Dangerous Blues
Posted in 1930s,Field Recording,Honey on 05.30.06

I hope everyone had a good Memorial Day weekend, I did and didn’t get around to doing much more than uploading the stagolee files. I’m working on the page today, but realistically it won’t be up until Thursday.

I don’t know a lot about Mattie May Thomas, as I have a promo cutout of the album this is pull from, but she has a great voice and loads of charisma. You can hear Alan Lomax talking to her before the song, so he recorded her on one his recording trips in 1939.
Mattie May Thomas – Dangerous Blues 


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By Ben Graves on 06.21.06 12:19 pm

First off, love the site! This song and (if I recall) more of Mattie can be found on an album called ‘Women’s Jailhouse Blues 1936 and 1939.’ I think. On the same album you can find a glorious version of ‘Anybody Here Want to Buy Some Cabbage?’…

By Q Borgwat on 11.10.07 6:18 am


By Eve on 06.21.16 12:16 am

I like to party, not look artclies up online. You made it happen.

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