mandag 8. desember 2014

Blanche Thomas - You Ain't So Such A Much

I don't know a lot about Blanche Thomas and her excellent 1954 song "You Ain't So Such A Much", but according to the blurb for a new compilation called Such A Much! R&B Girls Of The 50's and 60s it was written by Dave Bartholomew as a response to Leiber and Stoller's "Hound Dog" - "faster, tougher, and easier on its feet." Blanche Thomas' singing style recalls the blues shouter vocals of Big Mama Thornton and Big Maybelle Smith, and the arrangement is as rough and uncompromising. In other words, this is really, REALLY cool!



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