Roots & Branches 33: Star Women


“Star Women” is the theme for February’s four shows in the “21st-Century Phenoms” series from Don Paul and Maryse Déjean. Each show centers on a decade or two and a woman musician who was a creative, innovative star in her time. In the 1920s, our centering star and profile is Lil Hardin Armstrong, whose story crosses continents. Also played on our jukebox from the 1920q and ’30s are Ma Rainey, Mary Lou Williams, Andy Kirk’s 12 Clouds of Joy, Alice Coltrane, and Valaida Snow.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
HOTTER THAN THAT
ROOTS & BRANCHES 33
Don Paul & Maryse Dejean, 21st Century Phenoms, New Orleans, February  6, 2019 [19074]
 
Lil Hardin with Joe King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band: Working Man Blues
Lil Hardin with Joe King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band: Tears
Lil Hardin with Louis Armstrong & His Hot 5: King of the Zulus
Lil Hardin withLouis Armstrong & His Hot 5: Two Deuces
Lil Hardin with Louis Armstrong & His Hot 5: Hotter than That
Lil Hardin with Louis Armstrong & His Hot 5: Don’t Jive Me
Ma Rainey: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Ma Rainey: Tain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do
Mary Lou Williams with Andy Kirk’s 12 Clouds of Joy: What’s Your Story, Morning Glory
Mary Lou Williams: Mary’s Idea
Mary Lou Williams: Mary Lou’s Blues
Alice Coltrane: Turiya and Ramakrishna
Lil Hardin Armstrong: My Hi Dee Ho Man
Lil Hardin Armstrong: Brown Gal
Lil Hardin Armstrong: Doing the Zuzie Q
Valaida Snow: Patience and Fortitude

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Don Paul & Maryse Dejean for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by Don Paul & Maryse Dejean at Sticking Up For Kids in New Orleans
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 2019 Don Paul & Maryse Dejean. Used with permission.