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Best Of The Rojac Years

Big Maybelle Audio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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listen18. Maybelle Sings the Blues 3:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 11, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rojac Records
  • ASIN: B00A6ZJBKY
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,582 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

It had been a full decade since mountainous blues belter Big Maybelle had found her way onto the R&B hit parade when Jack Taylor s Harlem-based Rojac Records restored her to national prominence in 1966. It hadn't been an easy decade for Maybelle, but little about her life resembled a cakewalk. She'd waged a long struggle with heroin addiction and suered from diabetes. But those physical maladies failed to silence her fabulous pipes. You could always tell it was Maybelle singing, four bars or less into any of her classic platters. She had a curious burr in her voice and a touching vulnerability. It was particularly acute on the smoky after-hours blues ballads that were her specialty from the early 1950s on. Maybelle could rock the house, make no mistake; she cut "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" long before a cocky young piano pounder from Ferriday, Louisiana latched onto it and made it his eternal signature theme. But she could absolutely tear your heart out on the slower stuff. The woman clearly knew what pain was all about. Rojac was the last label Maybelle recorded for. In search of that elusive hit that would relaunch her career, Taylor gave her some of the most challenging material she ever tackled, stu miles outside her wheelhouse. That she actually squeaked onto the pop charts in early 1967 with a soulful rendering of ? & the Mysterians garage rock anthem 96 Tears, even as the original was falling o that very same hit parade, was a truly remarkable achievement, testifying to her uncommon resiliency. Big Maybelle ultimately lost her battle with diabetes in 1972 in Cleveland, Ohio. She'd bravely kept on singing until she couldn t anymore. "She was very soulful and very powerful" says Thelma Jones. "...She was one of the best, and one of the great soul singers of our time." - Bill Dahl from the extensive liner notes

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5.0 out of 5 stars "Best of" is right! August 27, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
What an incredible voice with that cute signature squeal in some of her songs. Big Maybelle is Great. I usally don't buy best of items because You usually miss out on a lot of songs from that artist that didn't make the album. All the songs on this album are in my opinion 5 out of 5 or 4 out of 5 stars. These are the best songs that she recorded with the Rojac label and you might find it hard to find other or complete albums from that period. So this is a must have. If you don't know Big Maybelle, this is a great place to start. Like me you will probably want more after hearing this album. Big Maybelle is One of the Great female Blues singers. I am surprised she is not more popular. Maybe because she didn't have many albums, or she partied out too much, got a drug habit and just couldn't cut more albums. What a shame. She is up there with the Greats like Aretha Franklin, etta james, etc. If you like this album you will also want to get, "The complete Okeh Sessions". Songs from the Okeh record label. Another geat female blues singer that you should check out is Big Mama Thornton. Another great little known artist
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5.0 out of 5 stars from the ol' school January 8, 2013
By sabolla
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
what a set lf lungs. there's really not a lot you can say except really enjoy the music. this music is from the heart.
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