Mildred Anderson's husky contralto tones fit like hand in glove with the fat Hammond B-3 organ sound that was so fashionable at American inner-city cocktail lounges during the Fifties and Sixties. The church-hewn vocalist made her recording debut in 1953 with pioneering B-3 man Bill Doggett; for this straight-ahead 1960 Bluesville session, she was accompanied by another organ innovator, Shirley Scott, and her then-boss, the tough-as-leather tenor saxophonist Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis. Anderson and the swinging Davis combo bring great conviction to a set of blues and ballads associated with Big Maybelle, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Chuck Willis, and others.
I'm Gettin' Long Alright, I'm Free, Don't Deceive Me (Please Don't Go), Hello Little Boy, Person to Person, Cool Kind of Poppa, Kidney Stew Blues, I Didn't Have a Chance
with Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Shirley Scott, George Duvivier, Arthur Edgehill