Friday, March 19, 2010

Laurel Mae Martin "The Queen Of The Blues"

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Laurel Mae Martin
"The Queen Of The Blues"
With The Cool Breezes

Martin 100

15095 - Cool Breeze

15096 – I’ll Be Waiting For You

Who is the Queen of blues? asked someone at, "The World's leading Q&A site".

Bessie Smith (1894-1937 ), Dinah Washington (1924-1963), Memphis Minnie (1897-1973), Mary Ann Fisher (1923-2004) and Koko Taylor (1928-2009) were all know as Queen of the Blues at various times. Inasmuch as there can only be one Queen - it's tough to choose, and in any case very much a matter of taste." was the answer.

Hey, they forgot to mention Laurel Mae Martin. Her record was once described by a puzzled e-bay seller as "Detroit Hillbilly Soul Motown Northern Funk". Six words, only one accurate : Detroit.

These two sides are something you've never heard before. Truly amazing!