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Valaida, Vol. 2: 1935-1940
Valaida Snow
Valaida, Vol. 2: 1935-1940
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Valaida Snow
Title: Valaida, Vol. 2: 1935-1940
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Harlequin Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2005
Re-Release Date: 6/14/1994
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 008637201821

CD Reviews

Lady Plays The Blues
wwI maven | asheville, nc United States | 12/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As a traditional jazz fan, I am seldom surprised by a great performance from someone I have never heard from. Here was a performer that had stayed below my radar my detriment.
Valaida Snow, a female singer, and more importantly a great trumpet player, from the 30's and 40's,is well worth getting acquainted with.
She plays in a style obviously influenced by Louis Armstrong, with strong hints of Bunny Berigan...(who was, like all jazz trumpet players, heavily influenced by Armstrong).
The recordings are a rare instance of finding a treasure trove of great songs played in an authentic way that takes us back to the era where jazz was more felt than cerebral.
Listen to "Some of These Days", "Tiger Rag","St Louis Blues", countered with "Poor Butterfly", "Chloe","My Heart Belongs to Daddy", and you will find yourself hearing something "fresh"....only because we somehow "missed" this special performer who plays from the heart."
Timeless entertainment
Thomas J. Welch | Ontario Canada | 10/07/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This artist and her music are fantastic. I can't believe she recorded this in the thirty's.It's timeless ."