Sunday, August 12, 2018

Kitchen Man

This is another post to consider points I made in my review of Rory Block's album "A Woman's Soul: A Tribute to Bessie Smith." This will be done through comparing her rendition of "Kitchen Man" with several other versions.

Next is the original by Bessie Smith.

Then there is a recent rendition by Catherine Russell

Next, Saffire- The Uppity Uppity Blues Women with the late Ann Rabson taking the vocal

Here is the late Chicago blues woman, Valerie Wellington

A recent recording by a traditional New Orleans styled band, the Yerba Buena Stompers w Miss Ida Blue 

And here one of Bessie's contemporaries, Sara Martin

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