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Etta Baker

Etta Baker of Morganton, NC, was born in 1913 and began playing guitar at the age of 3. She was the premier female Piedmont blues guitar instrumentalist, playing the guitar everyday, and constantly working on new arrangements until just a short time before her death in September of 2006. Until her passing at the age of 93, Etta maintained a beautiful yard and garden and was matriarch of the 108 members in her family. Both her parents played several instruments, and she had picked up a guitar at the age of 3. “I was so small, I had to lay the guitar on the bed, stand on the floor and play on the neck,” she later recalled

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Celebrating Sarah Vaughan And A New Betty Carter Recording

Read "Celebrating Sarah Vaughan And A New Betty Carter Recording" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

The final Sunday of Womens History Month includes new releases from Bob Dorough, Gabrielle Stravelli, Patricia Barber plus a first listen to Betty Carter's first posthumous recording of a live 1992 concert in the early days of Jazz at Lincoln Center, with birthday shout outs to legendary vocalists Sarah Vaughan, Aretha Franklin, Astrud Gilberto, and Pearl ...

One Dime Blues

Label: Rounder Records
Released: 1991


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