Lea Gilmore | Classically Blue

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Classically Blue

by Lea Gilmore

"Classically Blue" celebrates the music of the Classic Blues Women of the 1920s. This recording takes you from the Juke Joint to the New York stage. The music is timeless, exciting, introspective and a hip-shaking good time!
Genre: Blues: Blues Vocals
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Lookie Lookie Lookie, Here Comes Cookie (Live)
2:53 album only
2. Backwater Blues (Live)
3:49 album only
3. Ain't Misbehavin' (Live)
5:19 album only
4. See See Rider (Live)
6:00 album only
5. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out (Live)
4:50 album only
6. Handy Man (Live)
5:21 album only
7. Wild Women Don't Have No Blues (Live)
2:15 album only
8. Four Day Creep (Live) [feat. Gaye Adegbelola]
5:46 album only
9. Gimmie a Pigfoot (And a Bottle of Beer) [Live]
4:12 album only
10. I Need a Little Sugar In My Bowl (Live)
4:15 album only
11. Crazy Blues (Live)
3:23 album only
12. Waiting At the End of the Road (Live) [feat. Celeste Headlee]
3:21 album only
13. A Good Man Is Hard to Find (Live)
2:06 album only
14. St. Louis Blues (Live)
7:41 album only
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Album Notes
Named by ESSENCE MAGAZINE as one of 25 Women Shaping the World, Lea Gilmore is one of the world's most respected and in demand Gospel, Blues, Jazz and Inspirational vocalists and lecturers on human rights around the world. It has been said that "Lea Gilmore's rich and passionate voice is a gift from her soul to our ears." Ms. Gilmore is also a social activist who has lent her voice, literally and figuratively, to advocacy for the underserved around the world and in her own backyard. She is known for her exquisite voice, bright smile, quick wit, and infectious sense of humor. Lea is a winner of the W.C. Handy Award (The “Grammies of the Blues”), “Keeping the Blues Alive” Award, for her historical work on the contributions of women and the blues from The Blues Foundation.

What are people saying about Lea?
"When Lea Gilmore sings the Blues, she tells the truth. She belongs to the old school of moaners, shouters and wailers. She doesn't just entertain. She takes over the stage, plants her feet, puts her hands on her hips, opens her mouth and lets fly the ancient magic of Blues women like Sippie Wallace, Bertha Chippie Hill and Ma Rainey. Lea makes this old music new again. She doesn't just sing you the song. She tells you the story."
Award Winning Blues Master Musician Guy Davis''

What are people saying about "Classically Blue?"
" It was a magical evening. The Eubie Blake Center was overflowing and ready to party. When Lea Gilmore took the stage, electricity filled the air, taking us on a musical journey that was inspired from the first note to the last. Ms, Gilmore is one of this generation's finest singers and performers and activists. With a quick wit and heart melting smile, she delivers from gut-bucket blues to torch songs with a soul-stirring grace. This recording will be a collector's item, and we were honored to be a part."

Troy Burton
Executive Director, The Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center

This is a must have CD for blues, roots, jazz and music lovers!

Derrick Thompson, keyboards
Mitchell Coates, bass
Jesse "Jay" Moody III, drums

Gaye Adegbelola (formerly of "Saffire the Uppity Blues Women")
Celeste Headlee
Phil Wiggans (formerly of the legendary "Cephas and Wiggins")

Co-produced by Gary Bowden and Lea Gilmore
Artwork, Marc Borms



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