Welcome to Women’s History Month, 2022! In the general hysteria of the moment I thought we could use some smooth, sassy, jazzy ladies of the transition period from Jazz, Blues into Soul from the mid 50’s into the mid 60’s to calm our nerves.
The interesting thing to note is although the bulk of these women stand in between the jazz/blues greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington & Carmen McRae, they *directly* influenced the soul and pop singers that were barely their junior. In a lot of ways they were actually their contemporaries. Some like Ruby Nash of The Romantics were actually older than some of their influences like Nancy Wilson. Some of those not known for giving supper club faire like Dionne Warwick, Dee Dee Sharp & Mary Wells make appearances as well.
Sit back and relax for just over an hour of meditative moods from ladies and no dudes! It’s all smooth sailing.
- Shirley Scott – Blue Lou
- Nancy Wilson – One Note Samba
- Della Reese – It’s Three O’Clock In The Morning
- Ethel Ennis – Too Close For Comfort
- Mary Wells – Can’t Get Out Of This Mood
- Pat Thomas – Bahia
- Dee Dee Sharp – Comin’ Home, Baby
- Ketty Lester – It’s The Talk Of The Town
- Damita Jo – Fifteen Years (I’m Still Servin’ Time)
- Aretha Franklin – Who Needs You?
- Shirley Ellis – Give Me A List
- Donna Hightower – Perfidia
- Terri Thornton – Born To Be Blue
- Doris Troy – A School For Fools
- Betty Carter – Gone With The Wind
- Ernestine Anderson – Lazy Afternoon
- Jean DuShon – Evening
- Barbara Lewis – Quiet Nights
- Freda Payne – A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
- The Supremes – Where Or When
- Kim Weston – Joey, Joey
- Dionne Warwick – My Ship
- Ruby & The Romantics – P.S. I Love You
- Leslie Uggams – A Fortune In Pennies