Put Me In Six Feet Of Ground
Posted in 1930s,Female Blues on 08.13.07

Ruby Walker recorded under the name Ruby Smith, and it’s pretty easy to hear why. On this cover of Bessie Smith’s ‘Lectric Chair Blues she attempts (and mostly succeeds) at sounding just like Bessie Smith. While this doesn’t make her the most interesting of the female blues singers it does make her a pretty solid one. Besides most female blues singers couldn’t even hold a candle to Bessie’s singing talent – Ruby Walker has a few lit.

Ruby Walker (Smith) – ‘Lectric Chair Blues


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By Kate on 08.15.07 8:04 pm

Great selection this week — welcome back!
This ‘Lectric Chair Blues links seems to be inactive, tho.

By Shane on 08.27.07 7:31 pm

I haven’t been able to download this track either. I tried several variations on the URL given, but I couldn’t get it to work. I haven’t had any trouble with later posts. Must be a bad link or missing file.

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