Angela began her musical career by singing gospel music in church and performing with school choirs. She didn´t devote herself to singing the blues until around 1980, when she played the role of Gertrude “Ma” Rainey in a stage musical. Inspired by the music, she worked in numerous Chicago blues clubs, often accompanied by pianists Little Brother Montgomery, Erwin Helfer or Lovie Lee, and sharing the stage with friends like `Blind´ John Davis, Pinetop Perkins, B.B. King, Georgie Fame, and Long John Baldry.
Thanks to her dynamic stage presence and she was dubbed “The Bessie Smith of the Eighties” a well deserved title given her strong renditions of vaudeville blues material but her concerts include unforgettable versions of modern blues and jazz styles. She is a popular attraction at festivals all over the world and is sure to be a huge success at Blues to Bop. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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