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Options July 11, 2003: Special Spotlight: Female R&B, Jazz, Blues, 1930s - 1950s!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments
Mound City Blue Blowers  Hello Lola   Options Early Jazz Greats  Jazztone    LP  reissue of 1929 recording 
Charlie Ventura  Dark Eyes   Options Tenor Sax  Concord    LP  various artists LP. Dark Eyes reissue of 1946 recording features Specs Powell drum solo. 
Guy Warren w/Red Saunders O.  Monkies & Butterflies   Options Africa Speaks, America Answers!  Decca  early '60s  LP   
Nina Simone  Sea Lion Woman   Options   Philips  1960s  45   
Rosetta Howard & Big Three Trio  When I Been Drinking   Options   Columbia  1947  78  Big Bill Broonzy on guitar 
Trixie Smith  Jack I'm Mellow   Options   Decca  1938  78  w/Charlie Shavers, tpt, Sidney Bechet, clt, Sam Price, pno 
Yas Yas Girl & Her Jazz Boys  I'd Rather Be Drunk   Options   Vocalion  1939  78  Yas Yas Girl's real name was Merline Johnson 
Helen Humes  They Raided the Joint   Options   Decca  1952  78  live from Frank Bull & Gene Norman's Blues Jubilee Concert, Feb. 1952 

Music behind DJ:
George Jenkins 

Drum Boogie   Options





Bobbettes  Mr. Lee   Options   Atlantic  1957  45   
Bobbettes  Come-a Come-a   Options   Atlantic  1957  45  Possibly the only 1950s R&B girl group recording with a steel guitar break! 
Blue-Belles  I Sold My Heart to the Junkman   Options   Newtown  1962  45  feat. Patti Labelle lead vocal 
Ann Cole & the Suburbans  Got My Mo-Jo Working   Options   Baton  1957  45   
Ann Cole  I've Got Nothing Working Now   Options   Baton  1959  45   

Music behind DJ:

Back to School   Options





Sarah Vaughan  Mean to Me   Options Hi-Fi Jazz Session  Masterseal    LP  reissue of 1945 recording w/Charlie Parker, Flip Phillips & Dizzy Gillespie, from various artists lp. 
Sarah Vaughan  Over the Rainbow   Options In the Land of Hi-Fi  Mercury/EmArcy  1955  LP  feat. Cannonball Adderly, Roy Haynes, Jimmy Jones. 
Sarah Vaughan  Doodlin'   Options Count Sarah  Mercury  1958  LP  Yup, her version the Horace Silver hit 
Sarah Vaughan  Mama You Treat Your Daughter Mean   Options World of Sarah Vaughan  Roulette  1964?  LP  Yup, her version the Ruth Brown hit. 

Music behind DJ:
LTG Exchange 

Corazon   Options





Lil Armstrong  Rock It   Options   Eastwood  1947  78   
The Blues Woman (Marion Abernathy)  Voo-It! Voo-It!   Options   Juke Box  1945  78   
Wynona Carr  Jump Jack, Jump!   Options   Specialty  1956  45   
Trixie Smith  My Daddy Rocks Me   Options   Decca  1938  78   
Big Maybelle  Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On   Options   Okeh  1955  45  Yup, the future Jerry Lee Lewis hit, with orchestra cond. by a young Quincy Jones 
Mercy Dee Walton as "Mercy Dee"  Rent Man Blues   Options   Specialty  1953  45  Although her name doesn't appear on the label, I've seen a discography identifying the singer as simply "Thelma." Update! A reissue cd identifies her as Thelma Walton, Mercy Dee's wife. Thanks to listener Vic Ferri for clearing up this old R&B mystery. 
Willie Johnson with Thelma  Don't Tell Mama   Options   Savoy  1953  45  Record label does not give Thelma's last name. She sounds like a different Thelma than the Mercy Dee singer. 
Margie Day & the Griffin Brothers  Stubborn as a Mule   Options       45  orig. on 1950s Dot label, this off a Jamaican bootleg 
Little Esther w/Mel Walker & Johnny Otis Orch.  Mistrustin' Blues   Options   Savoy    LP box set  rec. 1950. Little Esther later rec. as Esther Phillips 

Music behind DJ:
Johnny Otis O. feat. Goucho & his Jungle Drums 

Mambo Boogie   Options





Mildred Bailey  It's a Woman's Prerogative   Options Me and the Blues  Regent    LP  reissue of 1946-47 recordings for Majestic on 1950s/60s Savoy budget label 
Mildred Bailey  The Lonesome Road   Options Mildred Bailey 1938/39  JazzDocument    LP  reissue of 1938 recording, orig. Brunswick 
Mildred Bailey  Lover Come Back to Me   Options Me and the Blues  Regent      1946-47 (see above) 
Mildred Bailey  Down Hearted Blues   Options Mildred Bailey 1938/39  JazzDocument    LP  1939 recording, orig. Vocalion 
Ace Cannon  38 Special   Options   Santo  1962  45   
Lula Reed & the Harmonaires  Heavenly Road   Options   King  1953  78   
Lula Reed  Watch Dog   Options   King  1953  45   
Lula Reed  I'll Drown in My Own Tears   Options   King  1956  45   
Lula Reed  Your Key Don't Fit It No More   Options   King  1953  45   
Lula Reed & the Harmonaires  My Mother's Prayers   Options   King  1953  78   

Music behind DJ:
James Booker 

Cool Turkey   Options





Rose Murphy  I Can't Give You Anything But Love   Options   Majestic  1948  78   
Rose Murphy  Busy Line   Options   RCA  1949  78   
Rose Murphy  When I Grow Too Old to Dream   Options   Majestic  1948  78   
Toni Harper & Eddie Beal & his Sextet  Candy Store Blues   Options   Columbia  1948  78   

Music behind DJ:
Jan August 

Miserlou   Options





Perline Ellison  Razor Totiin' Mama   Options   Decca  1944  78   
Linda Hopkins  Three Time Loser   Options   Crystalette  1954  45  Contrary to my speculation, sawed-off 44s were once common. A gun expert friend says Colt made some 44s in barrel lengths up to 7-1/2". They were often sawed down for easier carrying & faster drawing. 
Dinah Washington  Postman Blues   Options Slick Chick (on the Mellow Side)  Mercury    LP box set  reissue of 1946 recording 
Dinah Washington  Short John   Options Late Late Show  Short John  1960s  LP  follow up to her hit Long John Blues. 
Helen Humes  Million Dollar Secret   Options   Modern  1952  78  live from Frank Bull & Gene Norman's Blues Jubilee 
Lil Green  Knockin' Myself Out   Options   Bluebird  1941  78  w/Big Bill Broonzy, gtr 
Georgia White  Grandpa and Grandma   Options   Decca  1937  78  w/Les Paul, gtr 
Etta Jones w/J.C. Heard & his Band  I Sold My Heart to the Junkman   Options   RCA  1947  78   

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