It’s a Woman’s Woman’s Woman’s World

From ‘Under Eyed Woman’ to ‘I Gotta Lyin’ Woman’, we have mixed 18 ‘Blues‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Woman‘. It has John Lee Hooker, Eddy Clearwater, Bonnie Lee, Roosevelt Sykes and many more.

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Mudcat: Whether performing solo, leading a smokin’ band or a tight, one-off jam session with a founding father or a group of novices, his soulful and emotive delivery evokes images of the hard times that fed the early blues pioneers. And Mudcat’s Bayou-baked, chicken-party revues can make even the most jaded music fan happy to be blue.

Amazon : Fuller’s hallmark double-entendres and protestations concerning bothersome women-the gist of this collection of late1930s songs-ring with unremitting warmth. Although a popular entertainer, the accomplished guitarist and singer doesn’t swathe the true feelings of the blues in the soft cotton of sentimentality. This Yazoo set duplicates part of the Columbia disc’s program and has rougher sound.

JammUpp : In the Spring of 1944 the Millinder band records “Who Threw The Whiskey In The Well” with Wynonie Harris on vocal (Decca # 18674 with “Hurry Hurry” on the flip side). The record turns out to be a smash number one on the R & B charts. This gives Harris the push to go out as a solo artist.

Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater : After hearing Chuck Berry in 1957, Eddy added that rock and roll element to his already searing blues style, creating a unique sound that defines him to this day. He recorded his first single, Hill Billy Blues, in 1958 for his uncle’s Atomic H label under the name Clear Waters. His manager at the time, drummer Jump Jackson, came up with the name as a play on Muddy Waters.

All About Jazz : In 1929 Sykes met Jesse Johnson, the owner of the Deluxe Record Shop in St. Louis. Sykes, who at the time performed at an East St. Louis club for one dollar a night, quickly accepted Johnson’s invitation to a recording session in New York.

Wikipedia : Lenoir was known in the 1950s for his showmanship – in particular his zebra-patterned costumes – and his high-pitched vocals. He became a very influential electric guitarist and songwriter, and his penchant for social commentary distinguished him from many other bluesmen of the time.

The Bluesmen and Women : As protégé David “Honeyboy” Edwards described him,Big Joe Williamsin his early Delta days was a walking musician who played work camps, jukes, store porches, streets, and alleys from New Orleans to Chicago. He recorded through five decades for Vocalion, Okeh, Paramount, Bluebird, Prestige, Delmark, and many others. As a youngster, I met him in Delmark owner Bob Koester’s store, the Jazz Record Mart. At the time, Big Joe was living there when not on his constant travels.

Donald Clarke : A studio band formed by black talent scout Mayo ‘Ink’ Williams ’36 at first to back jazz and blues singers such as Johnny Temple and Frankie ‘Half-Pint’ Jaxon on USA Decca, which sold a lot of records to juke box operators.

PLAYLIST : Bessie Smith – Young woman blues (3.10) . Roosevelt Sykes – Under Eyed Woman (3.14) . Canned Heat – Evil Woman (3.02) . J.B. Lenoir – Slow Down Woman (1.51) . Lonnie Brooks – Big Leg Woman (3.26) . Jimmy Davis – One-Eyed Woman (2.42) . Wynonie Harris – I Gotta Lyin’ Woman (2.44) . Johnny Temple & Horace Malcolm – Big woman blues (2.45) . John Lee Hooker – Unfriendly Woman (2.55) . Blind Boy Fuller – Looking for my woman (3.08) . Bonnie Lee – Sad And Evil Woman (4.32) . Phil Guy & Lurrie Bell – Wine Headed Woman (4.07) . Jimmy Gordon – Beer drinkin’ woman (2.38) . Eddy Clearwater – Payments On My Woman (4.23) . Robert Rickard – Wig Wearing Woman (3.25) . Sonny Terry – The Woman Is Killing Me (2.44) . Blind Gary Davis – Cross and Evil Woman Blues (3.01) . Big Joe Williams – Don’t Want No Big Fat Woman (2.51) .


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