I Can't Be Satisfied: Early American Women Blues Singers, Vol. 1: Country

I Can't Be Satisfied: Early American Women Blues Singers, Vol. 1: Country


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Required listening, I Can't Be Satisfied, Vol. 1 is the "Country" volume in a two-part series of early American blueswomen (Volume 2 is the "Town" volume). It is an absolutely essential compilation of early country blueswomen, many of whom appear on virtually no other recordings. This definitive archival collection of underdocumented, classic blueswomen and the better known bluesmen who performed with them includes such artists as Ruby Glaze backed by husband Blind Willie McTell and Hattie Hart who performs here with the Memphis Jug Band. Also heard are the only two available tracks by the intense Bertha Lee (Charlie Patton's wife during the last years of his life), "Yellow Bee" and "Mind Reader Blues." The sound quality of these 1920s recordings varies from mild, surface noise to the intense hiss of Geeshie Wiley's "Eagles on a Half," but some listeners will find that the power and rarity of this music outweighs such aesthetic inconveniences. If you want to hear incredible, tough women sing country-blues, get this.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/20/1997
Label: Yazoo
UPC: 0016351202628
catalogNumber: 2026
Rank: 52594

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Memphis Jug Band   Track Performer
Memphis Minnie   Track Performer
Bessie Tucker   Track Performer
Hattie Hart   Track Performer
Bertha Henderson   Track Performer
Lottie Kimbrough   Track Performer
Rosie Mae Moore   Track Performer
Irene Scruggs   Track Performer
Elizabeth Johnson   Track Performer
Mae Glover   Track Performer
Ruby Glaze   Track Performer
Hattie Hudson   Track Performer
Mattie Delaney   Track Performer
Pearl Dickson   Track Performer
Lizzie Washington   Track Performer
Geeshie Wiley   Track Performer
Bertha Lee   Vocals,Track Performer
Lillian Miller   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Blind Willie McTell   Composer
Charley Patton   Composer
Hattie Hart   Composer
Lottie Kimbrough   Composer
Will Shade   Composer
Don Kent   Producer,Liner Notes
Richard Nevins   Producer
Lottie Beaman   Composer
Joan Pelosi   Art Direction
Unidentified Prisoner   Composer
Bertha Lee   Composer
Jennie Mae Clayton   Composer
George W. Thomas   Composer

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