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I am a weary and lonesome traveller
by Barbara Dane & Chambers Brothers
I had a Phil Harris WeirdAssWednesday tune on deck but when i heard a Barbara Dane tune everything changed. Her voice reaches deep down into my decayed bones. Scattershooting while wondering, Since the blues are so depressing then why do the blues make me feel so much better?

Barbara Dane (born May 12, 1927) is an American folk, blues, and jazz singer.
"Bessie Smith in stereo," wrote jazz critic Leonard Feather in the late 1950s. Time said of Dane: "The voice is pure, rich ... rare as a 20 karat diamond" and quoted Louis Armstrong's exclamation upon hearing her at the Pasadena jazz festival: "Did you get that chick? She's a gasser!"

When she was in her late 70s, Philip Elwood, jazz critic of the San Francisco Examiner, said of her: "Dane is back and beautiful...she has an immense voice, remarkably well-tuned...capable of exquisite presentations regardless of the material. As a gut-level blues singer she is without compare." Blues writer Lee Hildebrand calls her "...perhaps the finest living interpreter of the classic blues of the 20's." In a 2010 profile on Barbara produced by Steven Short of KALW in San Francisco, Bonnie Raitt said "she’s always been a role model and a hero of mine – musically and politically. I mean, the arc of her life so informs mine that – she’s – I really can’t think of anyone I admire [more], the way that she’s lived her life." The interview is archived on the KALW website.

CHAMBERS BROTHERS bio
http://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-chambers-brothers-mn0000057124/biography
1966 - Folkways Records - United States
Posted: 28th October 2015
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