The First Lady Of British Blues

Ottilie Patterson

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Jasmine Records
December 7, 2018

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By far the outstanding, most powerful female British Blues/R&B singer of her era, former Belfast art teacher Ottilie Patterson sang with Chris Barber's band between 1955-73.

Although the slight, demure Ottilie looked like a shy Irish coleen, she sang like a white Bessie Smith, as Louis Armstrong once famously observed.
She recorded prolifically, both as a solo artiste and as an ensemble band member, and this compilation is drawn from both sources.

Includes a handful of solo singles, plus seven sides from her critically-acclaimed 1961 solo LP, "Blues Book Vol.1", alongside tracks from The Chris Barber Band's three biggest-selling albums, "In Concert, Vols 1, 2 & 3". Features duets with Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee and Louis Jordan.

Ottilie was an exceptional live performer, and 10 of these sides are either from official Live albums or gigs which Barber recorded professionally, but were unreleased at the time.

A half-dozen or so of these twenty-seven sides are virtually impossible to find elsewhere on CD.

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Catalogue number JASMCD2657
Barcode 0604988265729
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 100g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 10mm x 120mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. I Hate A Man Like You (Live) -
2. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out -
3. Beale St. Blues -
4. Kay Cee Rider -
5. I Love My Baby -
6. Mean Mistreater (Live) -
7. Lowland Blues (Live) -
8. When The Saints Go Marching In (Live) (With Sister Rosetta Tharpe) -
9. When Things Go Wrong (Live) (With Sonny Terry & Brownie Mcghee) -
10. Moonshine Man (Live) -
11. Georgia Grind (Live) -
12. Strange Things Happening Every Day (Live) -
13. Trombone Cholly -
14. As Long As I'm Moving -
15. Bad Spell Blues -
16. Kid Man Blues -
17. Four Point Blues -
18. It's All Over -
19. Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean -
20. Tell Me Why -
21. Me And My Chauffeur Blues -
22. Lordy Lordy It Hurts So Bad -
23. Only The Blues -
24. Can’t Afford To Do It (Live) -
25. Weeping Willow Blues (Live) -
26. I Hate Myself (For Being So Mean To You) -
27. T'aint Nobody's Business If I Do (With Louis Jordan) -