Big Maybelle – What More Can a Woman Do? (1962)

enero 4, 2009 at 1:19 am (Big Maybelle)

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This is a good album, but it doesn’t really represent Big Maybelle (born Mabel Louise Smith). The label was seemingly attempting to pop-up Maybelle to sound like Timi Yuro (who seemingly got inspiration from Maybelle’s vocal stylings). If one is unfamiliar with Maybelle’s great early sides for Okeh and Savoy, then this is a good pop statement of the time period. But, Maybelle was capable of so much more; on a few tracks she seemed constrained and attempting to break free. Definitely worth hearing, but one should also search out her earlier tracks, as well for a more complete picture of this artist.

01 – What More Can A Woman Do
02 – I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
03 – Cry
04 – Tortured
05 – Candy
06 – How Deep Is The Ocean (How High Is The Sky)
07 – If
08 – Why Was I Born
09 – I’ll Close My Eyes
10 – I Still Care
11 – Everybody’s Got a Home But Me
12 – Cold, Cold Heart (1962 single)



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