See See Rider Blues

There have been dozens of versions of the old song See See Rider and its origins are lost in the mists of time, but I’m pretty sure that the first ever recording was this one, made in October 1924 by the fabulous Gertrude `Ma’ Rainey (vocals) together with a stellar backing group including Louis Armstrong on cornet, Buster Bailey on clarinet and Fletcher Henderson on piano.

2 Responses to “See See Rider Blues”

  1. Phillip Helbig Says:

  2. […] in New York City, in 1961. I picked this not only because it is the tune of which I posted the original version last week but also because it’s a fine example of her artistry and sizzling stage presence. I […]

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