Born: May 12, 1927
Bessie Smith in Stereo said jazz critic Leonard Feather in Playboy magazine when Barbara Dane burst onto the scene in the late '50s. Time magazine said of her: The voice is pure, rich...rare as a 20 karat diamond. To Ebony magazine, she seemed startlingly blonde, especially when that powerful dusky alto voice begins to moan of trouble, two-timing men and freedom... with stubborn determination, enthusiasm and a basic love for the underdog (she is) making a name for herself...aided and abetted by some of the oldest names in jazz who helped give birth to the blues... The seven-page Ebony article--their first feature story about a white woman (Nov., l959)-- was filled with photos of Dane working with Memphis Slim, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Clara Ward, Mama Yancey, Little Brother Montgomery and others. ...
On My WayPolygram Distribution
Livin' With The BluesPolygram Distribution
Trouble In MindPolygram Distribution
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