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Karen Carroll

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Karen Carroll (born January 30, 1958, Chicago, Illinois, died 2016) was an American Chicago blues singer.[1] She was born to Mack Carroll and Alberta Simmons Carroll (stage name Jeanne Carroll).[2] Hergodparents were the jazz guitarist George Freeman and the blues vocalist Bonnie Lee.[1]


Carroll started singing in church at the age of six.[3] In her first appearance on stage, she played guitar with her mother’s band at age 14.[4] Early in her career she worked with Katie Webster and Albert King.[5] She recorded her first song with Carey Bell on his album Son of a Gun in 1983.[6] Carroll went on to tour with Eddie Lusk in Canada after performing on his album Professor Strut in 1989.[7] She went on to play in prominent Chicago blues clubs. In 1995, she contributed to an album with five other female blues artists, entitled Women of Blue Chicago;[8] it is still played on the radio today.[9] She was offered a recording contractby Delmark Records in 1995, subsequently making the album Had My Fun.[10] This was followed by another album, Talk to the Hand, in 1997. She wrote and holds coyright to some of the tracks on this album.[11]

She has worked with many Chicago blues musicians, including Carey and Lurrie Bell, Rudy Rotta, Otis Grand, Angela Brown, Billy Branch, Melvin Taylor, Eddy Clearwater, Lonnie Brooks, Alvin Lee, Byther Smith andSugar Blue.[12]

Her album Be My Guest! was released by Indigoteam Records in 2008.[1]

The BBC Radio 2 blues programme, the Paul Jones Show, played several of her tracks by way of an obituary during the 28 March 2016 edition. The DJ said he had been informed of her death by the blues singer,Deitra Farr.

Solo discography[edit]

  • Had My Fun (Delmark, 1995)
  • Talk to the Hand (Delmark, 1997)
  • Live in Oleśnica (Stowarzyszenie Jazz Kanapie, 2007)[13]
  • Be My Guest! (Indigoteam, 2008)[14]
  • Evolution Revolution (Gryllus, 2009)[15]
  • Ghetto Love (unsigned, 2010)[16]
  • Karen Carroll’s Blues Mix (unsigned, 2011)[17][18]

Collaboration with other artists[edit]

  • Son of a Gun (P-Vine, 1984)[19]
  • Professor Strut (Delmark, 1989)[20]
  • Gospel (Hot-Foks, 1990)[21]
  • Stock Yards Strut (Delmark, 1993)[22]
  • Chicago’s Finest Blues Ladies (Wolf, 1993)[23]
  • Johnny B. Moore, Live at Blue Chicago (Blue Chicago, 1994)[24]
  • Red Hot Mamas (Blue Chicago, 1997)[25]
  • Delmark Records 45 Years of Jazz and Blues (Delmark, 1998)[26]
  • Delmark 50th Anniversary CD Collection (Delmark, 2003)[27]
  • Wild About That Thing: Ladies Sing the Blues (Delmark, 2003)[28]
  • First Class Blues (feat. Karen Carroll, Big Jay McNeely) (Acoustic Music Records, 2011)[29][30]


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  2. Jump up^ Helge Strauß. “Bluescontact – Jeanne Carroll”. Bluescontact.de. Retrieved 2011-07-13.
  3. Jump up^ Karen Carroll;. “Biography – Karen Carroll”. Reverbnation.com. Retrieved 2011-07-16.
  4. Jump up^ karen carroll;. “Bluescontact – Karen Carroll”. Bluescontact.de. Retrieved 2011-07-16.
  5. Jump up^ Karen Carroll. “Biography – Karen Carroll”. Reverbnation.com. Retrieved 2011-07-16.
  6. Jump up^ “thebluescollective: Lurrie Bell”. Thebluescollective.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2011-07-13.
  7. Jump up^ “Eddie Lusk – Professor Strut”. Delmark.com. Retrieved2011-07-13.
  8. Jump up^ “Women of Blue Chicago”. Delmark.com. Retrieved 2011-07-13.
  9. Jump up^ “Karen Carroll | Z100 – Z100 – New York’s Hit Music Station”. Z100. Retrieved 2011-07-13.
  10. Jump up^ “Carroll “Had My Fun””. Delmark.com. Retrieved 2011-07-13.
  11. Jump up^ “Karen Carroll – Talk to the Hand”. Delmark.com. Retrieved2011-07-13.
  12. Jump up^ Helge Strauß (2010-05-08). “Bluescontact – Karen Carroll / vita”. Bluescontact.de. Retrieved 2011-07-13.
  13. Jump up^ “Jazzowy koniec roku i wspólne śpiewanie”. Archived from the original on May 30, 2009. Retrieved August 21, 2011.
  14. Jump up^ “Be My Guest! – Karen Carroll | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards”. AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-10-04.
  15. Jump up^ “Evolution Revolution – Karen Carroll with the Mississippi GraveDiggers – Albums”. Songs.hu. Retrieved 2013-10-04.
  16. Jump up^ “The Karen Carroll Store”. Reverbnation.com. Retrieved 2013-10-04.
  17. Jump up^ “Karen Carroll’s Blues Mix: Karen Carroll: MP3 Downloads”. Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-10-04.
  18. Jump up^ “Bman’s Blues Report: New Release: Karen Carroll’s Blues Mix – review”. Bmansbluesreport.com. 2011-11-28. Retrieved 2011-12-30.
  19. Jump up^ “Carey Bell – Son of a Gun CD Album”. Cduniverse.com. 2002-12-03. Retrieved 2013-10-04.
  20. Jump up^ “Eddie Lusk – Professor Strut”. Delmark.com. Retrieved 2013-10-04.
  21. Jump up^ “Karen CarrollBruce Thompson – Gospel (CD) at Discogs”. Discogs.com. 1990-01-01. Retrieved 2013-10-04.
  22. Jump up^ “Stompers Stock Yard Strut. Delmark.com. Retrieved 2013-10-04.
  23. Jump up^ “VA – Chicago’s Finest Blues Ladies (1993) [Chicago Blues Session Vol. 28]”. Avaxhome.ws. Retrieved 2013-10-04.
  24. Jump up^ “Johnny B Moore – Live at Blue Chicago CD Album”. Cduniverse.com. Retrieved 2013-10-04.
  25. Jump up^ “Red Hot Mamas: Music”. Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-10-04.
  26. Jump up^ “Delmark Records: 45 Years of Jazz and Blues: Music”. Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-10-04.
  27. Jump up^ “Chicago’s Avant Today: Delmark 50th Anniversary Collection CD Album”. Cduniverse.com. 2003-08-05. Retrieved 2013-10-04.
  28. Jump up^ “Woman Blues Music”. Bizrate. Retrieved 2013-10-04.
  29. Jump up^ “First Class Blues (feat. Karen Carroll, Big Jay McNeely): First Class Blues Band: MP3 Downloads”. Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-10-04.
  30. Jump up^ “Karen CarrollBruce Thompson – Gospel (CD) at Discogs”. Discogs.com. 1990-01-01. Retrieved 2012-04-08.

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