Highway 61 Blues 21: Ladies Who Sing The Blues

Highway 61 with Scott Barretta features the music of blueswomen from across the spectrum of the blues this week—Ladies Who Sing The Blues—including Billie Holiday, Alberta Hunter, Trixie Smith, Rosetta Howard & the Harlem Hamfats, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Blue Lu Barker, Georgia White, Dinah Washington, Margie Day, Julia Lee, Miss LaVelle, Big Mama Thornton, Marie Adams, Little Esther, Big Maybelle, Ruth Brown, Etta James & Sugar Pie DeSanto, and Koko Taylor.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, August 12, 2006 [18047]


Billie Holiday: I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues

Alberta Hunter: Fine And Mellow

Trixie Smith: Jack I’m Mellow

Rosetta Howard & the Harlem Hamfats: If You’s A Viper

Sister Rosetta Tharpe: My Man And I

Rosetta Howard: Men Are Like Streetcars

Blue Lu Barker: Don’t You Get Me High

Georgia White: I’ll Keep Sittin’ On It

Dinah Washington: Blow Top Blues

Margie Day: Take Out Your False Teeth Daddy

Julia Lee: Don’t Save It Too Long

Julia Lee: Don’t Come Too Soon

Miss LaVelle: If I Could Be With You

Big Mama Thornton: They Call Me Big Mama

Marie Adams: I’m Gonna Latch On

Little Esther: Double Crossing Blues

Big Maybelle [Smith]: Foolin’ Blues

Ruth Brown: Teardrops In My Eyes

Etta James & Sugar Pie DeSanto: In The Basement

Koko Taylor: Wang Dang Doodle



Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Joe Yorke at the University of Mississippi

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt


© 2006, 2018 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.


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