[78-L] Leona Anderson, et al

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca.invalid
Sun Jun 5 05:57:50 PDT 2016

Lillian is definitely one I had in mind. Others from my notes: 

HELENA MANLEY..sounds like Butterfly McQueen channeling Florence Foster Jenkins. Various on Champion, Decca and Vocalion.

DAISY MARTIN..equally bad. Off-key shrieks.OKeh 8008B  WON'T SOMEONE HELP ME FIND MY LOVIN' MAN? has an unbelievable last note

Gennett 6090B  BLUE AND ALL BY MYSELF  12664-A (2:26)HATTIE GARLAND as VIOLET JACKSON (bloody horrible)

Bluebird B6042B  I AIN'T GOT NOBODY  91436-1 (2:56)OLIVER BROWN FROM NEW ORLEANS (Yodels! or tries to)

 Decca 7080A  STEADY GRINDING BLUES  9346-A (3:07)DOROTHY BAKER unintelligible and can't count.

For that matter, Bessie Smith's "Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight" is a disaster..she's fine but the band has never played the tune before, obviously, and blows clam after clam and false entries are not unknown.,

Ladies got the blues and so do we.


> Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2016 03:22:51 -0400
> To: 78-l at klickitat.78online.com
> From: djwein at earthlink.net.invalid
> Subject: Re: [78-L] Leona Anderson, et al
> Yry  Lillian Delk Christian (who even recorded with Louis Armstrong) for
> horrendous 1920s blues vocalizing.
> Dave Weiner
> On 6/4/16, 7:54 PM, "David Lennick" <78-l-bounces at klickitat.78online.com
> on behalf of dlennick at sympatico.ca.invalid> wrote:
> >
> >By the way, there are an awful lot of 20s blues singers who managed to
> >make one or two records (sometimes more) without having the slightest
> >ability to sing on key or to count. I'm digitizing a large collection and
> >sometimes I wonder why I spend each lonely night..torturing myself.
> >(Okay, I get paid to do it.)
> >
> >
> >And instrumentally yours, there's Harry Snodgrass, the King of the
> >Ivories.
> >dl
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