Rose Maddox

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from 1933 oakland tribune-

 

Rose Maddox

 

Born Roselea Arbana “Rose” Maddox on August 15th, 1925 Boaz, Alabama

Died April 15th 1998, Ashland, Oregon

Vocals, Fiddle, Bass

Country, Folk, Western, West Coast County, Rockabilly, Gospel, Bluegrass, Country Boogie, Bakersfield Sound

40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s

Maddox Brothers and Rose 1937-1956

  • Cliff Maddox (born 1912 Boaz, Alabama – died 1949)- mandolin
  • Cal Maddox (born November 3, 1915, Boaz, Alabama – died 1968) – guitar and harmonica
  • Fred Maddox (born July 3, 1919 Boaz, Alabama – died October 29, 1992)
  • Don Maddox (born December 7, 1922 Boaz, Alabama) – fiddle and vocal
  • Rose Maddox (born August 15, 1925 Boaz, Alabama – died April 15, 1998)
  • Henry Maddox –  (born March 19, 1928 Boaz, Alabama – died 1974) mandolin and guitar
  • Ben Duncan – steel guitar
  • Jimmy Winkle, Roy Nichols, or Gene Breeden – guitar

 

1949 Ad for tour:

90 Second Ad

 

Discography:

Albums[edit]

Maddox Brothers and Rose

  • America’s Most Colorful Hillbilly Band v.1 (Arhoolie Records, 1976/1993)
  • America’s Most Colorful Hillbilly Band v.2 (Arhoolie, 1995)
  • On The Air (Arhoolie, 1983/1996)
  • Live On The Radio (1996)
  • The Hillbilly Boogie Years (Rockateer, 1996)
  • A Collection of Standard Sacred Songs (King, 1956)
  • The Most Colorful Hillbilly Band in America (Bear Family, 1998)

Solo/Compilations

  • Precious Memories (Columbia, 1958)
  • The One Rose (Capitol, 1960)
  • Glorybound Train (Capitol, 1961)
  • A Big Bouquet of Roses (Capitol, 1961)
  • Rose Maddox Sings Bluegrass (Capitol, 1962/1996)
  • Alone with You (Capitol, 1963)
  • Rosie (Starday, 1970)
  • Reckless Love & Bold Adventure (Takoma, 1977)
  • Rose of the West Coast Country (Arhoolie, 1980)
  • This is Rose Maddox (Arhoolie, 1982)
  • A Beautiful Bouquet (Arhoolie, 1983)
  • Queen of the West (Varrick, 1984)
  • California Rose (See for Miles, 1989)
  • $35 And A Dream (Arhoolie, 1994)
  • The One Rose: The Capitol Years (Bear Family, 1994)
  • The Moon is Rising (Country Town Music, 1996)
  • The Legendary Queen Of The West (Boothill, 2000)

 

Rocky 52:

http://www.rocky-52.net/chanteursm/maddox_r.htm

Praugefrank’s Country Discography:

http://countrydiscography.blogspot.com/2012/05/rose-maddox.html

http://countrydiscoghraphy2.blogspot.com/2013/03/rose-maddox-pt-1-by-dick-grant-1940-1949.html

Discografia:

http://hallelujahrnr.hostweb4u.info/index_archivos/MaddoxBrothersAndRoseDiscografia1.htm

http://hallelujahrnr.hostweb4u.info/index_archivos/MaddoxBrothersAndRoseDiscografia2.htm

Rockin Country Style:

http://rcs-discography.com/rcs/artist.php?key=madd6200

 

Videos:

Mashpedia:

http://www.mashpedia.com/Maddox_Brothers_and_Rose

50’s ? Footage from women of country 1993:

Down, Down Down w Emmylou Harris 1983:

Tramp on the street, Molly and Tenbrooks:

Blue Moon of Kentucky:

A chat with Jann and Rose:

Honky Tonkin’ 1987:

Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down 1992:

Fly Away Western Berlin Saloon 1993:

 

Biographies:

Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Maddox

Cowgirls:

http://www.cowgirls.com/dream/cowgals/maddox.htm

AllMusic:

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/rose-maddox-mn0000290414/biography

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-maddox-brothers-rose-mn0000193160/biography

