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One Hour Mama
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers
One Hour Mama
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Pop, Rock
 
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First album from the San Francisco vocalist who sings in the style of Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith & Ida Cox, backed-up by Bill Stewart / Harvey Robb / Noel Jewkes - sax, Larry Leight - trombone, Charlie Siebert - guitar, and o...  more »

      
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All Artists: Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers
Title: One Hour Mama
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Fat Note
Release Date: 12/3/1996
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Styles: Swing Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 714288006523

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First album from the San Francisco vocalist who sings in the style of Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith & Ida Cox, backed-up by Bill Stewart / Harvey Robb / Noel Jewkes - sax, Larry Leight - trombone, Charlie Siebert - guitar, and others.

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Fantastic! I bought 5 copies of this CD for gifts!
12/18/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Lavay Smith is beautiful. A gifted singer and all around classy lady! When she sings to you with that sexy voice, she will make your heart stop. Chris Siebert is the most awesome music arranger of our time. He's also Lavay's boy friend (lucky guy!) And look out for his piano solos! But you had better be holding on to something! This band combines Vocal, Piano, Rhythm, a variety of brass, bass and guitar. And it's FUN music, in the spirit of Bessie Smith, Ida Cox, Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, Ma Rainey, etc... My favorite cuts, it's so hard to choose. I love Downhearted Blues (Bessie Smith), One Hour Mama (very funny), Blue Skys (a classic), Oo Poppa Do (sexy), Squeeze Me (Fats Waller). My whole family has memorized the words. One last thing: This may be the first CD you ever wear out from over use! Thank you Skillet Lickers!"
Authectic as heck
Tom Ono | 12/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"No other "retro" singer in the world today is as authenticly 1940's sounding as Lavay, as a matter a fact her sound goes back to the 20's with Bessie Smith, all the way to the 50's Big Maybelle. Lavay has her own style not sounding like any one singer from the past. But rather sounding like a singer from the past, without copying anyone. Her band is tight and gives exellent solos jazzwise, without compromising the dancability of these tunes. Lindy hoppers and jitterbigs love her. This cd is perfect proof taht something good came of the late 90's Swing revival!"
Fun-Must Have
rizabiz | Westhampton Beach, NY USA | 01/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great cd to add to your jazz and blues collection. Love Billie Holliday, Ella, etc. then you will LOVE Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, if not for their name alone. Lavay has an incredible saucy voice and the band is a tremendous talent with St. Louis, Chicago and Louisiana experience. (One band member even worked with Dizzy back in the day.) I saw them at their local Friday night gig in the Castro in San Francisco and couldn't believe I had stumbled upon such a find. Lots of fun to watch and they really get down. Except Lavay, snap your fingers to the beat ONLY, when you clap it is not quite as sexy and you are a PEACH. Thanks!!"