Sue Palmer | Sophisticated Ladies

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Sophisticated Ladies

by Sue Palmer

From beginning to end, swing dancers swear by this collection of bawdy boogie, blues, and motel swing.
Genre: Blues: Piano Blues
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1. I'll Cry Over You Camille Howard
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2. Everything He Lacks Camille Howard
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3. Queen Of The Boogie Sue Palmer
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4. Ladies Shoes Sue Palmer
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5. Interlude Sue Palmer
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6. Sophisticated Lady Sue Palmer
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7. This Can't Be Love Sue Palmer
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8. I Feel So Good Sue Palmer
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9. Gotta Gimme Whatcha Got Julia Lee
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10. As Time Goes By Sue Palmer
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Album Notes
"This album won the INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE AWARD, from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, for BEST SELF PRODUCED CD!!!!! With her two fisted thundering boogie style, Sue Palmer& Her Motel Swing Orchestra have released a wonderful new album full of fun and cool enough to cause crop damage to orange groves. Dedicated to the Sophisticated Ladies in her life, she showcases some of San Diego's finest female musicians, as well as the men in her crew. In the vein of Hadda Brooks, Camille Howard, and Julia Lee, Sue pounds the ivories with the verve and joy of a little kid on a new toy xylophone! Four selections from a live radio program present Sue at her best, with her tight rhythm section, featuring her longtime drummer, Sharon Shufelt, bassist Pete Harrison, and sultry lead singer Deejha Marie. Award winning songwriter Janell Rock, has written a wonderful anthem to Sue in all her glory: "Queen of the Boogie." April West, san Diego's awesome trombonist, is showcased on Duke Ellington's beautiful "Sophisticated Lady." Mixing blues and jazz effortlessly, Sue's original, "Interlude," provides a format for the band to show off their jazz abilities and provides a vehicle for San Diego's elder jazz statesman, Daniel Jackson, on tenor sax. Mr. Jackson is best known for his tenure in Ray Charles band. World class blues tenor man Jonny viau torches up the album with Sue's blues "Ladies Shoes." Sue paints images with her piano, gracefully filling her canvas with notes that soothe and seduce, while inducing listeners to dance their troubles away.


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Sue Palmer, whose piano has graced the San Diego music scene for more than 2 decades, is getting some long overdue recognition. Sue's "Sophisticated Ladies" CD was chosen by BLUSD as the best self-produced CD in San Diego last year and nominated into the Blues foundation's worldwide competition. In front of 2500 people at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, Sue won the best self-produced CD at the International Blues Challenge on Feb 2nd. Sue celebrated at the event with long-time band member Sharon Shufelt, friends, and BLUSD board members. To honor Sue, San Diego Councilmemeber Toni Atkins has proclaimed March 25th as "Sue Palmer Day in San Diego" and will present her proclamation to Sue at the City Council meeting that day. Sue is not a newcomer to the blues. She spent 12 years leading the swing group Tobacco Road, and another five years traveling the world as part of the band of North County diva Candye Kane. It seems that Sue's CDS or bands get nominated or win at the San Diego Music Awards nearly every year. This is a working musician with a vision and a commitment to stick to it. No one plays the piano like Sue Palmer, and she's earned wide-ranging respect in the local music community."