Voice Of The Blues
Posted in 1920s,1930s,Female Blues on 08.08.07

Apparently I’ve made an enemy over in Amsterdam. Prewarblues.org was under “attack” sometime over the weekend – which is pretty lame. I mean i know I took some time off, but that’s no reason to try to crash my site…right?

Irene Scruggs won a talent contest for Okeh which allowed her to record a handful of sides for that label and also allowed her to travel around as part of several groups as well as forming her own band in St.Louis. For a relatively unknown blues singer she recorded with some of the best in the industry: Lonnie Johnson, King Oliver and Clarence Williams. The first track here Worried Love is a duet with Johnny Hodges on piano – and it’s quite fun in the mood of Lonnie Johnon’s duets with Victoria Spivey. The second track is her with a fantastic, but unknown guitar player -in a much more standarded blues number “The Voice of the Blues.”

Irene Scruggs – Worried Blues Pt. 1
Irene Scruggs – Voice of the Blues (1930)


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By flappy on 08.09.07 6:29 am

filename: Worried Blues
mp3 tag: The Worried Man Blues
name mentioned in text: Worried Love

I’m confused…

By mike on 08.09.07 2:07 pm

Probably “Worried Love Pt 1” based on google searches…

By mike on 08.09.07 2:27 pm

Looks like she recorded “Worried Love Pt 1” and “Worried Love Pt 2” under the pseudonym “Dixie Nolan” with Johnnie Hardge (not Hodges as above). Look here for more info: http://tinyurl.com/3a4r8z

By David in Atlanta on 01.11.09 5:23 am

i think our host has the wrong record linked. The Worried Man Blues – Sam Collins with John D. Fox is what i got from the top link.

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