Snippets from Nellie "Tiger" Travis I'm A Woman
Here's another good Southern album by Nellie "Tiger" Travis from CDS Records who have already brought us good albums from Dicky Williams, Lee Shot Williams, Stan Mosley, Charles Wilson and Clarence Dobbins. CDS Records have also announced that we should see new albums from Bobby Stringer and Barbara Carr later this year adding to an already impressive roster.
My favourite cut is her duo with Stan Mosley called Who Knows!
Her bio courtesy of CDS Records:
The girl's got Soul. I'm not talking about shallow vocal tricks but deep Gladys Knight/Tina Turner Soul from the gut...
Like many Soul singers Nellie Travis's love affair with music began at church in her hometown Mound Bayou, Mississippi. During mid 1980's she san lead for the Mississippi based group "SSIPP", opening for acts from Dee Dee Warwick to Ray Charles. During this period she also recorded extensively in Memphis under the direction of Ed Townsend.
Since relocating to Chicago in 1992, Nellie has been singing throughout the Chicago, Texas, Ohio, Kentucky, California, Mississippi, New York, Indiana, Tennessee, Virginia, Michigan and Wisconsin.
Having blossomed as a blues force to be reckon with, Nellie now performs with her own band, The Men in Black. Not only is she a staple in the "Home Of The Blues" (Chicago) but she also has standing engagements overseas, performing in Greece, Germany, Brazil, Italy and Japan.
Ms. Travis released her debut CD in September 2000 titled "I Got It Like That". It was a critically-acclaimed set of mostly original Blues. In the same year she appeared on a Japanese- backed CD featuring Shun Kikuta entitled "Heart & Soul" for Yoshinaga Ichinose M & I Co. Nellie is also featured artist on Biscuit Miller's debut release, lending her vocal talents in a duet called "Let's Go Fishing".
In 2002 she released a live CD entitled "Nellie Tiger Travis "Live at Sweet Georgia Browns". In 2005 her CD, "Wanna Be With You", became an underground smash on the "Southern Soul" circuit. Songs like "You Gone Make Me Cheat" & "If I Back It Up" can still be heard frequently on radio and in clubs.
In 2007 she signed with CDS Records and has completed an even better CD "I'm A Woman"
The album was produced by Floyd Hamberlin Jr who also helmed her last project. If you are keeping time with a Chinese calendar 2008 will be the "Year Of The Tiger"!