The Kingfish Files

By host on 6/11/2011 8:41 PM
Last week an astute subscriber noted that Annette Hanshaw reminded him of Betty Boop, and therein lies a tale. It is no accident that Annette sounds like Betty Boop, but the connection is somewhat indirect and it ends with a lawsuit and a woman cheated out of what is rightfully hers.  Please click on the link to read the whole story.
By host on 6/5/2011 4:55 AM
I'm a sucker for Annette Hanshaw and I'm not sure why.  I think it's the combination of her great style, terrific songs, unassuming arrangements, and wonderful backing musicians. Oddly, she didn't think much of her own voice. But I'm glad she recorded anyway. Here's one of my favorite tunes with a great line: There are other new sheiks who would like to be sheikin' Haven't slipped yet but I'm liable to weakin' Great stuff ...

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