musicology #0658


Out On The Ocean Sailing – Ann Cole & the Colmanaires

BIG piece of ‘golden age’ Gospel from themusicologist vaults featuring the sublime vocals of one of the greatest female vocalists (n)ever known, (outside of the knowledge hustler tribe), Cynthia Coleman aka Ann Cole ably backed by the Colmanaires, Joe Walker, Sam Walker, and Wesley Johnson. Ann and the Colmanaires toured with Muddy Waters in ’56 where Muddy heard her performing Preston Fosters Got My MoJo Working and the rest is Rhythm & Blues history..

Today’s cut marks another step on the journey for themusicologist..i hope you are listening ’cause If I ever needed someone I need you..

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  1. I’d only heard “Got My Mojo Workin'” before and WOW her voice is a revelation. Why Ann Cole never became as famous as Etta James, with those vocal cords is, I guess another case of not being in the right place at the right time, and not knowing the right people – the key to success in any venture. Thanks for sharing. Another name to research.

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