CHRISTMAS MORNIN' BLUES * VICTORIA SPIVEY * FONTANA 17264 * UK
It's difficult to pick any one of the four great tracks on this EP, all of which she is accompanied by her husband Jack Erby on piano, and the great Lonnie Johnson on guitar. Released in 1960 as part of a series 'Treasures of North American Negro Music', all the recordings date from 1927 and all are indicative of her style . . this from the sleeve notes: . . Victoria Spivey sang her songs, usually real Blues so far as structure went, but with a shift in content to the darker side of human behavior.