You Can’t Have It, Until I Give It To You
Posted in 1920s,Female Blues,Honey on 11.06.06

I’m Alive. And feel great. Thanks for the well wishes, I felt like I was close death, but I contiuned to fight because who would run the site if I died? That was the only thing that kept my head up through that tough weekend. Then I got Ms. Honey sick, though she was only sick for a day – more like faking being sick, am i right folks?

Apparently the man appeal of Gertrude Saunders was the was she sang, not her phrasing mind you, but the weird and twisted ways she would contort her face and going in and out of characters while she sang. Some of that is audible on this track, but I’m sure a video would help to understand what is going on with all of the different voices that she goes through during the song and why she was so popular for so long, despite only recording a handful of sides.

Gertrude Saunders – You Can’t Have It, Until I Give It To You (1927)


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By Steve Sims on 11.14.06 9:31 am

Man appeal? A freudian slip? :o)
Hope you are getting better Honey. Like you say, who would run the site? It’s the best!
Aussie Steve

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