"Music is the cup that holds the wine of silence. Sound is that cup, but empty. Noise is that cup, but broken.”

Robert Fripp


18/01/2013

Lee Morse


The amazing Lena Taylor aka Lee Morse (1897/1954), white female singer, used to yodel in the songs she composed as well in her famous blues "Mail man blues". Lee Morse seems to be a forebear of the french "chanson réaliste" and is referenced by Leon Redbone as one of his favorite singer.

"A million me's" (1930) is one of the three one-reel movies she made. (yodeling around 4')


5 commentaires:

debout a dit…

Facilement disponible le double CD de Lee Morse "echoes of a songbird : 50 recordings from 1924-1930" sur Jasmine. Une merveille.

eve couturier a dit…

voix sensuelle , grave, les pionnières
des années 30 me sidèrent. Loin des fausses naïvetés infantiles de certains timbres actuels.
Son genre Louise Brooks dans son regard émancipé et son insolence me réjouissent. Thanks. D'accord avec Monsieur Leon Redbone, donc.

debout a dit…

c'est, for sure, liqueur un tantinet plus corsée que celle(s) versée(s) à profusion par les Lana del Rey et consorts...

Palix a dit…

qui est Lana del Rey???

debout a dit…

http://leplus.nouvelobs.com/contribution/763687-lana-del-rey-de-peur-qu-on-l-oublie-se-fout-de-nous.html