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Woman Blue [Bonus Tracks]

  • 1. Someone to Talk My Troubles To
    2. Born in the Country
    3. Rock Me, Baby
    4. Walking Slow Behind You
    5. Young Girl's Dream
    6. Mistreated
    7. Louisville Lou
    8. Country Girl Blues
    9. Contemporary Blues
    10. Black and Blue
    11. You Were on My Mind
    12. Two Hoboes
    13. Woman Blue
    14. Jelly Roll Lord - (previously unreleased)
    15. Me and My Chauffeur - (previously unreleased)
    16. Mama Keeps Her Man at Home - (previously unreleased)
    17. Long Old Road - (previously unreleased)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 79197

  • Credits

    Personnel: Judy Roderick (vocals, guitar); Artie Traum, Dick Weissman (guitar); Paul Griffin (piano); Russ Savakus (bass); Ted Sommer (drums).
    Includes original release and new liner notes by Lawrence Cohn and Dick Weissman.
    Personnel: Judy Roderick (vocals, guitar); Dick Weissman, Artie Traum (guitar); Paul Griffin (piano); Todd Sommer (drums).
    Liner Note Authors: Dick Weissman; Lawrence Cohn; Dexter Payne.
    Recording information: 1965.
    Author: Dave Van Ronk.
    Arranger: Judy Roderick.
    This 1965 recording, Roderick's second, reveals her as an early exponent of the swinging, jazzy feel that artists like Fred Neil and Tim Hardin would soon add to folk music. Unlike Neil and Hardin, though, Roderick was a dyed-in-the-wool folk/blues singer, interpreting works from America's rich musical tradition instead of crafting new material informed by that tradition. There's a clarity and purity to Roderick's voice, but her inventive phrasing and subtle timbral manipulations place her in a different class from more strident contemporaries like Joan Baez. Though WOMAN BLUE is presented in an acoustic folk format, Roderick is as much a blues singer as a folkie, the feminine counterpart of someone like Dave Van Ronk (who contributes to this reissue's liner notes). Not one to overstate her case, Roderick keeps the mood low-key (but not mellow) throughout the album, using restraint and understatement as powerful tools.

  • Critic Reviews
    Uncut (p.122) - 5 stars out of 5 - "[W]ith a pure voice and intuitive, inventive phrasing, he's a virtually unique stylist among far better know folk songstresses."
    Mojo (Publisher) (p.110) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Somehow reminiscent of both Karen Dalton's folksy rasp and Joan Baez's crystalline soprano, Roderick's voice is compelling on acoustic tracks..."
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  • Genre: Blues
  • Label: Vanguard 79197
  • Distributor: Welk
  • Analog/Digital: n/a
  • Mono/Stereo: Stereo
  • Studio/Live: Studio
  • UPC: 015707919722
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