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12’ Bar Ramblin’ #69 ‘Blues Queens vol.III’ with Stefan Matussek

08 March 2022
  • Blues
  • Rock
  • Soulful
  • Melancholy
  • Sincere

The history of popular blues music begins in the early 20th century. These early pioneers performed what was known as ‘vaudeville blues’ (an amalgam of traditional folk blues and urban theatre music), that introduced a new audience to a then still relatively obscure form of music. Ma Rainey was the first to perform the blues on stage in 1902, while Mamie Smith was the first blues vocalist to be recorded in 1920. Female artists have been integral to the Blues genre since the very beginning. In celebration of international women’s day, this episode is dedicated to female blues performers from all eras. 

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Sweet Little Angel - Big Mama Thornton
Arkansas Blues - Mamie Smith & Her Jazz Hounds
Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out - Bessie Smith
Moonshine Blues - Ma Rainey
If You See My Rooster - Memphis Minnie
Let's Go to Town - Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe
Ball and Chain - Big Mama Thornton
Intruder - Big Brother & The Holding Company & Janis Joplin
Finest Lovin' Man - Bonnie Raitt
Something You Got - B.B. King & Koko Taylor
It's My Own Tears - Shemekia Copeland
Beer Bottle Boogie - Koko Taylor
Sinner's Prayer - Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa
Feelin' Alright - Samantha Fish
One Room Country Shack - Ana Popovic
Maybe Tomorrow - Joanne Shaw Taylor
Stand Back - Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks
King Freddie - Rick Holmstrom
Crosscut Saw - Zach Bingham
BLUES FOR M.R. - Tom Walbank
Whiskey and Rye - Soul Thrivers