4:01)
  3. 3 Confessin' the Blues (4:09)
  4. 4 Don't You Feel My Leg - Blue Lu Barker (3:02)
  5. 5 Got the Blues 'Bout My Baby (5:12)
  6. 6 He May Be Your Man - Edith Wilson (3:51)
  7. 7 You Were a Good Ole Wagon - Grana' Louise (5:28)
  8. 8 Rich Man's Blues - Dinah Washington (2:55)
  9. 9 Not for the Love of You - Shirley Johnson (3:06)
  10. 10 I Love My Lovin' Lover (3:14)
  11. 11 Brain Damage (4:37)
  12. 12 Never Too Late - Mary Johnson (3:39)
  13. 13 Show Me the Way - Mary Johnson (4:00)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Billy Branch Harmonica
Little Brother Montgomery Piano
Danny Barker Guitar
Earl Hines Piano
Johnny Hodges Alto Saxophone
Ray Nance Trumpet
Oscar Pettiford Bass
Flip Phillips Tenor Saxophone
Betty Roché Vocals
Edith Wilson Vocals
Willie Kent Bass
Bonnie Lee Vocals
Zora Young Vocals
Oliver Alcorn Clarinet
Kenny Anderson Trumpet
Tim Austin Drums
Kenny Barker Piano
Karen Carroll Vocals
Big Sid Catlett Drums
Shad Collins Trumpet
Don Franz Trumpet, Tuba
Johnny B. Gayden Bass
Jim Haislip Trombone
Willie Henderson Baritone Saxophone
Preston Jackson Trombone
Shirley Johnson Vocals
Wayne Jones Drums
Teddy McRae Tenor Saxophone
Bob Neighbor Cornet
Ikey Robinson Banjo
Red Saunders Drums
Ken Saydak Piano
Maurice John Vaughn Guitar
Ed Wilkinson Bass
Ernest Williamson Bass
James Wheeler Guitar
Hank Ford Tenor Saxophone
Roy Rubenstein Trombone
Emery H. Williams Guitar
Bill Hargrave Bass
Baldhead Pete Drums
Norrie Cox Clarinet
Roosevelt Purifoy Organ
Frank Powers Clarinet
Jack Kuncl Banjo
Mary Johnson Vocals
Willie "Vamp" Samuels Jr. Bass
Willie J. Davis Guitar
John Chapman Piano
Technical Credits
Little Walter Composer
Roger Waters Composer
Helen Humes Composer
Jay McShann Composer
Zora Young Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Nat Foster Composer
Willie Henderson Horn Arrangements
Mick Ralphs Composer
Terry Thomas Composer
Bob Koester Liner Notes
Sarah Streeter Composer
Traditional Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously