"Back By Popular Demand! The Ladies of Rhythm and Blues"
Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Clubs proudly returns "The Ladies of Rhythm and Blues", featuring performances by some of the great legends of early Rhythm & Blues
Baby Washington ("That's How Heartaches Are Made") The Jewels ("Opportunity") Barbara Harris, the original lead singer of The Toys ("Lover's Concerto") and Karen Linette
The Rhythm and Blues of the 1950s and 1960s has been graced by some of the most talented female artists in this genre of American Popular Music.
Baby Washington is one of the most popular solo artists of the early Rhythm & Blues era with hits such as "The Time" "That's How Heartaches Are Made" and "Leave Me Alone".
The Jewels, affectionately known as "The Divas of DC Doo-Wop" originate from Washington, DC. The Jewels have been performing and recording for over 50 years. Their national hit tune "Opportunity" stayed on the charts for seven weeks. The Jewels also became the first female background group for James Brown.
Barbara Harris, the original lead singer of The Toys. Their hit "Lover's Concerto" reached number one on the charts surpassing The Beatles, The Supremes and The Rolling Stones. The success of The Toys carried Barbara Harris around the world.
Karen Linette hails from Silver Spring, Maryland. For the past 20 years she has been commanding audiences both locally and abroad. Karen Linette has shared the stage with such artists as Norman Connors, Eric Roberson, Howard Hewett and Dexter Wansel. She is also critically acclaimed for her performances with Mousey Thompson and the James Brown Experience.