I’d Wreck The City
Posted in 1920s,Female Blues,Honey on 10.23.06

Josie Miles recorded around 50 sides for several different labels in the mid-1920s. She was all over the place topically, starting out with traditional vaudeville songs and country blues songs and moving into more traditional pop blues numbers. She finished her career in 1928  with a handful of gospel recordings and her whereabouts are unknown until the time of her death sometime in 1950 or early 1960s. In 1924 she recorded a few bizarre and incredibly dark blues numbers the best of which is Mad Mama’s Blues where her anger at  her situation,  erupts into  her desire to destroy the whole city.

Josie Miles – Mad Mama’s Blues (1924)


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By old fiddler on 10.31.06 1:10 pm

good site

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