Saturday, July 09, 2011

Ottilie Patterson

Ottilie Patterson has died in a care home in Scotland. What a voice, what a singer.

The person who posted this on You Tube seems to think it's Bessie Smith, but this is Ottilie.

I've seen Chris Barber's Jazz Band a couple of times, but I never got to hear Ottilie sing live. I would have loved the chance to hear that spine-tingling voice close up.

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