Moans and Blues

Moans and Blues

Lizzie Miles COOK01182

Blues doesn't get more New Orleans sweet-an'-sour than when it's done by Creole Songbird Lizzie Miles. Sweet she appreciates: "I ain't gonna give you none of my jelly-roll...not to save your soul." But the sour is always in balance: "Because I've been mistreated, I feel that I could die...I'm goin' away, just to get you off my mind." This legendary herald of the blues is joined by pianist Red Camp and Tony Almerico's All Stars band at the Bourbon Street Mardi Gras Lounge. (See also COOK01183 Hot Songs My Mother Taught Me and COOK01184 Torchy Lullabies My Mother Sang Me.)

Year Released 1956
Record Label Cook Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1956 Cook Records
Genre(s) Jazz & Ragtime
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) African American
Instrument(s) Piano; Vocals
Subject(s) Blues; Jazz

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101 Memphis Blues Lizzie Miles 3:47
102 Can't Help Loving that Man of Mine Lizzie Miles 3:56
103 Jelly Roll Lizzie Miles 2:48
104 There'll Be Some Changes Made Lizzie Miles 3:17
105 Louisiana Lizzie Miles 3:40
106 Sugar Blues Lizzie Miles 3:12
107 Lazy River Lizzie Miles 3:02
201 Goin' Away to Wear You Off of My Mind Lizzie Miles 4:05
202 Mama's Lonesome for You Lizzie Miles 2:26
203 I Never Knew What the Blues Were Lizzie Miles 3:06
204 Papa Won't You Tell Me What You Done to Me Lizzie Miles 2:28
205 Basin Street Blues Lizzie Miles 3:50
206 Animal Ball Lizzie Miles 1:26
207 Plain Old Blues Lizzie Miles 3:41
208 When You're a Long Long Way from Home Lizzie Miles 3:01
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