Radio Sessions Ladies of Rhythm and Blues

Radio Sessions Ladies of Rhythm and Blues

This one hour BBB radio session is full of ladies singing the greatest Blues, Soul and Rhythm and Blues hits. The search for amazing music always continues for us and in this edition we focused on the lady performers.

Discovering R&B, Blues and Soul Gems

The cool part of discovering more and more gems in music history is that it’s getting easier every day. It is what keeps us dedicated in the search of songs and for example Little Miss Cornshucks, with her deep soul song “To Be Hurt”. A vinyl copy of her album is if you can find it, easily over $200. Little Miss is of course, part of this session but also the next group of artist.

Etta James and Lavern Baker

The late Etta James needs no introduction, and her hit record At Last is a song you can all dream. In 1965 she released her sixth studio album called ‘Queen of Soul’, song number 10 is called ‘Mellow Fellow’, in which she truly shows the capacity of her voice. Oh yeah she knows how to reach that notes from the heart. ‘ 7 Day Fool’  is also featured in this session which was written by Billy Davis and she released in 1961 for Argo Records.

Gospel and Guitar women

She was a great musician, a Gospel singer, a Blues shouter and a Rock ‘n Roll guitarist. With her songs Sister Rosetta Tharpe was an early influence on figures such as Little Richard, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis. This radio session therefore starts with Sister Rosetta.

In this hour you will hear a variety of songsfrom artist featured on this websie including: Big Maybelle, Esther Phillips, Koko Taylor and Big Mama Thornton. Enjoy Listening!


Dorothea Lange [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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