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Friday, June 25, 2010

The Women / Classic Female Jazz 1932 - 1952

Ever find yourself killing time in a mall? You might find yourself wandering around some chain store. Used to be that they would always have these dump bins with ridiculously priced cds. And certainly not worth digging through...50 to 1 you find something even remotely interesting.

Whoever kept me waiting in this mall, deserves a kiss on the cheek..forever. Sadly I don't remember the girl, but I remember standing in that store and thinking "This looks pretty cool" and buying the disc. Obviously my priorities are skewed.

There is so much old fashioned goodness spread across this disc, it's crazy. How this stuff ends up in dump bins is beyond me.

The Women / Classic Female Jazz Artists 1939 - 1952

1. Harmony Grits
2. Boogie Misterioso
3. Conversation
Mary Lou Williams' Girl Stars
4. Hesitation Boogie
Mary Lou Williams Trio
5. Oops! My Lady!
6. Low Ceiling
Beryl Booker Quintet
7. A Woman's Place Is In The Groove
8. Operation Mop
Vivien Gary Quintet
9. Blitzkrieg Baby (You Can't Bomb Me)
10. Beautiful Eyes
Una Mae Carlisle
11. Vi Vigor
12. Don't Get It Twisted
International Sweethearts Of Rhythm
13. Calling All Bars
14. Mighty Like The Blues
Hazel Scott w/ The Sextet of the Rhythm Club of London
15. Nice Work If You Can Get It
Edythe Wright w/ Tommy Dorsey and the Clambake Seven
16. My Castle's Rockin'
Alberta Hunter
17. Baby What Else Can I Do
Ethel Waters
18. Rockin' Chair
19. Georgia On My Mind
Mildred Bailey
20. Mutiny On The Bounty
Helen Ward w/ Gene Krupa and his Swing Band
21. I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You
Helen Forrest w/ Lionel Hampton
22. Barbara's Carol
Barbara Carroll Trio
23. Transblucency (A Blue Fog That You Can Almost See Through)
Kay Davis w/ Duke Ellington and his Orchestra

Bluebird 6755-2-RB


Kndnsk said...

Thank you hookfinger. I wish there had been more female artists in jazz.

Anonymous said...

Imazighen you should check out the following female jazz artists: Thelma Terry, Clora Bryant, Melba Liston, Adele Sebastian, Gloria Coleman, Alice Coltrane, Aminia Claudine Myers, Rhoda Scott, Shirley Scott, Barbara Donald, Berryl Booker, Barbara Dennerlein, Vi Redd, Vera Auer, Dorothy Ashby and Kathy Stobart among others

Kndnsk said...

Yes, there a few I'm not very familiar with in this list. Thank you, zeesmd. (Imazighen)

Anonymous said...

you are welcome. I have a special interest in woman instrumentalists and I also write about jazz so if you want some recommendations you are welcome to email me at zeesmd@gmail.com

Kndnsk said...

Connie Crothers is worth checking out, I think.

Anonymous said...

Yes definitely. Crothers is a Lennie Tristano disciple but she has taken the music to a more advanced level. Her latest album, a duet with bassist Michael Bisio is really good

Frasco said...

Thank you very much Hook - just the brick it was missing in my wall!

Unknown said...

Would like to thank you for this. I'm a female jazz musician and it always disheartens me to see how underrepresented we've been. I love this album -- thanks again.