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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Thomas Stern" <[log in to unmask]>
> can you recommend any of these?
>
"Million Dollar Secret" I can recommend personally, having owned the
LP back in "them days!" I've never heard "Life In the Big City," but
would really like to hear it to see if is as good as I would hope.
I'm not absolutely sure, but the other items look like anthologies
or samplers which include tracks from the two CD's; if they include
any live recordings, they are worth owning!

...stevenc
http://users.interlinks.net/stevenc/

> Album
> 1991 Life in the Big City
> <http://www.mmguide.musicmatch.com/album/album.cgi?ALBUMID=862568>
> 1984 Million Dollar $ecret
> <http://www.mmguide.musicmatch.com/album/album.cgi?ALBUMID=852392>
>
> Also Appears On
>
> Women in Blues [Excelsior]
> <http://www.mmguide.musicmatch.com/album/album.cgi?ALBUMID=1338549>
> 2006 Classic Rhythm & Blues, Vol. 4
> <http://www.mmguide.musicmatch.com/album/album.cgi?ALBUMID=1712171>
> 2003 Rough Guide to Chicago Blues
> <http://www.mmguide.musicmatch.com/album/album.cgi?ALBUMID=1421894>
> 2000 Rooster Blues Records: 1980-2000 Sampler
> <http://www.mmguide.musicmatch.com/album/album.cgi?ALBUMID=749700>
> 1996 A Celebration of Blues: The Great Guitarists, Vol. 3/Women in
> Blues <http://www.mmguide.musicmatch.com/album/album.cgi?ALBUMID=1000928>
> 1996 A Celebration of Blues: Women in Blues
> <http://www.mmguide.musicmatch.com/album/album.cgi?ALBUMID=495544>
> 1989 Great Balls of Fire
> <http://www.mmguide.musicmatch.com/album/album.cgi?ALBUMID=901223>
> 1987 New Bluebloods
> <http://www.mmguide.musicmatch.com/album/album.cgi?ALBUMID=415103>
>
>
>
> steven c wrote:
>
> >----- Original Message ----- 
> >From: "Roger and Allison Kulp" <[log in to unmask]>
> >
> >
> >>Screaming can be done well.I have always liked her version of "Ball and
> >>
> >>
> >Chain".Both Merle Haggard,and The Grateful Dead did this song up right
many
> >times.Ramblin' Jack Elliot is pretty good,too. Roger
> >
> >
> >>  Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:  Not to argue, but Bobby McGee
is
> >>
> >>
> >one of the few she did not scream
> >
> >
> >>(much anyway!). But Kris Kristofferson wrote it and did it better....
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >Well, I'm regularly flamed on several blues e-mail lists because I
> >refuse to worship at the "holy Janis" shrine that was created when
> >she up and died young (an inevitability for musicians...mebbe I
> >shoulda died around 1990?)...but I have always had the impression
> >that she was trying to make up for not having a voice with Bessie's
> >strength and depth by screaming to try and reach equivalent volume!
> >Worse yet, her popularity led to a whole generation of blues-singer-
> >wannabes that actually thought that was how blues SHOULD be sung
> >(which I had to endure at a few million open stage jams!)...!
> >
> >Of course, at the time she was one of VERY few singers who even
> >thought of attempting a cover of Bessie Smith's style...so there
> >was no one at whom one could point and say "Now THAT'S the way
> >it should be done!"
> >
> >I only saw/heard one female blues vocalist who could do justice
> >to Bessie Smith...a young black woman in Chicago, Valerie
> >Wellington. Sadly, she died WAY too young due to a brain
> >aneurysm (32, IIRC) and recorded only one LP.
> >
> >Steven C. Barr
> >(CMFIC "Steven C and the Red Rockets" 1986-2006...)
> >
> >
> >
> >
>