Discogs:

http://www.honkytonks.org/showpages/maddox.htm

http://www.discogs.com/artist/Maddox+Brothers+and+Rose

Last.fm:

http://www.last.fm/music/Rose+Maddox

http://www.last.fm/music/Maddox+Brothers+&+Rose

Oldies.com:

http://www.oldies.com/artist-biography/Rose-Maddox.html

Answers.com

http://www.answers.com/topic/rose-maddox

Country Music Database:

http://www.rolandnote.com/people.php?scode=timeline&keyword=Rose+Maddox&page=1

Modesto Radio Museum:

http://www.modestoradiomuseum.org/maddox%20brothers.html

Arhoolie Records Page:

http://www.arhoolie.com/country-bluegrass-old-timey/the-maddox-brothers-and-rose-americas-most-colorful-hillbilly-band-vol-1.html?sl=EN

Sing365:

http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Rose-Maddox-Biography/EB7BF0EF532CAB3A48256FB800295FB6

Tumblr:

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/rose-maddox

CMT:

http://www.cmt.com/artists/rose-maddox/biography/

http://www.cmt.com/artists/maddox-brothers-rose/biography/

Slipcue:

http://www.slipcue.com/music/country/countryartists/rose.html

 

Around the Web:

Saving Country Music (1952 country music’s original year of the woman and 1992 don maddox interview):

http://www.savingcountrymusic.com/tag/rose-maddox

Forum Rock City Boogie:

http://fifties-lovers.goodforum.net/t3866-rose-maddox

Honkytonks:

http://www.honkytonks.org/showpages/maddox.htm

Boppin Blog:

http://www.bopping.org/maddox-brothers-rose/

WFMU Blog:

http://wfmuichiban.blogspot.com/2013/09/rose-maddox-month.html

Flying Shoes Blog:

http://flyinshoes.ning.com/profiles/blogs/the-maddox-brothers-and-sister

Rockabilly Romp Blog:

http://rockabillyromp.com/rockabilly-artists/leading-up-to-rockabilly-with-the-maddox-brothers-and-rose/

just a little ole’ rockin’ gal Blog

http://justalittleolerockingal.blogspot.com/2011/01/maddox-brothers-and-rose-i-salute-you.html

Cliffie’s Archive:

http://www.cliffiestone.com/Cliffie/archives/photo28.html

http://www.cliffiestone.com/Cliffie/archives/photo03_23.html

Dayna Wills Blog:

http://www.daynawills.com/article-rose-maddox.html

Howdy Neighbor Howdy Blog:

http://howdyneighborhowdy.wordpress.com/rose-maddox/

Planet Barberella Blog:

http://planetbarberella.blogspot.com/2011/03/maddox-brothers-and-rosepart-1.html

http://planetbarberella.blogspot.com/2011/03/maddox-brothers-and-rose-part-2.html

http://planetbarberella.blogspot.com/2011/03/maddox-brothers-and-rose-part-3.html

Roots of Rock and Roll Blog:

http://www.fusion45.com/roots-of-rock-maddox-brothers-and-sister-roses-ugly-and-slouchy/

Tumbling West:

http://tumblingwest.blogspot.com/2011/05/music-on-monday-quickie-grab-yourself.html

Rock a Billy Rock Blog:

http://rockabillyrock.blogspot.com/

Pop Matters:

http://www.popmatters.com/column/71323-americas-most-colorful-hillbilly-band/

ABC Country:

http://abccountry.net.au/artist/rose-maddox

The rockingispy blog:

http://therockingipsy.blogspot.com/2010/03/rose-maddox-bros-hillbilly-boogie-years.html

LA Times Article 1990:

http://articles.latimes.com/1990-08-17/entertainment/ca-963_1_traditional-country-music

Houston Press Blog:

http://blogs.houstonpress.com/rocks/2010/11/stuff_you_should_know_about_ma.php

Field Trip South:

http://blogs.lib.unc.edu/sfc/index.php/2013/04/06/visualizing-american-roots-music-maddox-brothers-and-rose/

U of Illinois article:

http://www.press.uillinois.edu/wordpress/?p=12422

Country Universe 100 Greatest Women: 31?, c’mon rose is top 5-

http://www.countryuniverse.net/2008/05/31/100-greatest-women-31-rose-maddox/

PBS Women who Rock:

http://www.pbs.org/itvs/welcometotheclub/rock.html

The Hound Blog:

http://thehoundblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/maddox-brothers-rose.html

