Down South
Posted in 1920s,Female Blues,Honey on 02.15.07

Hannah Sylvester recorded a handful of songs for Fletcher Henderson’s Band in 1923 and unlike the majority of his female blues singers she was able to pull off the blues style and not just vaudeville style over singer that a lot of his works are mired with. Her voice is sweet, but solid and Henderson and a very young Coleman Hawkins back her well on this great blues song “Down South Blues.”

Hannah Sylvester – Down South Blues (1923)


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By frankie on 04.02.07 10:27 pm

Hi Peter – thanks for this one. Seems like Dock Boggs was pretty impressed by this one!

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