Frequent readers of this blog know how much I love good old honky-tonk piano playing and especially by women like Marcia Ball and Katie Webster. There are others I like as well, and here are a few vids of Sue Keller and Ann Rabson of Saffire-The Uppity Blues Women. I first heard Saffire when Jolie Aire was berthed in Marbella, Spain. As a man you have to be pretty secure in your “maleness” to enjoy Saffire with their songs like “Bitch With A Bad Attitude,” “Big Ovaries, Baby.” “It Takes A Mighty Good Man,” and the first song of those I heard, “Middle Aged Blues Boogie.” I was lucky enough to see Saffire live in Fort Lauderdale at the old Musician’s Exchange and Ann Rabson was gracious enough to spend most of one of their breaks talking to me. Here, then are a couple of videos from some rather wild women…
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One response to “Wild Women”
Somehow I missed the Furry Lisa – I’m just dying, here! Wonderful music.
Can’t decide whether I like that or Music-Makin’ Mama the best. So I’ll just keep listening to both until I decide!
I think Sue Keller is great! Would love to be able to see her live, but from looking at her videos I doubt she’s the kind of piano pounder you’d find on a stage with chicken wire in front of it, but Ann Rabson would.