Myspace:

https://myspace.com/rosemaddoxandmaddoxbros

Rockabilly Hall of Fame:

http://www.rockabillyhall.com/MaddoxRose.html

http://www.rockabillyhall.com/MaddoxRoseTRIB.html

http://www.rockabillyhall.com/MoreMB&R.html

Bright:

http://www.briterevolution.com/features/article/youre-missing-maddox-brothers-rose/

Country Standard Time Article 1998:

http://www.countrystandardtime.com/d/editorial.asp?xid=145

New York Times Obituary:

http://www.nytimes.com/1998/04/18/arts/rose-maddox-72-country-singer-of-the-40-s.html

Independent Obituary:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/obituary-rose-maddox-1161000.html

Find A Grave:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7088652

Southern Oregon History:

http://sohistory.org/content/maddox-rose

Rockin Country Style:

http://rcs-discography.com/rcs/artist.php?key=madd4900

Modesto Radio Museum Obituary:

http://www.modestoradiomuseum.org/rose%20madox%20obit.html

Dead Musicians Directory:

http://elvispelvis.com/rosemaddox.htm

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rose-Maddox/108528125894110

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maddox-Brothers-and-Rose/39696573251

IMBD:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0534726/

 

Books:

Ramblin’ Rose: The Life and Career of Rose Maddox

Whiteside, J. (1997). Ramblin’ Rose: The life and career of Rose Maddox. Nashville, TN: Country Music Foundation Press.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1061611.Ramblin_Rose

 

Songs:

Playlist.com

http://pl.ayli.st/Rose+Maddox

Internet Archive:

https://archive.org/details/MaddoxBrothersAndRose-01-10

Radio Ads From 1949:

http://33records.cdbpdx.com/RadioAd/

Milk Cow Blues -1947:

Careless Driver – 1948:

Whoa Sailor – 1948

New Mule Skinner Blues – 1948:

Philadelphia Lawyer – 1948:

Bring it on Down to My House Honey – 1948?

Brown Eyes – 1948

Why Don’t You Haul Off and Love Me – 1949

Honky Tonkin” – 1949

You’ve Been Talking in Your Sleep – 1949

Goerge’s Playhouse Boogie – 1949

That’ll Learn Ya Durn Ya – 1949?

First Grand Ole Opry Appearance 2-19-1949

Gathering Flowers For the Master’s Bouquet, I Couldn’t Believe it was True

Dark as a Dungeon – 1950

Choc’late Ice Cream Cone – 1950:

It’s Only Human Nature – 1950 

I Wish I Was a Single Girl Again – 1951

South – 1951

I Want to Love and Love – 1951

Alimony – 1951

I’ll Fly Away – 1952

I’ll Make Sweet Love to You – 1952

Baby, You Should Live So Long – 1953

Wild Wild Young Men – 1955:

I’ve Got Four Big Brothers – 1955:

Words are Too Easy to Say – 1955:

I Gotta Go Get My Baby – 1955:

I’ll Go Steppin Too – 1957:

Old Man Blues – 1957:

Love is Strange – 1957:

Take A Gamble on Me – 1957:

Move it On Over – 1959

Ole Slew Foot – 1962:

The Bottom of a Glass – 1967:

The Key’s in the Mailbox – 1970:

California Rose – Laura Cantrell (About Rose Maddox)

 

Mary Lou Williams

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Jazz Piano, Free Jazz, Hard Bop, Swing, Big Band, Third Stream, Gospel, Classical

20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s. 60’s, 70’s

Born Mary Elfrieda Scruggs  May 8, 1910 Atlanta, GA 

Pittsburgh, PA 1915?-1927?

First Public performance age 6. Known as the little piano girl of East Liberty (Pittsburgh neighborhood). Played with Duke Ellington’s band the Washingtonians at 15. Married saxophonist John Williams in 1927 and moved to Memphis to join his band the Syncopators.

Memphis, TN, Oklahoma City OK, Tulsa, OK 1928-1929?

John Joined Andy Kirk’s Twelve Clouds of Joy. The band eventually accepted a longstanding engagement in Kansas City.

