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Thursday, 16 June 2016

Sweet Petunias - Independent Women's Blues Volume 4







Side A:
01. Baby Don't You Tell Me No Lie - June Richmond
02. Baby I'm Doin' It - Annisteen Allen
03. All Around Mama - Mary Dixon
04. The Richest Guy In The Graveyard - Etta Jones
05. You Don't Live Here Anymore - Monette Moore
06. My Man Friday - Mae West
07. Don't Come Over - Stelle Johnson
08. Well Do It - Ella Johnson

Side B:
01. Try And Get It - Bea Foote
02. Charleston Blues - Bertha 'Chippie' Hill
03. Sweet Patootie - O'Neil Spencer
04. Sweet Peas - Victoria Spivey
05. Part Time Papa - Bandanna Girls
06. You Got To Have What It Takes - Betty Hall Jones
07. Living My Life My Way - Helen Humes
08. Stop Hoppin' On Me - Big Mama Thornton

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Many thanks to an anonymous donor from the Netherlands for sending this LP in. Scans of front and back covers, the inner gatefold plus labels are included. Great job sir!

The back cover includes recording dates and personnel details. Recording dates range from 1933 to 1956. There's quite a few names which will be familiar to fans of post World War II jazz and rhythm and blues. 

For instance the June Richmond track features an Andy Kirk line-up which includes Fats Navarro, Howard McGhee and Jimmy Forrest. Musicians backing Lucky Millinder singer Annisteen Allen include Henry Glover, Big John Greer and Lloyd Trotman. Although Ella Johnson's backing is credited to Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra, we can see that this 1956 track features some of those great NYC session musicians such as Sil Austin, Heywood Henry, Mickey "Guitar" Baker and Panama Francis, and on drums on the Betty Hall Jones track is Jesse Price, whom we posted on recently.

So there's tons o' fun for the discerning R&B fan. I'm going on a weekend break to Munich tomorrow, so there will be no further posts until next week.

Auf Wiedersehen, liebe Bluesfreunde!

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