Di Anne Price: Wild Women

Memphis pianist-vocalist Di Anne Price channels the spirit of classic blues divas Ida Cox, Alberta Hunter, Sippie Wallace and Memphis Minnie on Wild Women (Go Jazz 6042 2; 50:23). A profoundly soulful singer, Price’s expressive voice is etched with pain on “The Soul of a Man” and brimming with sly humor on the calypso-flavored “Fishin’ in the Sea of Matrimony” and the naughty “Wrong Key Hole.” She is equally adept at tickling the ivories and is particularly sharp on the rolling “Fisherman’s Blues,” the two-fisted shuffle “I Didn’t Like It the First Time” and the boogie woogie workout “Pig Meat.” A new talent well worth checking out.