The Kingfish Files

Oct 24

Written by: host
10/24/2010 3:00 AM  RssIcon

  Eva Taylor is one of the many forgotten singers of the 1920s despite all the many recordings she made. She was a child actor who came to Harlem, sang in nightclubs, married the great jazz pianist Clarence Williams (also pretty much forgotten) and had a long and successful career.

This recording of West End Blues is my favorite version of the tune, performed with simplicity, directness, and plenty of feeling.

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