Monday, August 06, 2018

On Revival Day

To go with my post on Rory Block's Bessie Smith tribute, here is her rendition of "On Revival Day" and contrasting it with some other renditions including Bessie's original.

Then there is the wonderful Lavern Baker version from her classic Bessie Smith tribute album

Then Ruby Turner singing this with Jools Holland's Band

And lastly Carrie Smith.

I would have included Lillian Boutte's rendition which is on her album "The Jazz Book" but could not locate it on youtube.

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