Two exellent jump blues, r&b sultry gals...
Long-Johnson | Big City | 06/27/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These are a couple of salty gals, singin' 'bout love, good hooch and the blues. Camille Howard is a fine r&b singer, sounding like a slightly more hoarse voiced Helen Humes. She is backed by a 1st rate jump blues r&b combo, with blarring horns and a driven rhythm section. Daisy May & Her Hepcats(were actaully rivals of Cooper), are a bit better then Cooper's group, Mae has a sensual voice sounding like a cross between June Christy, June Richmond, Anita O'Day and Irene Day, only doing r&b numbers, instead of jazz or swing. Her vocie actually is distintive(as is Howard's), making this cd release essential for fans of the Helen Humes/Ruth Brown era r&b jump music. Mae has a senually rhythmic tone in her very appealing voice. Daisy Mae's Hepcats are as cool as thier name, they blow thier horns, and keep the rhythm section oh so tight. This cd is exellent for those who like this early 50's era, of wild jump blues swingin' r&b, honking horns and sweet voices, that aren't afriad to rev up and get hoarse, or down & dirty. Great party cd."
2 excting rhythm and blues singers
The-Elegant-Bluesman | Belmont Shore, CA | 06/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Thelma Cooper sounds like a more throaty Helen Humes, with a sweet yet hoarse voice. She is like a vitemin pill, full of energy, and rhythm. A great r&b singer, and she lieks to sing about men! Moving on to Daisy Mae, she sounds like a rhythm and blues version of jazz singer Anita O'Day, although Anita O'Day did record one r&b number with Roy Eldridge called "Rock'n'Roll", so O'Day really could sing r&b, and I'm sure Miss Mae must have heard that recording of O'day and Eldridge, because all her sessions sound like that one Miss O'Day recorded. In any case Mae is a highly rhythmic singer, and the same jump blues r&b band members seem to be backing up both Cooper & Mae, making a reason to release these two competitors on one cd together. All in all great rockin' jump blues, for your dancin' shoes!"