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Page’s Kitchen...the Swamp Sessions: Saffire (Episode 12)

Saffire, the Uppity Blues Women group photo

The blues were a regular staple in Page’s Kitchen and this session spotlights three women who were shamelessly uppity and full of sass as they shared their own brand of barrel house blues with the world. Ann Rabson, Earlene Lewis and Gaye Adegbalola took over the Chickahominy in March of 1990 and we get to be snakes in the corner, as JAMinc presents Page’s Kitchen…the Swamp Sessions with Saffire…the Uppity Blues Women.

For your listening pleasure and historical perspective, JAMinc is proud to present the full 35-program season of Page’s Kitchen…the Swamp Sessions as previously aired on VPM Music and The Breeze. These Americana allstars appeared on the late Page Wilson’s Out O’ The Blue Radio Revue some three decades ago. They were all live, one-take recordings made in various Richmond studios at the time and stand as a fitting tribute to those artists and to Page for having the taste, drive and gumption to lure them into his make-believe lair, deep in the Chickahominy Swamp. We’re deeply grateful to Jude Schlotzhauer and Virginia Blue Wilson for entrusting us with these priceless master tapes and to Guy Spiller and Charlie Reilly for carefully converting them from analog to digital. Sincere thanks to our loyal sponsors: Digital Video Group, the Scott Street Family and the members of VPM.