Be whoever you want to be! Share the fun and excitement of playing dress-up with Minnie, Daisy and the whole Clubhouse gang! You're invited to Minnie's Masquerade, a costume party where everyone wins a prize! Help Minnie and Mickey put the finishing touches on their royal crowns, search for ''Sir Goofsalot's'' missing shoe and much more. All it takes is a heaping helping of imagination and the right Mouseketools! So get up on your feet and join the costume parade at the ultimate ''mousekerade'' ball!
Memphis Minnie held her own in a genre famous for its casualties, and as a blues guitarist, few players in the 1920s could cut her, and that, coupled with Minnie's natural showmanship and a penchant for marrying her guitar duet partners (Casey Bill Weldon, Kansas Joe McCoy, Ernest Lawlars), makes her one of the most colorful figures in blues history. This set brings together key tracks that she recorded for Columbia Records between 1933 and 1937, but it's just a small part of this musician's prolific recording catalog (she also recorded for the Bluebird, OKeh, Vocalion, Regal, Checker, and JOB imprints during her four-decade career). The sound is good, though, which makes this a nice place to start.
The BGP subsidiary of Ace paired two of Rotary Connection's albums onto one disc in 1998. The following year, Raven would combine Aladdin and Dinner Music on one disc. Not only do the original albums deserve to be released separately, but both the BGP and Raven reissue two-fers ruin the strange sleeve artwork that adorned the original LPs. Songs/Hey Love looks particularly horrid, with an orgy of rainbow colors that bleed into each other. Charly once issued Songs on its own, but as of 2003, this combination was the only way to obtain Hey Love on CD.