12/14/2004 02:45:46 PM|||peter patnaik|||Sorry about yesterday, just a really busy day down here, the feeling of which I still haven't shaken. I've been listening to Jens Lekman pretty much non-stop for the past two weeks, and I don't even have the full length yet! What a great voice and sense of humor.
I post a song by Victoria Spivey way back in September, "Dirty TB Blues," that went over pretty well, so I'm hoping that ya'll will like this track also. Spivey's collection of sides on Columbia is called "Moaning The Blues" which unlike record companies normal nicknames like King of Blues, Founder of the Blues or Queen of the Blues which seem to apply to any number of people, Moaning of the Blues really paints a great picture of Spivey's sound. Spivey is a moaner, she launches her voice at words then holds on way past the last letter. It might be unusual at first, but it really grows on you and it's not like any of the other female blues singers. This track "Blood Hound Blues" details a murder and a prison escape and features some very unusual instrumental backing. Lots of fun.
Victoria Spivey - Blood Hound Blues