Vaudeville Blues

Bobby Leecan’s Need More Band – “Washboard Cut Out”

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th Born in Philadelphia in 1897, Bobby Leecan was an influential steel string guitarist whose style embraced blues, vaudeville, jug […]

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Bessie Smith – “Thinking Blues”

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The Empress Of The Blues, Bessie Smith got her start busking with her brother in Chattanooga as a young girl. […]

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Bessie Jackson – “Barbeque Bess”

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A contemporary of Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith, Bessie Jackson was as bold with her lyrical humor and sexual innuendo […]

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Ora Alexander – “You’ve Got To Save That Thing”

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Ora Alexander was a blues singer and Vaudeville performer who recorded for Columbia Records in the early 1930’s. “You’ve Got […]

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