Big Maybelle commentary on the Blues!

Apr 22, 2015

Big Maybelle performing at the Cue Club, 1966, in London, England
Credit Charlie Phillips

We're coming up on the 91st anniversary of the birth of blues vocalist Big Maybelle, May 1st, 1924, who lived in Cincinnati during her career and recorded at King Records.  Through the research of music historian, Dave Lewis, you'll hear the story of her career until her death on January 23, 1972 in Cleveland and also lots of her music. 

Before Dave Lewis's commentary on Big Maybelle though, you'll hear a set of 4 songs by musicians who'll be performing in the Cincinnati area during the month of May: Dr. John, Trombone Shorty, guitarist Jeff Beck, and Kelly Richey.