Monday, February 6, 2012

My 78`s #7

I haven`t posted any 78`s for a WAY long time, so here we go---

Uncredited Artist / Standard A423
Black Jim - I`m Afraid To Come Home In The Dark / likely recorded between 1905 & 1910
As far as I know, Standard records were mostly pressed from Columbia masters. A 'coon" type song record.

Rev. F.W. McGee / Victor 20773
Jonah In The Belly Of The Whale - With His Stripes We Are Healed / likely recorded around 1926
A typical preaching record from the king of preaching records. Gates recorded Many sides for many different labels.

Hershal Brown & His Washboard Band / Victor 21403
Nobody Loves Me - Down Yonder / recorded Feb. 4th, 1928
Two great tunes done in Brown`s unique style.

George Reneau / Vocalion 15182
Jack & Joe - The Hand Of Fate / recorded Oct. 15th, 1925
George Reneau was a blind street singer that performed in Knoxville, Tennessee. He also recorded for Edison. Most of his material was of the tear jerker type.

Sweet William & Bad Bill / Brunswick 3710
Sweet William & Bad Bill In New York - Sweet William & Bad Bill Still In New York / likely recorded mid 20`s
I don`t know anything about these artists. The disc is a talking comedy record.

Dan Kutter (David Miller) / Challenge 327
The Lonesome Valley - That Bad Man Stacklee / recorded May, 1927
Dan Kutter was an alias for David Miller (who I believe was blind). This is from Gennett masters. I believe some labels would re-issue sides on other labels to keep costs of royalties down.

Jesse Coat (Asa Martin) / Champion 15922
Johnny The Drunkard - The Fellow That Looks Like Me / recorded Aug. 29, 1929 & Jan. 14, 1930
This is also from Gennett masters. Asa Martin made a pretty good amount of records and continued in music up into at least the 1970`s.

The Deal Family - Columbia 15214-D
Beautiful Home Somewhere - He`s Coming Again / recorded Nov. 5, 1927
The Deal Family is a great gospel group.

McDonald Quartette / Gennett 6466
Rocking On The Waves - That Beautiful Land / recorded May 1, 1928
Another great gospel group.

Ossman & Farmer / Blaze Away March
Monarch 1822 / likely recorded around 1905
A good march played classic banjo style

Lohaina Trio - Supertone 9093
Indiana March - Repasz March / likely recorded 1926-ish
A good Hawaiian record. Hawaiian music was VERY popular from about 1900 up through the 1930`s

Frank Crumit / Victor 21466
No News or What Killed The Dog - The Three Trees / likely recorded about 1927
A remake of a couple of early "talking record" sides by artists from the early days of records.

Jimmie Wilson`s Catfish String Band / Victor V-40216
Catfish Medley March - Argentine Rag / recorded Oct. 17, 1929
A great string band record.

Lester McFarland & Robert A. Gardener / Vocalion 5121
Knoxville Gal - Chattanooga Blues / recorded Dec. 10, 1926
McFarland & Gardener were two blind musicians based around Knoxville, Tennessee. Most of their material was of the tear jerker type, but once in a while, McFarland would record a fine country blues such as Chattanooga Blues that features some fine guitar work.

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  1. Great stuff!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the post :-). These musicians certainly don't suffer from any 'gotta play all my fancy licks' syndrome.

  2. LOL - I totally agree; there's more than enough room for creativity in simply playing the tune.

  3. more gems from my favorite blog. many thanks.

  4. Mmmmmmm like those old records!!!
    Thank You.

  5. Dead link :( so soon
    reup, maybe?