Billie And Dede Pierce


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

  • Release Date: 24 Jul 1994
  • OJCCD-1847-2

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 o… MORE