How Can I Be Your “Sweet Mamma?”
Posted in 1920s,Female Blues on 10.16.07

Today’s update isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but I honestly love the early female blues vaudeville voice. It’s nasally and not quite blues, but not jazz either – it reminds me jazz club scenes in cartoons, which maybe is the reason I love it so much . Warnings aside, Lavina Turner has one of the best examples of this style voice – and one I think will appeal to those who normally hate this style of blues. This song is sort of awkwardly titled “How Can I Be Your “Sweet Mamma” When You are “Daddy” To Someone Else” which might be the longest title for a blues song. The double entendres come quick in this song, though they aren’t as well developed as what would come later on in female blues.

Lavina Turner – How Can I Be Your “Sweet Mamma” When You are “Daddy” To Someone Else (1922)


2 Comments so far
Leave a comment

By gustavoblues on 10.16.07 8:51 am

Thanks a lot

[…] How Can I Be Your “Sweet Mamma?” from Honey, Where You Been So Long? […]

Leave a comment
Line and paragraph breaks automatic, e-mail address never displayed, HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>