Filles A Papa

From ‘Don’t Leave Me, Daddy’ to ‘Long Daddy Green’ , we have mixed 19 ‘Jazz‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Girls and their Dadies‘. “Filles A Papa” has Dinah Shore , Dinah Washington, Eva Ayllon, Marylin Scott and many more.

IMAGE : Father and daughter Photo by Rodrigo Amorim

Eva Ayllon: In 2008 she sold out the house in Carnegie Hall, reputedly the first Peruvian singer since diva Yma Sumac (in the 1950s) to perform at the prestigious U.S. venue.

Blues Music : Barbara Lynn sits on a bench in front of her home in Beaumont with her white guitar in hand and makes the strings whine to the tune of B.B. King’s “Sweet Little Sixteen.” Lynn stops playing and hugs the neck of the guitar in her arms and then she shares a memory of a performance in Europe. “When I played “Sweet Little Sixteen” there, the next day the headlines in a newspaper called me “Lady B.B.,” she said with a smile.

The Red Hot Jazz Archive : The records were often released under the name of Trixie Smith and her Down Home Syncopators, which was usually either Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra or the White group The Original Memphis Five.

Alligator Records : Katie Webster toured the country with Redding, and can be heard on his Live At The Whiskey A-Go-Go album. Unable to join Redding on tour in 1967 because she was pregnant, Webster was not on the plane that took Redding’s life. : Teairra worked with Jay-Z, in his first collaboration project since becoming president of Def Jam Records, to create “Make Her Feel Good” along with producer Sean Garrett, the lead single from her debut album on Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam that reached number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #9 on the R&B charts

Jazz Age : Bee Palmer (sometimes spelled as Bea Palmer) remained in Chicago until the late 1910’s first appearing on the New York stage in Ziegfeld’s Midnight Frolic of 1918 where she sings ballads to her own accompaniment on the piano (Bee was an accomplished pianist in her own right). It is during this time that Bee “invents” one of the 1920’s most popular dances “The Shimmy”.

Marylin Scott : “….. Though Marilyn’s musical style was not the idiom I normally work in, she had a resonance and timbre in her voice that I felt would sound wonderful within a straight ahead jazz framework. Mr. Hara and I both felt strongly about this, so we reached out to her.”

Betty Padgett : In 1976 Betty recorded her first Album, “ Sugar Daddy” later in 1981, She released her second Album “ Sweet Feelings. Again in 1998 she released her third CD “30Second Man.

PLAYLIST : Dinah Shore – Don’t Leave Me, Daddy (2.29) . Julie London – Daddy (2.19) . Nina Simone – My Father (4.57) . Memphis Minnie – Fashion Plate Daddy (3.00) . Teairra Mari – No Daddy (3.51) . Etta James – Good Rockin’ Daddy (2.20) . Barbara Lynn – Daddy Hot Stuff (2.18) . Trixie Smith – My Daddy Rocks Me (2.51) . Katie Webster – Whoo Whee Sweet Daddy (3.19) . Eva Ayllon – Le dije a papa (4.10) . Angélique Kidjo – Papa (4.35) . Helen Humes – Jet Propelled Papa (2.45) . Marylin Scott – I Got What My Daddy Likes (2.41) . Ruth Brown – Daddy Daddy (2.53) . Ann Sexton – Sugar Daddy (6.34) . Janis Joplin – Catch Me Daddy (4.32) . Lilly Palmer – Oh Mein Papa (2.06) . Dinah Washington – Salty Papa Blues (3.01) . Blossom Dearie – Long Daddy Green (3.18) .


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