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Zora YOUNG, Bonnie LEE & Big Time SARAH – Blues with the Girls 1982

Posted in Big Time SARAH, BLUES, Bonnie LEE, Zora YOUNG on December 6, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Zora YOUNG, Bonnie LEE & Big Time SARAH – Blues with the Girls 1982
Recorded in Paris, France. 1982
1992 Issue.


Despite the prominent presence of celebrated blues artist Howlin’ Wolf in her family tree, singer Zora Young (1948) grew up singing not blues, but gospel. Even when the Mississippi native shook off her roots at the age of seven to relocate with her family to Chicago, it wasn’t until later that she switched over to R&B, and evolved into a powerhouse blues vocalist with three decades of experience behind her. She has performed with a long list of artists, including Junior Wells, Jimmy Dawkins, Bobby Rush, Buddy Guy, Professor Eddie Lusk, Albert King and B.B. King.

Sarah Streeter (1953) was born in Mississippi and raised in Chicago, from early childhood, where she sang in gospel choirs in South Chicago churches. At age 14, she began singing blues at the Morgan’s Lounge Club, and in the 1970s she played with musicians such as Sunnyland Slim, Magic Slim, The Aces, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells.

Bonnie Lee (1931-2006) was an Chicago blues singer, known as ‘Sweetheart of the Blues’, best remembered for her lengthy working relationships with Sunnyland Slim and Willie Kent. She was born Jessie Lee Frealls in Bunkie, Louisiana, and raised in Beaumont, Texas. In 1958 she moved to Chicago, and chose the stage name of Bonnie Lee, working as both a dancer and singer.

In 1982, and partnered with Zora Young and Big Time Sarah as ‘Blues with the Girls’, Bonnie Lee toured Europe and cut this joint album in Paris, France.
From Wikipedia.
Zora Young- Vocals
Bonnie Lee- Vocals
Big Time Sarah- Vocals
Stéphane Guérault- Tenor Sax
Michael Carras- Piano & Organ
Paul Pechenaet- Guitar
Larry Martin- Guitar
Zox- Acoustic Bass
Vincent Daune- Drums
Hubert Sumlin- Guitar & Vocals (#15)
01. Help Me (Zora Young) (5:28)
02. I Feel So Bad (Zora Young) (6:55)
03. You Don’t Have To Go (Zora Young) (4:02)
04. Got My Mojo Working (Zora Young) (3:16)
05. Stepping Stone (Zora Young) (6:27)
06. Fast Life (Bonnie Lee) (3:36)
07. Baby, What You Want Me To Do (Bonnie Lee) (3:59)
08. Next Time I See You (Bonnie Lee) (3:05)
09. Sad and Evil Woman (Bonnie Lee)(4:04)
10. Tribute to Big Walter Horton  (Big Time Sarah) (6:51)
11. Hound Dog (Big Time Sarah) (2:50)
12. Fever (Big Time Sarah) (3:05)
13. (I’m Your) Hoochie Coochie Man (Big Time Sarah) (4:08)
14. What Makes My Man Tick (Big Time Sarah) (4:02)
15. Well, I Love Ya’ (Zora Young, Bonnie Lee & Big Time Sarah) (5:25)

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