Angel in the Absinthe House: Songs in the Indoor Manner by La Vergne CD
Imagine wandering around the Vieux Carré in New Orleans to find The Old Absinthe House on Bienville and Bourbon. Here in the musty green atmosphere, La Vergne Smith recorded these songs.
La Vergne Smith was a singer and pianist whose warm, engaging way with torch songs and bluesy tunes was a popular part of the night-life French Quarter of her native New Orleans in the late ‘40s and ‘50s. Her vocal style was intimate and sensitive, and her self-accompaniment on piano simplest, yet she still projected a sophisticated approach that delighted the clientele of the smarter, candlelight saloons that began appearing there in 1947.
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