Song Of The Day – Remembering Carrie Smith


 

 

English: Jazz Singer Carrie Smith in France Fr...

English: Jazz Singer Carrie Smith in France Français : La chanteuse de Jazz Carrie Smith à Bagneux (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Carrie Smith, a terrific jazz and blues singer was taken from the world of music on May 20.  She was 86.  Her career spanned 50 years and she was still recording as recently as 2002.  In this period she recorded at least 13 albums and appeared with many contemporaries.  Here is a terrific example of her style.

 

Am I Blue

 

 

 

A second song.  This one shows the depth of her classic blues voice.  A terrific band as well.  And check out the tap dancing.

 

 

About John

I enjoy travel, sports, music and anything else that jumps up at me for the moment, which is why I blog. There will be lots of music and travel posts and a smattering of sports and humour. I enjoy promoting Canada and am unabashedly a proud Canuck.

Posted on August 24, 2012, in Blues, Jazz, Live Music, Remembering and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    This was completely engaging. Just fantastic.

  2. a gripping life

    She had a great voice.
    I was a little distracted in that first one, like what the heck am I looking at?! That was someone’s strange idea to put her on a swing, 40 feet up in the air! haha!
    I also liked the tap dancing in the second one. Gosh, you don’t see those types of great performances anymore. This was great.

  3. I loved Carrie Smith! I am so sad to hear about this.

  4. Thinking about it, many of today’s singers are just pale imitations of this.
    Great stuff, great lady.

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