Hard Up Blues
Posted in 1930s,Female Blues,Honey on 05.18.06

Ruby Smith was one of Bessie Smith’s proteges and sounds pretty much just like her. This of course isn’t a bad thing, but over the course of Ruby’s half a dozen recordings she didn’t do much to really distinguish herself from the countless Bessie Smith sound-a-likes. That’s not to say she isn’t good, she’s very good and this track Hard Up Blues shows off her talent and has some pretty great lines.
Ruby Smith – Hard Up Blues (1938)


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By mississippi danny on 05.18.06 7:23 pm

Hey, great track… blues is life

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