Friday, November 7, 2014

He's Gone

Pearl Reaves
with Paul Farano Trio

Pearlsfar 101

Pearl Reaves, a singer originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, moved to Rahway, New Jersey in the late 40s. After winning some local talent shows, she started singing at the Palace Blue Room, owned by bandleader/drummer Paul Farano. She not only sang, but played guitar with the Paul Farano Trio there for two years (and ended up marrying Farano).  She mostly limited her career to singing with her husband's band.

For more info, see The Concords, article by Marv Goldberg here

The Lovely & Incomparable Pearl Reaves
and Paul Farano Trio


  1. Nice bluesy song - a female guitarist and singer would have been pretty rare back in the 1950's.

  2. Like a steam locomotive, rollin' down the track...