From ‘Falling In Love Again’ to ‘Today I Started Loving You Again’ , we have mixed 12 ‘Ladies Only‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Again‘. It has Marlene Dietrich, Betty Wright & The Roots, Madeleine Peyroux, Lavelle White and many more.
Betty Wright @Facebook: By 2001 a compilation album The Very Best of Betty Wright was released, along with her first studio album in several years, Fit for a King. After co-producing the first two Joss Stone albums, (2003, 2004) multiple GRAMMY nominations, Vocal production on Diddy and Keyshia Cole’ Last Night (#1),a Vocal Coaching spot on Making the Band 3, which spawned the group Danity Kane, Wright managed to squeeze in an amazing collab with her dear friend Ms Angie Stone which garnered them a GRAMMY nomination in Best duets category. Ms. B is also vocal coach to Lil Wayne, who she declares has the memory of a space alien: a phenomenon. Wright also co-produced the critically acclaimed Bible Belt, the freshman presentation of Diane Birch, who came to Ms B “s writing camp and got more than she bargained for…the hook-up…which is why they call her Mama.
Pat Thomas @Soulful Divas : Jazz Patterns, de debut album from obscure Chicagoan jazz singer Patricia “Pat” Thomas, is a pretty hip collection of jazz vocal numbers released on the Strand label in 1961. The record is a bit like Lorez Alexandria’s work from the same time, solid all the way through vocally, but with a deeper sense of soul than most other singers of her generation. Pat’s vocals are always strong and extremely captivating, giving the impression that, like Sarah Vaughan, she can sing anything. The emphasis here is on ballads and standards, with Thomas putting plenty of feeling into such numbers as ‘Mean to Me’, ‘Almost Like Being in Love’, ‘There Will Never Be Another You’, ‘My One and Only Love’ and ‘Stella By Starlight’. Pat’s second album Desafinado (1963), released on MGM, is a bossa-styled classic set thanks to her working with Lalo Schifrin as conductor/arranger, and musicians Paul Horn, Laurindo Almeida, Buddy Clark, and Mel Lewis (the song ‘Desafinado’ was even made into a Scopitone!).
The Raelettes @Answers.com : The roots of the Raelettes lie in another girl group, the Cookies, formed in Brooklyn in 1954 by vocalists Earl-Jean McCrea, Margie Hendrix, and Pat Lyles. After making their debut by taking top honors at the famed Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night, the Cookies signed to Atlantic Records, backing LaVern Baker, Big Joe Turner, and Ruth Brown in addition to recording as headliners, scoring an R&B Top Ten hit with 1956’s “In Paradise.
Lavelle White @allmusic : Texas-based vocalist and songwriter “Miss” Lavelle White has a significant discography of singles, most dating back to the 1950s and ’60s, but she only released her first full length album, Miss Lavelle, on the Austin, TX-based Antone’s label in 1994. To say the album has been a long time coming would be the understatement of the year, for White’s talents as a songwriter and singer were well-known in 1950s Houston, where she recorded several singles for the Duke/Peacock labels. In the late ’50s, her labelmates included Bobby “Blue” Bland, B.B. King, and Junior Parker. Miss Lavelle was White’s first recording of any kind, in fact, in 30 years. The fact that it’s a gorgeous album helped White play some large blues festivals across the U.S., Canada, and Europe, but for a number of years when she had no record deal, White continued to entertain club crowds with her singing in Chicago, Texas, Louisiana, and Florida.
Kellin Watson @MySpace : . Kellin has been playing music and writing songs for the past 12 years. Releasing her first demo album, Little things in 1998, Kellin got her first taste of recording in a studio. Since then, she released her debut solo inde album, Paper Bird, in December 2003, at 22. After touring the east coast, Kellin recorded her second album with her band in 2005, Kellin Watson Band LIVE, Red Flag. Proving to be a fan favorite, Kellin decided to head back into the studio in 2007. Her latest album, No Static was recorded at Echo Mountain Studio in Asheville NC this past year. More recently, Kellin has been lucky enough to appear on a couple different television shows. Studio South (www.studiosouth.tv) shot for HDTV.
Lil Johnson @Wikipedia : Her origins and early life are not known. She first recorded in Chicago in 1929, accompanied by pianists Montana Taylor and Charles Avery on five songs including “Rock That Thing”. She did not return to the recording studio until 1935, when her more risqué songs included “Get ‘Em From The Peanut Man (Hot Nuts)”, “Anybody Want To Buy My Cabbage?”, and “Press My Button (Ring My Bell)” (“Come on baby, let’s have some fun / Just put your hot dog in my bun”). She also recorded a version of “Keep A-Knockin'”, a song that later became a hit for Little Richard.
Jean Carn @Soulwalking : Jean was often praised for being one of the first Afro-American women to control her musical stylings and not be controlled by the industry moguls. Jean performed with Duke Ellington, the last vocalist to do so before his death. She then teamed up with Norman Connors for four highly regarded sets, contributed ‘Reach For it’ to George Duke’s Gold album and sang lead vocals on the first two albums by Earth, Wind And Fire.
Georgia White @eNotes : In the 1940s, Georgia White formed an all-women band, which never recorded, and also performed with Bumble Bee Slim. In 1949 she joined Big Bill Broonzy as pianist in his Laughing Trio. “She was very easy to get along with,” said Broonzy. “Real friendly.”