Various Artists

Paramount Cornet Blues Rarities Chicago

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This unusual collector's LP has blues performances by vocalists Julia Davis, Ozie McPherson, Viola Bartlette, Elzadie Robinson, Leola B. Wilson, Ivy Smith, Madlyn Davis and Bertha Henderson but in most cases the singing is not as memorable as the accompaniment given by the cornetists: Tommy Ladnier, Bob Shoffner, Shirley Clay, B.T. Wingfield, Dave Nelson and possibly Punch Miller. Although not essential, collectors of early jazz and blues may want some of these obscurities but this album will be hard to find.