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Ottilie PATTERSON - Easy, Easy Baby - More of the First Lady of British Blues

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JASMCD2732

By far the outstanding female British Blues/R&B/Jazz singer of her era, former Belfast art teacher OTTILIE PATTERSON sang with Chris Barber's band between 1955-73 and recorded prolifically as both a solo singer and an ensemble band member.

Although Ottilie may have looked like a demure shy Irish coleen, she sang like a white Bessie Smith, as Louis Armstrong once famously observed.

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By far the outstanding female British Blues/R&B/Jazz singer of her era, former Belfast art teacher OTTILIE PATTERSON sang with Chris Barber's band between 1955-73 and recorded prolifically as both a solo singer and an ensemble band member.

Although Ottilie may have looked like a demure shy Irish coleen, she sang like a white Bessie Smith, as Louis Armstrong once famously observed.

The companion set to an earlier Jasmine release (JASMCD2657), this compilation is drawn once again from her repertoire between 1955 and 1962, comprising A and B-sides, EP and LP tracks, and a couple of live rarities, including a duet with Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee.

Ottilie was an exceptional live performer, and six of these sides are either from official live albums or gigs which Barber recorded professionally, but were unreleased at the time.

A half-dozen of these twenty-four sides are difficult to find elsewhere on CD.

Track Listing

1. ST LOUIS BLUES (live)
2. RECKLESS BLUES (live)
3. I WISH I COULD SHIMMY LIKE MY SISTER KATE
4. POOR MAN'S BLUES
5. UGLY CHILD
6. JAILHOUSE BLUES
7. SHIPWRECK BLUES
8. T'AIN'T NO SIN
9. BEARCAT CRAWL
10. HOW LONG BLUES (live) (with Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee)
11. THERE'LL BE A HOT TIME IN THE OLD TOWN TONIGHT
12. T'AIN'T NOBODY'S BUSINESS
13. SQUEEZE ME
14. EASY, EASY, BABY (live)
15. KANSAS CITY BLUES
16. TRIXIE'S BLUES
17. TOO MANY DRIVERS (live)
18. HEAVENLY SUNSHINE (live)
19. BLUEBERRY HILL
20. I'M CRAZY 'BOUT MY BABY
21. BASIN STREET BLUES
22. T'AIN'T WHAT YOU DO
23. I CAN'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE
24. COME ON BABY

JASMCD2732

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Format
CD
Price Code
A
Release Date
October 8th, 2021
UPC Bar Code No
604988273229

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