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25-song reissue of her 1947-52 Specialty material, about half previously unreleased. Includes "You Don't Love Me" and "Money Blues," but not the chart items "Fiesta In Mexico" and "XTemporaneous Boogie." Perhaps too suave and refined for the R&B/rock era, and as comfortable with jazzy ballads as boogies, Howard was nonetheless an important, and nowadays overlooked, star of the transitional era between jump blues and R&B.

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For those of you who like to watch old black & white movies all Sunday long. Do yourself a favor. Turn off the TV and put on this album. It's Real Gone Daddy.


Born: March 29, 1914 in Galveston, TX

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '40s, '50s

Piano-tinkling chanteuses were quite the rage during the war years. But Camille Howard's two-fisted thundering boogie style, much like her Los Angeles contemporary, Hadda Brooks, was undoubtedly the equivalent of any 88s ace, male or female. Howard was part of the great migration from Texas to the West Coast. She was installed as pianist with drummer Roy Milton & the Solid Senders sometime during World War II, playing on all their early hits for Art Rupe's Juke Box and Specialty labels (notably the...
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