Big Maybelle – My Big Mistake – (from the Okeh Sessions)

The Complete OKeh Sessions 1952-1955

“This collection features Big Maybelle’s entire OKeh output — 26 tracks — including her three R&B chart items, “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” and the risqué slow blues “I’m Gettin’ ‘Long Alright.” “Gabbin’ Blues,” her 1952 OKeh debut smash, is a humorous dialogue between Maybelle and gossiping rivalRose Marie McCoy, the tune’s co-writer. Maybelle was no mere copyist; her sandpapery vocals stood in sharp contrast to the many interchangeable thrushes then populating the R&B world. New York session wizards such as tenor saxophonist Sam “The Man” Taylor and guitarist Mickey Bakerprovide great support throughout.”All Music

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