Saturday, March 13, 2010

June 'Bug' Bailey on Jo

'June Bug' Bailey

Jo Records # 2180

9339 - Lee Street Blues
9340 - Louisiana Twist

According to the Ace CD Red River Blues's booklet :

15 year old June ‘Bug’Bailey was the daughter of a woman who worked at the Pioneer Barbecue joint two doors from the Ram Studio in Greenwood Road, which Mira Smith opened in 1961. June’s mother had told Mira that her daughter could sing and when a black song writer, Joe Lewis from Alexandria brought Mira some songs, she decided to try recording one with the youngster.
'Lee Street Blues' a song about a wine-head was released on Mira’s Jo Records.

'Louisiana Twist' is in the BMI online database but credited to Joe Louis (not Joe Lewis) and it's his only song listed.


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