Juanita Hall - Juanita Hall Sings the Blues

Juanita Hall - Juanita Hall Sings the Blues
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Beltone Studios, New York, NY
Juanita Hall Sings the Blues

Juanita Hall is best-known for being a stage actress, playing Bloody Mary in South Pacific. However on this 1958 set for Counterpoint (which has been reissued on CD by Fresh Sound), she shows that she could effectively sing blues. Mostly sticking to songs from the Bessie Smith songbook (including "You've Been a Good Old Wagon," "Gimme a Pigfoot" and "Nobody Wants You When You're Down and Out"), Hall's extroverted and shouting style fit the music quite well. Pianist Claude Hopkins arranged for the sextet and gathered quite an all-star backup group that includes tenor-saxophonist Coleman Hawkins, clarinetist Buster Bailey and trumpeter Doc Cheatham. Well worth getting.

Hold That Train / TraditionalJuanita Hall3:09
You've Been a Good Old Wagon / John HenryJuanita Hall3:27
After You've Gone / Henry Creamer / Turner LaytonJuanita Hall2:43
Nobody Want You When You're Down and Out / Jimmy CoxJuanita Hall3:46
I Don't Want It Second Hand / Juanita HallJuanita Hall2:50
A Good Man Is Hard to Find / Eddie GreenJuanita Hall4:00
Baby Won't You Please Come Home / Charles Warfield / Clarence WilliamsJuanita Hall2:24
Gulf Coast Blues / Clarence WilliamsJuanita Hall3:15
Second Fiddle / Irving TaylorJuanita Hall2:34
Downhearted Blues / Lovie Austin / Alberta HunterJuanita Hall3:47
Gimme a Pig's FootJuanita Hall3:33
Lovin' Som from Alabam' / Perry BradfordJuanita Hall2:41

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