Kansas City, KS 1929?- 1941

Though not originally a member of the band she often stood in for their unreliable (read drunk) pianist and also served as arranger and composer of songs Walking and Singing, Twinklin’ and Little Joe From Chicago. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCnOgKMRgK0 . Mary Lou joined the band for a recording session in Chicago and improvised two piano solos Drag “em and Nightlife http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D28FlIuZhJg . Soon after she was hired as the Twelve Clouds of Joy’s permanent piano player. She also worked as a freelance arranger for the likes of Earl Hines, Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman. Duke described Mary Lou as Soul on Soul. In 1941 Mary Lou Divorced John, quit the band and returned briefly to Pittsburgh, joined Harold “Shorty” Baker’s Band, married Baker. He then joined Duke Ellington’s band and they moved to New York.

New York NY 1942-1952

Mary Lou accepted a regular gig at Cafe Society and started a weekly radio show on WNEW called Mary Lou Williams Piano Workshop. She also began mentoring younger musicians such as Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. Mary Lou’s Harlem apartment became an after after hours hangout for these young musicians and could be called the birthplace of bop. She composed Dizzy’s it In the Land of Oo-Bla-Dee. Mary Lou later recalled during a melody maker interview “During this period Monk and the kids would come to my apartment every morning around four or pick me up at the Café after I’d finished my last show, and we’d play and swap ideas until noon or later”. Some of these Cafe society dates were with Billie Holiday, just the two of them on stage, sadly none of these dates were recorded and if i live to see time travel Cafe Society 1944 would be my first destination. In 1945 Mary Lou recorded the Zodiac Suite, writing a song for musicians born under each signhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRlmx36OZXU .

Paris 1952-1954

Accepted an offer to perform in London and stayed in Europe for two years.

New York, NY 1954-1976

After returning Mary Lou took a hiatus from performing and concentrated on her work for the Bel Canto Foundation an effort she started to help musicians cope with their addictions and  return to performing. Encouraged by Dizzy and her future manager Father Peter O’Brien she finally returned to performing herself at the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival. Later Mary Lou would form her own record label, Mary’s Records,  helped found the Pittsburgh Jazz Festival, recorded The History of Jazz, Music for Peace and Mary Lou’s Mass and opened thrift stores in Harlem.

Durham, NC 1977- May 28, 1981

In 1977 Mary Lou accepted a post at Duke University to teach a course on the history of jazz and direct the Duke Jazz ensemble. Mary Lou died of bladder cancer on May 28. 1981. In 1983 Duke University established the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture.

Mary Lou’s Drawing on the history of Jazz Image

Visuals:

1980 Montreal? – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3-B9vSFSb4

Little Joe From Chicago – same show? – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kUjg5HJABI

1978 – my blue heaven – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X5sVnZvaVQ

On Mister Rodgers – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjM63eZmsao

A Great day in Harlem- 1958 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqu_XC0E2jg&list=PL7991D6F803CE073D

Audios:

Dat Dere – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4OFmS5WNdc

Mary’s Boogie – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyxNsJe-JgQ

Tisherome – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVAtUsEKpt8

Froggy Bottom -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8fjcIzc9j4

Hesitation Boogie – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrLVBFjvwcI

Overhand- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6jYCyx1OP0

gjon mili jam session –  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMchad89PlA

D.D.T – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRfFiiy0WpE

solo piano 1944- http://www.tvballa.com/video-gallery/Mary-Lou-Williams

roll em’ – http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xitzum_mary-lou-williams-roll-em-1944_music

1976 interview – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkyKaCQOVq8

syl-o-gism – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_LL0QFkI4E

Nicole – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD_Oj7lyxPQ

Mary Lou Williams on the Web:

Discography: http://www.ratical.org/MaryLouWilliams/MLWdiscography.html

http://www.ratical.org/MaryLouWilliams/

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Lou_Williams

Ephemera press: http://ephemerapress.com/david-mary.html

Archive: http://anningallswrites.com/tag/mary-lou-williams/

jazz photos: http://www.jazzphotos.com/williams.php

AllMusic: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/mary-lou-williams-mn0000859820

Mary Lou Williams Foundation: http://marylouwilliams.org/marylou.htm

Institute of Jazz Studies: http://newarkwww.rutgers.edu/IJS/MLWilliams_collection_new.html

Linda Dahl Section at Duke: http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/findingaids/dahllinda/

