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Women blues singers of the 1920s

I've always enjoyed this genre, of which Bessie Smith was the queen. But there are lots of other talented ladies from that era: Ida Cox, Sippie Wallace, Victoria Spivey, Alberta Hunter, et al.

Here is the only known video footage of Bessie, singing "St. Louis Blues."

by Anonymousreply 1207/04/2013

Ida Cox - Wild Women Don't Have the Blues

by Anonymousreply 106/23/2013

Lucille Bogan - Sloppy Drunk Blues

by Anonymousreply 206/23/2013

Sara Martin - Death Sting Me

by Anonymousreply 306/23/2013

Victoria Spivey - Black Snake Blues

by Anonymousreply 406/23/2013

Sippie Wallace - I'm a Mighty Tight Woman

by Anonymousreply 506/23/2013

Alberta Hunter - You Can't Tell the Difference After Dark

by Anonymousreply 606/23/2013

Clara Smith - Ain't Got Nobody to Grind My Coffee

(No relation to Bessie)

by Anonymousreply 706/23/2013

Georgia White - The Blues Ain't Nothin' But a Woman Cryin' for Her Man

by Anonymousreply 806/23/2013

A good number of these ladies were bi or lez.

by Anonymousreply 906/23/2013


by Anonymousreply 1007/04/2013

After seeing Doris Day in an old movie about Ruth Etting, I downloaded an mp3 of Etting singing "Ten Cents A Dance." Doris Day's version is so much better, however, the recording equipment from the 1920s could be the problem.

by Anonymousreply 1107/04/2013

Ruth Etting wasn't a blues singer, and Doris Day most certainly wasn't.

by Anonymousreply 1207/04/2013
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