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Swing Time Sisters

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(1940s/'50s) (55:05/20) Seltene Aufnahmen für 'Exclusive', 'Supreme', etc. PAULA WATSON, FRANTIC FAYE THOMAS, MABEL SCOTT, DELL GRAHAM with LOWELL FULSON, EMANON TRIO, JOAN SHAW.

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A companion piece to Night Train's fine Swing Time Shouters series, Swing Time Sisters salutes the unsung female boogie-woogie artists of the postwar era. These ladies could not only belt out the blues with the best of them, but they could also set the 88s on fire. Frantic Faye Thomas earns her title and then some with her rollicking piano and chirping vocals. Paula Watson could be mistaken for Ruth Brown on songs like "You Broke Your Promise" and "A Little Bird Told Me." Joan Shaw's romantic "Rain in My Eyes" was featured in the great 1995 movie Devil in a Blue Dress. And most enjoyable of all, there are two (!) theatrical murder songs. The one with singer Dell Graham and ubiquitous blues legend Lowell Fulsom entitled "Goodbye Baby" contains what must be the only played-out double homicide in the history of song. All told, Swing Time Sisters is a boogie-woogie ball. --Ken Hohman

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Pretty Papa Blues - Paula Watson
  2. A Little Bird Told Me - Paula Watson
  3. Paula's Nightmare - Paula Watson
  4. I Wonder Who's Boogeying My Woogie Now - 'A' (Unknown Artist)
  5. I'm In Town - Frantic Faye Thomas
  6. I Only Want You - Frantic Faye Thomas
  7. Faye's Boogie - Frantic Faye Thomas
  8. Gee - Mabel Scott
  9. Googie's Woogie - Mabel Scott
  10. Goodbye Baby - Dell Graham
  11. Raggedy Daddy - Dell Graham
  12. My Man Is Gone - Emanon Trio
  13. Johnny Long Donn Is Dead - Emanon Trio
  14. Rain In My Eyes - Joan Shaw
  15. You Broke Your Promise - Paula Watson
  16. Hiding In The Sticks - Paula Watson
  17. Of All Things - Paula Watson
  18. Good Lookin' Fella - Mabel Scott
  19. Elevator Boogie - Mabel Scott
  20. Give Me A Man - Mabel Scott


Product details

  • Audio CD (July 25, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Night Train Int'l
  • ASIN: B000001JEH
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #748,225 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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