Little Miss Cornshucks - 1947-1951

Little Miss Cornshucks - 1947-1951
Artist: Little Miss Cornshucks
Duration: 59:18
Album: 1947-1951
Recording Date: 1947 - December 14, 1951
Genre: Pop\Rock
Styles: Vocal Pop, Vocal Jazz
Release Date: July 29, 2003

Most of Little Miss Cornshucks' scant, but influential output is compiled here; the album includes everything but some later 1960s recordings for Chess. "Have You Ever Loved Somebody" and "I Don't Love You Anymore" are quite brash, with great swoops of vocal to match the blasts of trumpet and saxophone coming from the orchestra. "He's Funny That Way," and especially "Time After Time" are softer; on the latter, she sounds truly wounded, with her voice wavering in a high register as breathy woodwinds stir up the mood. It's the sort of goosebumps song that really makes you wish she would've had the opportunity to be more prolific. Best might be her version of "Try a Little Tenderness." With her voice high up in the mix, Little Miss Cornshucks sounds almost out of control over the tinkling pianos and subdued horns.

There's pain in there, there's yearning -- it's easy to hear everyone from Aretha Franklin to Shelby Lynne in the raw emotion.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
Gonna Leave Here WalkingLittle Miss Cornshucks2:40
Have You Ever Loved SomebodyLittle Miss Cornshucks3:06
So Long / Dave Bartholomew / Remus Harris / Irving MelsherLittle Miss Cornshucks3:03
For Old Time's SakeLittle Miss Cornshucks3:03
When Mommy Sings a LullabyLittle Miss Cornshucks3:19
I Don't Love You AnymoreLittle Miss Cornshucks3:21
Keep Your Hand on Your HeartLittle Miss Cornshucks2:49
He's Funny That Way / Neil Moret (Chas. N. Daniels) / Richard A. WhitingLittle Miss Cornshucks2:51
Cornshucks BluesLittle Miss Cornshucks2:51
In the Rain / George GershwinLittle Miss Cornshucks2:59
Why Was I Born / Oscar Hammerstein II / Jerome KernLittle Miss Cornshucks2:27
True (You Don't Love Me) / AlbertLittle Miss Cornshucks2:47
Waiting in Vain / Ivory Joe HunterLittle Miss Cornshucks2:52
You Turned Your Back on MeLittle Miss Cornshucks2:44
Time After Time / Jule StyneLittle Miss Cornshucks2:42
Papa Tree Top BluesLittle Miss Cornshucks2:11
Rock Me to Sleep / Benny Carter / Paul Vandervoort IILittle Miss Cornshucks feat: Benny Carter3:03
Try a Little Tenderness / Jimmy Campbell / Harry Connelly / Harry WoodsLittle Miss Cornshucks3:08
'Cause I Lost My Helping HandLittle Miss Cornshucks2:10
Don't Marry Too Soon / Dave BartholomewLittle Miss Cornshucks2:19
So Long / Dave Bartholomew / Remus Harris / Irving MelsherLittle Miss Cornshucks2:53

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