Jazz Police : http://www.jazzpolice.com/content/view/6010/79/

Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture: http://studentaffairs.duke.edu/mlw

PBS biography: http://www.pbs.org/jazz/biography/artist_id_williams_mary_lou.htm

Children’s Concert Vancouver 1978: http://vancouverjazz.com/2011/05/mary-lou-williams-childrens-concert-1977.html

On piano jazz: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126537497

Published Arrangements: http://www.ejazzlines.com/Jazz-Big-Band-Arrangements-by-Mary-Lou-Williams-c1394.html

Zodiac Suite Score: http://www.ejazzlines.com/c1394/Composed-and-Arranged-by-Mary-Lou-Williams-Edited-by-Jeffrey-Sultanof-ZODIAC-SUITE-SCORE-AND-PARTS-p107036.html

On NPR: http://www.npr.org/artists/15394732/mary-lou-williams

Women in History Bio: http://www.wcsufm.org/post/women-history-mary-lou-williams

Bio at Rutgers: http://newarkwww.rutgers.edu/ijs/mlw/intro2.html

Bio Kennedy Center: http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/jazz/womeninjazz/1stlady.html

Bio at Carnegie library: http://www.carnegielibrary.org/research/music/pittsburgh/marylouwilliams.html

Bio at Harlem.org: http://www.harlem.org/people/williams.html

Bio at Britannica: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/644372/Mary-Lou-Williams

Bio at Jazz.com: http://www.jazz.com/encyclopedia/williams-mary-lou-mary-alfrieda-scruggs

African American Registry bio: http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/mary-lou-williams-played-piano-spiritual-style

Women in Jazz bio: http://wijsf.com/jazzwomen/marylouwilliams.htm

Pittsburgh Music History Bio : https://sites.google.com/site/pittsburghmusichistory/pittsburgh-music-story/jazz/jazz—early-years/mary-lou-williams

The Root Bio: http://www.theroot.com/views/mary-lou-williams-first-lady-jazz

Facts on File Bio: http://www.fofweb.com/History/MainPrintPage.asp?iPin=AAPA0183&DataType=AFHC&WinType=Free

ITVS documentary: http://www.itvs.org/films/mary-lou-williams

Women Make Movies : http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c304.shtml

Internet Archive: http://archive.org/details/MaryLouWilliams-01-08

Ebony article: http://www.ebony.com/black-history/unsung-heroes-mary-lou-williams-045#axzz2cYtHCeu1

Brainy Quotes: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/m/mary_lou_williams.html

imbd: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0931278/

– though the piano player in Boy what a Girl is actually Beryl Booker

Discogs: http://www.discogs.com/search?q=mary+lou+williams&type=all

Last.fm – http://www.last.fm/music/Mary+Lou+Williams?ac=mary%20lou

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mary-Lou-Williams/69380695729

Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/mary-lou-williams/id79120

Tumbler: http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/mary-lou-williams

Grooveshark: http://grooveshark.com/#!/marylouwilliams

Deanna’s Blog: http://blog.deannawitkowski.com/2013/02/mary-lou-williams-a-celebration/

Groove Addict: http://www.grooveaddict.org/2013/06/mary-lou-williams-trio-free-spirits.html

Find a Grave: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?GRid=19938&page=gr

In her own words:

1954 Melody Maker – http://www.ratical.org/MaryLouWilliams/MMiview1954.html

1976 Bop & Beyond – http://bopandbeyond.wordpress.com/2009/10/19/an-interview-with-mary-lou-williams-1976/

1978 San Francisco – http://www.ratical.org/MaryLouWilliams/ItsAllGreat.html

In Print

Dahl, Linda
Morning Glory: A Biography of Mary Lou Williams

Kernodle, Tammy L.
Soul on Soul: the Life and Music of Mary Lou Williams

http://www.amazon.com/Jazz-Girl-Novel-Williams-Early/dp/0615353762/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1306677964&sr=1-1

A historical novel based on the early life of jazz legend Mary Lou Williams.

Set in 1920s Pittsburgh, 13-year-old Mary was marked from birth by the “sign of the caul,” a powerful signifier in African-American culture. The caul indicates rare powers, especially a tendency toward “second sight.” Mary’s special gift of seeing manifests itself in visions of ghosts and spirits and culminates in an uncanny musical ability.