Madlyn Davis

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    Worried Down with the BluesMadlyn Davis
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    Winter BluesMadlyn Davis
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    Climbing Mountain BluesMadlyn Davis
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    Landlady's FootstepsMadlyn Davis
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        Blues singer Madlyn Davis was a powerful contemporary of Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Alice Moore, Clara Smith, Mozelle Alderson, Victoria Spivey, Sippie Wallace, and Bertha Chippie Hill. As far as anyone can tell, she made only ten recordings, all for the Paramount label in Chicago. What distinguished her from many of her peers was a willingness to break out of the "slow drag" formula and tear it up a bit. Unfortunately, only a couple of her records document this tendency. Her firs... Read more

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