Sister Suzie hails from Northumberland’s wild and rural northern border, but has been bringing her natural down-home charm, undiluted, to southern climes of England for the last few years.
Her love of rockin’ music was kicked off when aunty Freda turned her on to Elvis at a young age. Suzie’s full-on attachment to the sounds from the other side of the tracks came from her meeting a certain Dale Robinson, a home town man who played her some sides by Rufus Thomas. This would lead to her enthusiastically seeking the records of Memphis Minnie, Big Mama Thornton, Little Walter, Jimmy Reed, Robert Johnson, Rufus Thomas, Leadbelly and Elmore James. Quickly her biggest idol became New Orleans Soul Queen, Irma Thomas. This may have had more than a little to do with Suzie packing her bags and travelling to the Crescent City – where she has returned more than once since – and blowing her life savings. One thing Suzie has little of is regrets!
So, an itinerant life working to pay for her music habit led her around
the UK for a while until settling in the south in 2016 when she funded
her own recording session to cut a few trial tracks with drummer Brian
Nevill, bass player/producer Mick Wigfall and Matt Jackson on guitar.
- 1 Can't Hold Out
- 2 Working Girl
- 3 Just Like an Old Dog (Barking Up the Wrong Tree)
- 4 Ruler of My Heart
- 5 Sloppy Drunk
- 6 Ain't No Lady
- 7 Stop These Teardrops
- 8 Yours
- 9 New Shoes
- 10 Desire
- 11 Big Mistake
Ain't No Lady - Sister Suzie
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