Gabbin' Blues / Big Maybelle

OKeh Ep

Listen: Gabbin' Blues / Big Maybelle 2-11 Gabbin Blues.mp3

I love Big Maybelle. She’s way up there on that list of singers I wish I’d seen before she passed. ‘Gabbin’ Blues’ is the one that got me into her. It’s raw, racey and funny. There’s so much history to catch up on – go to Wikipedia to get started. Her Okeh material is pretty flawless. Great voice, great sense of humor too. She must’ve been a real firecracker.
This is from a nice promotional only vinyl EP Sony did to market their Okeh Records box set back in ’93. Very beautifully done, and a collectable in it’s own right today.

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