Prohibition Blues

by Karen Lovely

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    Recorded live at Jimmy Mak's, Portland, OR - classic blues songs from the 1920s and 30s, Prohibition era tunes by Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Victoria Spivey, Ethel Waters, and others.

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A loving tribute to the classic female blues artists of the Prohibition era. Features songs made popular in the 1920s & 30s by Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Alberta Hunter and Victoria Spivey.

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released April 24, 2014

ANY KINDA MAN (V. Spivey)
FIFTEEN CENTS **(Frankie Jaxon)
GIMME A PIGFOOT (Wesley Wilson)
YELLOW DOG BLUES (W.C. Handy)
GIN HOUSE BLUES (F. Henderson, H. Troy)
LAST KIND WORDS ** (G. Wiley/E. Thomas)
PICK POOR ROBIN ** (G. Wiley/E. Thomas)
PROVE IT ON ME (Ma Rainey)
EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY (Palmer/Williams)
NOBODY KNOWS YOU ** (J. Cox)
IF I CAN'T SELL IT (A. Razaf/A. Hill))
PENNIES FROM HEAVEN (A. Johnston/J. Burke)


VOCALS: Karen Lovely
PIANO - Dave Fleschner
BASS - Tyler Smith
DRUMS - Carlton Jackson
GUITAR - Alan Hager
TRUMPET- Joe McCarthy
CLARINET/SAXOPHONE - Doug Bundy
CLARINET/SAXOPHONE - Brad Ulrich


*Many thanks to Special Guest Artist MARY FLOWER:
GUITAR - "Last Kind Words"
GUITAR/BACKING VOCALS - "Pick Poor Robin"
www.maryflower.com

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Alex Papalexis, Karen Lovely
PRODUCED BY Karen Lovely

RECORDED LIVE AT:
Jimmy Mak's, Portland OR

MIXED AND MASTERED:
Dawwghouse Studio, Burbank CA
BY Alan Mirikitani

**MIXED BY Dave Fleschner, Portland OR
www.davefleschner.com

COVER PHOTO: EJ Bellocq
INSET PHOTO: Michael Udell
ART DIRECTION & DESIGN: Karen Lovely

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Karen Lovely Portland, Oregon

Known for her passionate, driven performances, this powerhouse vocalist delivers a blistering mix of contemporary & old school blues. Her sophomore release,STILL THE RAIN, was nominated for 3 Blues Music Awards including "Best Contemporary Blues Album", "Best Song" and "Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist" and topped the national blues and roots charts. ... more

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