New Orleans: Living Legends - Blues And Tonks From The Delta

Billie And Dede Pierce

New Orleans Living Legends Blues And Tonks From Th
  • CAT # OJCCD-1847-25

    1. St. James Infirmary 3:20
    2. Exactly Like You 2:40
    3. Pinchback Blues 3:31
    4. Milenberg Joys 2:46
    5. In The Racket 3:20
    6. Dippermouth Blues 2:41
    7. Goin' Back To Florida 5:33
    8. You Tell Me Your Dream 3:02
    9. Racetrack Blues 4:08
    10. Shoe Boogie 4:22
    11. Baby, Won't You Please Come Home 2:39
    12. Billie's Gumbo Blues 3:33
    13. Good Tonk Blues 5:23
    14. Freight Train Moanin' Blues 4:39

Wilhelmina “Billie” Goodson (1907-74), a veteran of Ma Rainey’s and Bessie Smith’s touring revues, arrived in New Orleans from her native Florida in 1929. In 1935 she married Joseph DeLacrois “DeDe” Pierce (1904-73), and for the next 40 years they teamed to produce the kind of intimate, blues-saturated music heard on this album and its companion (OBCCD-534-2). The program balances DeDe’s direct, probing cornet work with Billie’s passionate and often salty vocals and piano. Albert Jiles, on drums and tuned bells, provides the lone accompaniment for the pair in a set that characterizes the music heard in New Orleans’ smaller venues.

with Albert Jiles

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Recorded in New Orleans in 1961, Billie and DeDe Pierce’s Riverside session brought to life the classic blues style of the 1920s associated… More