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12’ Bar Ramblin’ #47 ‘Blues Queens vol.II’ with Stefan Matussek

05 May 2020
  • Blues
  • Melancholy
  • Laid-Back
  • Soulful

In the first half of the 20th century female blues singers were the first to popularize the blues. This is because classic female blues (also known as vaudeville blues) became an amalgam of traditional folk blues and urban theater music, introducing a new audience to a then still relatively obscure form of music. Ma Rainey is credited as the first to perform the blues on stage as entertainment in 1902 and the first ever recorded blues vocals were sung by Mamie Smith in 1920. Since then the female artists of the genre have had just as big of a musical impact as their male counterparts.

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Voodoo Woman - Koko Taylor
Crazy Blues - Mamie Smith
Beale Street Mama - Esther Bigeou
Hobo Bill - Martha Copeland
Cemetery Blues - Bessie Smith & Jimmy Jones
Dope Head Blues - Victoria Spivey
See See Rider Blues - Ma Rainey
Reachin' Pete - Memphis Minnie
Lovesick Blues - Bertha "Chippie" Hill
Shave 'Em Dry II - Lucille Bogan
Deep Sea Blues (Take 2) - Ida Cox
Georgia Skin Blues - Memphis Minnie
My Heavy Load - Big Mama Thornton
Time to Stop Your Idling - Elizabeth Cotten
Little Red Rooster - Big Mama Thornton
Beaver Creek Blues - Ruthie Foster
Mississippi (feat. Tyler Bryant) - Larkin Poe
The Danger Zone - Susan Tedeschi
Black Wind Howlin' - Samantha Fish
Time Has Come - Joanne Shaw Taylor
Lightnin Deng - Dusty Bible
Ice Queen - Jesse Redwing
Blood is red - Steve "Big Man" Clayton