Blues For Minnie

Kaliopi & The Blues Messengers

Kaliopi & the Blues Messengers have honed in on seven selected works of Memphis Minnie as a foundation and included a homage to Koko Taylor having developed their unique texture of double-bass & brushes shufflin’ grooves, layered with dixie piano, weaving clarinet, and delta guitar, topped with Kaliopi's soulful vocals for these powerful

Kaliopi & the Blues Messengers have honed in on seven selected works of Memphis Minnie as a foundation and included a homage to Koko Taylor having developed their unique texture of double-bass & brushes shufflin’ grooves, layered with dixie piano, weaving clarinet, and delta guitar, topped with Kaliopi's soulful vocals for these powerful heroine herstory legends (summaries of tracks legend and interpretations included):

Black Cat Blues: A sexually liberating song celebrating ownership of one's own body within the sex industry as a working woman and madam in her house.

Kissin' In The Dark: A song shining a light on forbidden love, unplanned pregnancies, unprotected sex, morning sickness, and shotgun weddings.

Messin' With The Blues: A song exposing a groomer's use and abuse of love and trust selling favours for fame, and dangling carrots and crystals for control & ownership.

Hoodoo Lady: A song valuing imagination and boundless magic beyond intellectual reasoning limitations under subordination, cruelty, and displacement.

When the Levee Breaks: A song resonating with climate change that was particularly felt for our friends in Lismore and Northern Rivers during the 2022 floods.

Troublin' Blues: A song reflecting our current struggles with the cost of living, housing crisis, employment, power, fuel, and relationships.

Dirty Mother Fur Ya: A song protesting domestic violence, substance abuse, systemic corruption, and community nuisance to a woman's vengeful settlement.

I Hate To See The Sun Go Down: A song rejecting sundown syndrome and depression with suicidal tendencies prevalent after a long day or life of struggling with oppression.

Chauffeur Blues: An empowering song celebrating matriarchal leadership steering a driving car and controlling one's direction at all costs.

Voodoo Woman: A song celebrating women's power resilience black magic and relentless strength driven with sisterhood compassion and geddesses

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