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Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Beautiful voices...

Hi folks! Just touching base, I'm still here and have some things I am itching to post very soon - I've been painting more Raven washes and have been really enjoying them! (Even though I should be getting on with commissions with looming deadlines instead!)
Also I have just realised that my last post was in fact my 100th! So a celebratory Giveaway will be coming up very soon on a Raveny theme! Watch this space!

For now I thought I'd share with you a couple of great lady singers I have strayed upon which are both just fantastic...

That lady can sure sing the blues! I love it!

And this is the other lady called Annie Humphrey, that I found whilst exploring a wonderful Native American blog I have just discovered here called - Anishinaabekwe
This is just stunning, both to watch and listen to...

Hope you enjoyed them... back soon with flights of Ravens!


  1. Both beautiful, thanks for sharing! Look forward to seeing more ravens!!

  2. Looking forward to more lovely Ravens Carrie. I've heard Big Mama Thornton before - definitely not a voice to be messed with! Loved the second link also. Isn't it lovely when you make new musical discoveries. There are so many little gems floating around on the internet, yet to be discovered!

  3. Big Mama Thornton's recording of "You Ain't Nothing But a Hound Dog" was where Elvis heard it. Her lyrics would have been NSFW at the time, though, and Elvis edited the lyrics accordingly. Because she was black, you wouldn't have heard her on the white radio stations, and her record distribution would have been limited. "Race music" wasn't played on white radio stations, especially in the deep south. Nor was it put in "white" juke boxes in the South during the 40's and 50's, but there were black radio stations, and white kids found them and listened to them. One of the reasons that Rock and Roll was so vilified in the south was because it was "race music" that had "crossed over" from black musicians through "covers" by white bands. That was when the radio "color barrier" started coming down, as black groups started selling records directly to white audiences. Black artists made a sizable percentage of their record sales overseas especially in the UK -- Blues, R&B and early rock and roll by black artists underlies the music of so many famous UK artists including Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, and the Beatles (to name but three), and these artists, by talking about their musical roots, introduced this great music to a whole generation of American "white folks" who had no idea some of this music existed.

    Thanks for the Annie Humphrey link. I'll have to check her out. So much music, so little time. . . .sigh

  4. BTW, since you like Annie Humphrey, you might like to investigate a group called Walela, which is comprised of Rita Coolidge, her sister Priscilla, and Priscilla's daughter Laura Satterfield. Gorgeous voices. They are of Cherokee heritage.

  5. Love both tracks, thank you. Can't wait to see more of your new flights of ravens, they are beutiful and i love the new blog header too. x


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