Written on: 11/11/2010 by eugena (23 reviews written)
You know how fun it is to watch a period-piece film, look at an old magazine from half-a-century-ago, or read a book set sixty years back. You can experience the same thrill of mixing historical interest with the artistic joys people felt back then -- just listen to the latest album by singer Margie Baker.
On this CD (Live at Rasselas), Baker walks down memory lane singing the great rhythm-and-blues compositions from the Forties and early-Fifties. There are tunes by Louis Jordan, Earl Fatha Hines with Billy Eckstine singing, Buddy and Ella Johnson, Roy Milton, Percy Mayfield, the King Cole Trio, Joe Liggins and His Honeydrippers, Dinah Washington, Nellie Lutcher and many more including those who were more jazz than R&B -- Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker and Billie Holiday.
Take a listen and get a quick history lesson on Black music from that era taught by a lady who grew up listening to these sounds. This is a sweet-look-into-the-past recording that is available at CDbaby and various digital download sales websites.