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Friday, 15 January 2016

Jeanne Carroll born 15 January 1931


Albertha Jeanne Carroll (15 January 1931, Ruleville, Mississippi - 9. August 2011,Aalst, Belgium) was an American blues and soul blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter.
Carroll grew up in Mississippi, near Clarksdale and sang from infancy in the local church and by her late teens was performing in Chicago clubs where she was soon able to establish herself in the jazz and blues club scene.
During World War II, she sang with the  Charlie Agnew Orchestra, which was then based at the El Rancho in Las Vegas. She also appeared in the 1944 movie musical Sing a Jingle. She eventually returned to Chicago, where she sang in clubs.
Through the 50s she shared stages and sometimes performed with noted blues and jazz artists of the period. Singing the blues, she also toured nationally with jazz and blues package shows, occasionally travelling abroad. In the 60s, Carroll appeared in Canada, performing at concerts and on television. She sang often with Franz Jackson’s Chicago-based band, making records and also touring US military bases in the Pacific and Southeast Asia.
                                   Here's "Oh Daddy" from above album. 

Throughout her career she appeared with the orchestras of Count Basie , Duke Ellington , as well as Muddy Waters , Willie Dixon , Buddy Guy and Little Brother Montgomery, recording in Chicago with the pianist’s trio in 1968/9 for FM, Matchbox and Adelphi Records. Also in the group were bass player Truck Parham and drummer Red Saunders.
In the 1970s she toured with Art Hodes Jazz Four of North America and appeared with Bessie, Billie & Bo musical revue. She continued to work mainly in Chicago, recording there with pianist Erwin Helfer.
In the early 80s, she recorded in Chicago with pianist and singer Marc Lincoln Braun, drummer J.C. Heard and others. She also toured Europe where she was met with considerable acclaim. In the early 90s she recorded in Germany with the Jumping Jivers, a multi-national band that also included saxophonists Bob Ruckerl and Diane Ellis, jazz journalist Mike Hennessey on piano, and Al Merritt on drums. By the late 90s, Carroll had decided to settle in Germany where she sang with her own trio, which included pianist Christian Rannenberg and blues harpist Ignaz Netzer.
She gave concerts at the Ingolstadt Jazz Festival and most recently in early 2011 in Berlin A-Trane and was very popular with German jazz and blues enthusiasts. Her daughter, Karen Carroll, is also an accomplished blues singer.

Jeanne suffered a massive heart attack on Sunday, 7th August, 2011, while she was performing on stage with her daughter Karen Carroll at the 11th Annual Blues Oan Daa Stoazze in Hamme, Belgium.Shw died two days later 9th August  at Aalst, Flanders, Belgium.  She was eighty-years-old. (Info edited from various sources mainly AMG and Wikipedia)  

Recorded live in "Kish" by A. Hutzler in January 2010
Jeanne Carroll & blue heat are:
Jeanne Carroll vocals
Jürgen Schottenhamml guitar
Stephan Greisinger saxophone
Tom Hübner organ
Güven Sevincli drums 

1 comment:

boppinbob said...

For Little Brother Montgomery with Jeanne Carroll - No Special Rider (1969) go here:

01. No Special Rider 4:12
02. Prisoner Bound Blues 4:20
03. You Gotta See Your Mama Every Night 3:03
04. Cow Cow Blues 4:22
05. Gin House Blues 4:19
06. New Vicksburg Blues 4:02
07. London Shout 2:51
08. Oh, Daddy 3:18
09. Little Brother's Early Pieces & History 7:36
10. No Special Boogie 2:57
11. Farrish Street Drive 2:28
12. Muleface Blues 3:13

Piano, Vocals - Little Brother
Steel Guitar [National Steel Guitar] - B. Sam Firk
Vocals - Jeanne Carroll