Gaye Adegbalola - Neo-Classic Blues
CD
Performer
 
Title
 
Neo-Classic Blues
UPC
 
neoclassblu
Genre
 
Blues
Released
 
2004
Our Price $15.98
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Track Listing
1
 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
2
 
Pigmeat on the Line
3
 
Crazy Blues
4
 
Yonder Come the Blues
5
 
The Dirty Dozens
6
 
Prove It On Me Blues
7
 
It's Alright for a Man to Cry
8
 
See See Rider Blues
9
 
Twisted Mind Blues
10
 
Black Eyed Blues
11
 
Up the Country Blues
12
 
I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
13
 
Careless Love Blues
14
 
Down Hearted Blues
15
 
Nothing in Rambling
16
 
Sloppy Drunk
17
 
How Can I Say I Miss You?
18
 
BD Woman's Blues
19
 
Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning
20
 
Summer Sky
Notes / Reviews

"CLASSIC BLUES was the first blues -- the first blues to be recorded for popular consumption. It was immensely popular in the 1920s. Grounded in folk blues combined with vaudeville stylings, it was almost exclusively performed by women. These were often fiercely independent 'wild women' -- unashamed to lay their souls bare, unafraid to give advice. Oftimes they were the comediennes, finding humor in the pain.

CLASSIC BLUES WOMEN were the first to chronicle topics like domestic abuse, alcoholism, prostitution, homosexuality, gender politics, racism and other social conditions, and, of course, sex -- its joy and its pain. Musically, these women introduced vocal techniques that gave drama and immediacy to their performances. They would cry, growl, moan, syncopate, slide & slur, bend & break notes, improvise and rephrase to bring their stories to life.

In 2004, Gaye Adegbalola & Roddy Barnes embrace and redefine this style as NEO-CLASSIC BLUES ...

P.S. A note on track 18, BD Woman’s Blues by Lucille Bogan (aka Bessie Jackson):

In her bold in-your-face style, Lucille chronicled the fiercely independent attributes of this kind of woman, a B.D. Woman. Originally recorded in 1935,”B.D.” then stood for “bull dagger.” Today, the “B.D.” would stand for “bull dyke.”"

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Stereo
Studio/Live Performance
 
Studio
# of Discs
 
1