Valerie Wellington - Life In The Big City / Million Dollar $ecret MP3/Flac

Valerie Wellington took the Chicago blues scene by surprise in 1982, perhaps not forgoing her classical training as an opera singer as much as using it to enhance her work in the blues. As a blueswoman she fit right in, not only becoming a regular in the blues clubs but also compiling an impressive theatrical resume for her portrayals of Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith -- women who, like opera singers, learned to project their voices without microphones. The influence of Koko Taylor was also evident in Wellington's blues approach, which combined classic vaudeville-era blues with hard-driving Chicago sounds. Her power-packed voice was heard on only a few record releases but was featured frequently in TV and radio commercials. Valerie Wellington was only 33 years old when she died of a brain aneurysm. ~Bio By Jim O'Neal

Album: Life In The Big City
Size: 97,6 MB
Time: 53:04
File: MP3 @ 256K/s
Released: 1991
Styles: Electric Chicago Blues, Modern Electric Blues
Label: GBW
Art: Full

01. Let The Good Times Roll (3:33)
02. Kitchen Man (3:14)
03. Sparrow (6:29)
04. How Blue Can You Get (5:00)
05. Baby What You Want Me To Do (5:35)
06. Iyannatta (Trouble In Mind) (3:00)
07. Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On (6:56)
08. Got What It Takes (Stingy Ginny) (2:51)
09. Steal Away (5:48)
10. Fool For You (5:08)
11. Wasted Life Blues (5:24)

Life In The Big City

Album: Million Dollar $ecret
Size: 105,4 MB
Time: 45:39
File: MP3 @ 320K/s
Released: 1984/1995
Styles: Electric Chicago Blues, Modern Electric Blues
Label: Rooster Blues
Art: Full

01. Down In The Dumps (2:52)
02. Million Dollar Secret (4:05)
03. Independent Blues (2:49)
04. Cold, Cold Secret (5:38)
05. Smokestack Lightning (3:39)
06. Dirt No-Gooder's Blues (3:57)
07. My Baby Treats Me Like A Stepchild (3:54)
08. You Can't Have My Monkey (2:50)
09. Bad Avenue (4:45)
10. Love Don't Love Nobody (2:29)
11. Wild About You (3:08)
12. Voodoo Blues (5:28)

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