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Posted in Honey on 06.02.05

Playlist magazine, which is the digital audio part of Macworld, has an article about mp3 blogging that mentions Honey as well as a few quotes bashing the JSP records by me. Not that I don’t have and enjoy JSP box sets, they have some highly dubious business practices.

Lil' Green

Today’s track is by Lil’ Green a fantastic blues singer from Chicago (by way of Mississippi) that has been forgotten by modern blues fans. Green worked with Big Bill Broonzy as a blues singer before she sat down and recorded her most famous song “Why Don’t You Do Right” with a jazz band. This song was a big hit on the jazz scene but didn’t become a cross over success until Peggy Lee covered it and made it one of her signature songs. Green’s version has a sultriness to it that Peggy Lee nor Jessica Rabbit could come close to capturing. Green continued to preform in Chicago jazz clubs until her death in 1954, without any recognition for her original (and much superior version) of “Why Don’t You Do Right.” Like Jessie Derrick, who I posted about yesterday, Green should of been a huge success and not a side note in pop music history.

Lil Green – Why Don’t You Do Right


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By Chris on 06.02.05 5:21 pm


so did JSP rip off the John R.T. Davies remasters of the Armstrong Hot Fives, for example? That’s pretty lousy if so.


By forksclovetofu on 06.03.05 12:24 pm

The site (and the music) look great man!
Congrats on your birthday!

By Susana on 06.05.05 6:37 pm

This is a great tune. It reminded me a little bit of Fado music, like Amalia Rodrigues.

By Bernard on 09.29.06 8:22 pm

Looked a long time for this performance. Glad to find it here. Lil Green should not be forgotten. Great!

By Gary on 05.27.07 10:21 am

Thank you, thank you. This is one of my favourite songs. A classic. Keep up the good work.

By titoone on 06.30.08 10:09 pm

I’m fortunate to have two of her songs ‘Ive got that Feelin’ and ‘Every time’ it’s a shame that people haven’t heard this Fine Lady,who fits nicely with Sippie Wallace,Ruth Brown,Ester Phillips and all the Great Lady’s of that Time & of all times. Love the Lady,it’s all about the Heart from these Fine and Beautiful Women………Thank You Very Much.

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