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Blues in the Street
Cortelia Clark
Blues in the Street
Genres: Blues, Folk, Pop, Rock
 
And from the street is where these blues came from. Cortelia Clark was a Nashville street singer who sang his songs and sold shopping bags at the corner of Church and Union. In 1966, Elvis' producer, Felton Jarvis, persuad...  more »

      
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All Artists: Cortelia Clark
Title: Blues in the Street
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Collector's Choice
Release Date: 10/5/2004
Genres: Blues, Folk, Pop, Rock
Style: Traditional Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 617742048728, 0617742048728, 061774204872

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And from the street is where these blues came from. Cortelia Clark was a Nashville street singer who sang his songs and sold shopping bags at the corner of Church and Union. In 1966, Elvis' producer, Felton Jarvis, persuaded RCA Nashville to record Clark on that very corner, complete with street noise. The resulting album won a Grammy as Best Folk Recording of 1966, easily one of the most improbable rags-to-riches stories in the music industry. Not that Cortelia ended up rich, however; as Mickey Newbury sang in a song he dedicated to Clark, "I read it in a week-old paper. No one made it for his death or even lay a flower at his feet…Can you save a street in glory for Cortelia Clark?" We are reissuing this extraordinary (and extraordinarily rare) album with John D. Loudermilk's original notes and new notes by Colin Escott. A 'Collectors' Choice Music' exclusive, out July 20! Includes 'Felton Jarvis Interviews Cortelia Clark; Baby, What Have I Done; Never Be Sad No Mo'; What'cha Gonna Do?; Love Blues; Love, Oh Love; Ever'day Blues; Bye Bye Love; Walk Right In; Baby Don't Belong to You; Trouble in Mind', and 'Be My Darlin''.