You Don’t Know My SQL Blues
Posted in 1920s,Female Blues,Honey on 10.03.06

The site was down for part of the afternoon because of my hosting company doing something with the mysql servers. In penance here is a blues song:

Clara Smith is one of the patron saints of Honey,Where You Been So Long? and for good reason, not only does she have one, if not the best, voices in pre-war blues, she takes a decidedly different point of view from most female blues singers. Her Independence from men, while it doesn’t allow her to escape the blues, allows her to treat men as they treat women and allows her some control of her life, an unusual topic in the blues.

Clara Smith – You Don’t Know My Mind (1924)


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By ethan on 10.04.06 6:51 pm

Clara Smith is one of the great discoveries I have made in blues music — thanks to your website. Her recording of ‘Wanna Go Home’ (which you posted a year ago) is my all-time favourite blues recording. This, second recording, only confirms my opinion of her as one of the great (and too-little known) blues singers.

By ragdog on 10.05.06 8:36 am

Thank’s for a great site!
I’m a big fan of old blues music and wisit your site most every day. I miss all great pictures you showed before. It’s hard to find pictures of these old blues musicians. Keep up this good work.

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