Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Julia Lee- Show Me Missouri Blues

Show Me up and left.

By the time this 1945 session was recorded in Kansas City, Julia Lee had been singing in clubs around town for twenty years. She was renowned for her risque songs, and the swinging "Show Me Missouri Blues" is no exception. "You proved to me everything is in the sack," she sings. "What I've got is too hot, ain't gonna put it on the shelf." And check Julia's piano solo- it epitomizes the bluesy sound popularized by Jay McShann and Count Basie.

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