Saffire Revisited - The Uppity Blues Women

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Saffire Revisited - The Uppity Blues Women
Andra Faye - vocals, bass, mandolin, violin, guitar
Gaye Adegbalola - vocals, guitar
Kelley Hunt - piano, vocals

Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women were a well known touring trio of women, performing from 1984 to 2009 as a band, recording on the Alligator label in Chicago.

Saffire's music was a combination of serious blues songs and comedic novelty songs. They covered original songs (such as "Do Your Duty" by Wesley 'Sox' Wilson, "You Got to Know How" by Sippie Wallace & Jack Viertel, and "Don't You Tell Me"), as well as the music of blueswomen who had inspired them, such as Big Mama Thornton, Ida Cox and Koko Taylor. Their music, both comedic and serious, tends to deal with feminist themes, which has made them popular outside of traditional blues circles.

They were the first acoustic band to be signed by Alligator Records. Their song "Middle Aged Blues Boogie," written by Adegbalola, was named best original song at the W.C. Handy Awards (now the Blues Music Awards) in 1990.[1] Saffire has shared the stage with B.B. King, Ray Charles, Willie Dixon and Koko Taylor.