‘Way After One
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Posted in 1920s,Female Blues,Honey on 08.30.06

On Saturday evenings KSVY out of the Sonoma Valley as a radio program called Rootsock & Vine that features a great mix of pre-war blues and other blues based music. It streams live from 5-7 pm (PST) and is worth checking out, and then bugging the dee jay to post his playlists.

I know that I always say this, but I mean it every time. Edna Winston should of been huge. Her voice is a wonderful blend of rough and dirty blues and polished New York pop jazz singing. Think Lil’ Johnson meets Bertha Chippie Hill. She’s backed on her few sides by a wonderful band including Buddy Christian on banjo and the wonderful Mike Jackson on piano, sure she’s not as polished as a lot of the women who because the classic blues singers, but she has a spark and unique phrasing that I just love. Alas.

Edna Winston – ‘Way After One And My Daddy Ain’t Come Home Yet (1927)

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