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Women Be Wise

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Women Be Wise
Artist: Little Brother Montgomery, Roosevel Sykes
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Trouble Everywhere I Roam
Artist: Little Brother Montgomery, Roosevel Sykes
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Lonesome Hours
Artist: Little Brother Montgomery, Roosevel Sykes
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Special Delivery Blues
Artist: Little Brother Montgomery, Roosevel Sykes
3:19
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Murder Gonna Be My Criime
Artist: Little Brother Montgomery, Roosevel Sykes
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Gambler's Dream
Artist: Little Brother Montgomery, Roosevel Sykes
2:57
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Caldonia Blues
Artist: Little Brother Montgomery, Roosevel Sykes
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You Got To Know How
Artist: Little Brother Montgomery, Roosevel Sykes
3:31
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Shorty George Blues
Artist: Little Brother Montgomery, Roosevel Sykes
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I'm Mighty Tight Woman
Artist: Little Brother Montgomery, Roosevel Sykes
2:47
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Bedroom Blues
Artist: Little Brother Montgomery, Roosevel Sykes
3:00
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Up The Country Blues
Artist: Little Brother Montgomery, Roosevel Sykes
3:15
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Suitcase Blues
Artist: Little Brother Montgomery, Roosevel Sykes
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You Don't Know My Mind
Artist: Little Brother Montgomery, Roosevel Sykes
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 14   Total Length: 46:20

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Recording in mono

EMUSIC-00BF6613

It's interesting hearing this mono recording in an intimate setting because you've got different signals and musical parts coming from different places; but when played in headphones or large rooms the otherwise great performances are marginalized because Sippie's vocals are only on one channel.

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Classic 20's-Style Blues

TabascoKid

Sister of the famous bluesmen George and Hersal Thomas, Sippie was a great recoring star in the 1920's. The death of her brothers and husband led her away from the blues and into gospel sometime during the 30's. These "rediscovery" recordings find Sippie's blues style largely unchanged from the 1920's. Accompanied by Little Brother Montgomery and Roosevelt Sykes, these songs are the closest we'll ever hear to what blues from the "classic" era were really like (outside of scratchy 78s). A must for lovers of classic blues-singers. This is a 5-star recording.

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SIPPIE WALLACE, WOMEN BE WISE

johnhart18

EXCELLENT LATE RECORDING, CUT IN A EUROPEAN STUDIO DURING THE TOUR OF LIPMAN & RAU'S AMERICAN FOLK BLUES FESTIVAL OF 1966. SIMPLE PIANO BACKING BY TWO MASTERS OF THE GENRE, LITTLE BROTHER MONTGOMERY AND ROOSEVELT SYKES, GIVES THE CHANCE TO HEAR SIPPIE'S OUTSTANDING VOICE AND PHRASING. A MUST FOR ALL WHO SAW Ms WALLACE BACK IN THE SIXTIES, AND FOR ALL LOVERS OF CLASSIC BLUES SINGING.

They Say All Music Guide

Recorded on Halloween night, 1966, in Copenhagen, Denmark, this one of the few great “blues rediscovery” albums that comes by its reputation honestly. With Roosevelt Sykes and Little Brother Montgomery sharing the piano stool, Sippie clearly shows that the intervening years had, indeed, been kind to her, belting out one great tune after another. Listing highlights is superfluous, simply because every track’s a gem. The no-frills production is warm and cozy enough to make you feel like you’re hearing the world’s greatest one-woman concert right in your living room. And you’re glad you bought a ticket. – Cub Koda