Chicago: The Living Legends

Chicago: The Living Legends

by Lovie Austin & Her Blues Serenaders


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This CD reissue is notable for two main reasons. It finds Alberta Hunter (who had retired from music in 1954 to become a nurse and who in the interim had only recorded once, two weeks earlier) in peak form on such numbers as "St. Louis Blues," "Downhearted Blues" and "You Better Change." In addition, it was pianist Lovie Austin's first recording in a couple decades; she was nearly 74 at the time and working as pianist at a Chicago dancing school. Austin's "Blues Serenaders" (a quintet also including trombonist Jimmy Archey, clarinetist Darnell Howard, bassist Pops Foster and drummer Jasper Taylor) has some concise solo space on the vocal pieces and takes three numbers (including Austin's "Gallion Stomp") as instrumentals. A well-conceived and historic set.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/17/1992
Label: Obc
UPC: 0025218051026
catalogNumber: 510
Rank: 138707

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lovie Austin & Her Blues Serenaders   Primary Artist
Alberta Hunter   Vocals,Track Performer
Jimmy Archey   Trombone
Lovie Austin   Piano,Track Performer
Pops Foster   Bass
Darnell Howard   Clarinet
Jasper Taylor   Drums

Technical Credits

Alberta Hunter   Contributor
Chris Albertson   Producer,Liner Notes
Jimmy Archey   Contributor
Lovie Austin   Contributor
Barrett Clark   Engineer
Pops Foster   Contributor
Darnell Howard   Contributor
Jasper Taylor   Contributor

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