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Going To Cincinnati: Blues From Cincinnati

Going To Cincinnati: Blues From Cincinnati



While the city of Cincinnati, Ohio, does not have its own blues style, it is notable for a large degree of blues activity since the 1920's. The patriarch of the scene was Sam Jones, "Stovepipe No.1," a songster who recorded between 1924 and 1930. Then there was Bob Coleman and Walter Coleman, who were likely brothers, who recorded under various pseudonyms—Kid Cole, Sweet Papa Tadpole, Walter Cole, and Kid Coley among them, as well as with the Cincinnati Jug Band—between the years 1928 and 1936. Cincinnati was also the birthplace of Mamie Smith and hosted performers such as Walter Davis, Jesse James, Clara Burston, and Leroy Carr. Show notes: