Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Varetta Dillard !

Varetta Dillard was one of the great unknown blues shouters of the 1950s. Dillard became known for her tribute songs to fallen heroes. She recorded "Johnny Has Gone," in memory of late vocalist Johnny Ace, in 1955 and was pressured to record "I Miss You Jimmy," in tribute to James Dean, after switching to the RCA Victor/Groove label in 1956. Although she subsequently recorded for Triumph and MGM's Club subsidiary, Dillard ended her solo recording career in 1961 and joined her husband's gospel group, the Tri-Odds.
Children, read the whole story here

Varetta Dillard - Double Crossing Baby
Varetta Dillard - Getting Ready For My Daddy


Anonymous G.T. said...

Dear Rev,

And now for somethin' completly different... I Haven't heard yet Varetta but I just write to give you a link you have to know (if you don't). That's THE place to be for you :

8:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holey Rev,

Damn that was great. Any song that refers to "daddy", oh yeah man. Man, I was getting hot and bothered by that song, she looked pretty good too, busting all out of there...

thanks man.

4:07 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Dear William (wot? that's english for Guillaume right?), you're the best.
Dear anonymous mysterious super hero, you're the best too.

7:49 AM  
Anonymous Natalie said...

This one is expired all ready, *tear tear*
Is it possible for you to put them up again? Also Rev, I have a request, would you happen to have Conway Twitty's "Lonely Blue Boy"?

11:49 PM  

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