Mae Glover

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Lillie Mae Glover (actually Lillie Mary Hardison , born September 9, 1906 in Columbia, Maury County ; † March 27, 1985 in Iuka (Mississippi) ) was an American singer of country blues , also known as "Big Memphis Ma Rainey" or Was called "Ma Rainey # 2".

Mae Glover, little is known about the other life, sang in the 1920s in the nightclubs of Beale Street of Memphis and took in Memphis in April 1927 a number of blues songs like "Joe Boy Blues" and "Nobody Can Take His Place" published under the pseudonym May Armstrong . She was accompanied by a pianist who may be Lonnie Johnson . Another four titles were created in August 1927 under the pseudonym Side Whel Sally Duffie (with Will Ezell ). On her July 1929 recordings for Gennett Records , Glover was accompanied by a Mississippi guitarist named John Byrd , who plays 12-string guitar. In "Pig Meat Papa" she leaned on the yodel singing of the white blues singer Jimmie Rodgers ; Another track in this session with Byrd is "Gas Man Blues". Their last session, at which eight Sogs were recorded, took place in February 1931 in Richmond for the labels Supertone and Champion ; Glover is accompanied by the pianist Charle O'Neil and the trumpeter James Parker; the "Forty Four Blues" created during the session appeared under the pseudonym Mae Muff as "Big Gun Blues" on Varsity Records.

In her later years, she performed at Paul Savarin's Blue Alley venue . Glover, who died of a heart attack in 1985 , is buried in Elmwwood Cemetery, Memphis.

Discographic notes

  • Lillian Glinn / Mae Glover: Lillian Glinn - Last Session 1929 - Mae Glover - Complete Recordings 1931 in Chronological Order (RST Records, ed. 1987)

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Bob L. Eagle, Eric S. LeBlanc: Blues: A Regional Experience . 2013, page 152
  2. a b Stephen J. Nichols: Getting the Blues: What Blues Music Teaches Us about 2008, p. 87
  3. ^ Frye Gaillard: Watermelon Wine: The Spirit of Country Music . 2013, page 146
  4. ^ Rick Kennedy, Randy McNutt Little Labels - Big Sound: Small Record Companies and the the Rise of American Music 1999, p. 16
  5. Recordings for Gennett also appeared on other labels under various pseudonyms such as Flossie Brown, Bryd & Glover (sic), Alberta Washburn or Bessie Jones .
  7. Kelly Kazek: Forgotten Tales of Tennessee . 2011, page 114
  8. Jet, Vol. 68, No. 1-27. May 1985 - page 37