From the Record Shelves #111

Love Sick Blues

CD Document Records DOCD-5303

Georgia White was a native of the state with the same name. She was born in Macon, Georgia 1903 and began her recording career 1933 when most of the classic, female blues singers had lost their popularity.

It’s believed that Richard M. Jones, himself the author of classic blues material, had a hand in her choice of material since he was an executive at Decca, her record company. In any way she recorded a lot of interesting material in the style of the previous decade and like here with good accompanist, unknown pianist, bassist John Lindsay and guitarist Lonnie Johnson.

The tune is a remake of Lonesome Lovesick Blues that Richard M. Jones recorded with singer Blanche Calloway and young Louis Armstrong on cornet in 1925. The present recording was made in 1938.