Lizzie Miles – Moans & Blues (1954)

It’s Ash Wednesday, and Carnival season is over, but I’m not quite ready to let go of New Orleans just yet, so today I’m listening to Lizzie Miles’ 1954 record “Moans & Blues.”

 

Born in 1895 in the Faubourg Marigny, Lizzie was a contemporary of Jelly Roll Morton and Fats Waller, though you certainly don’t hear about her as much, which is a shame.

Her bluesy piano and vocal combo feels like the perfect thing to listen to to ease yourself into spring. Her songs are warming, inspiring and soothing, all at once.

 

                     

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