Juanita Hall


Jaunita Hall Sings The Blues

  • Release Date: 30 Nov 1957
  • OJCCD-1928-2

Juanita Hall was Bloody Mary in the 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific. She won a Tony Award for the vigor and warmth of her performance, which was unforgettable. What she could not forget, however, was how the blues recordings of Bessie Smith had mesmerized her when she was a girl. Nearly a decade after her Broadway triumph, she finally disclosed the blues in her soul. Hall went into a studio with a corps of brilliant jazz musicians to record an album of blues inspired by Smi… MORE