Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Two more Hery Whitter 78`s on the OKeh label


Here is a couple new discs I have recently acquired to add to the Henry Whitter posts from the past.


Henry Whitter / OKeh 40395
My Darling`s Black Mustache / The Clouds Gwine To Roll Away
recorded April 23/24, 1925 in New York City
My Darling`s Black Mustache is sort of a comic love song. The Clouds Gwine To Roll Away is sort of in the spiritual vein with a comic twist.






Henry Whitter / OKeh 40403
Love Me While I Am Living / Good-Bey, Old Booze
recorded at same session as OKeh 40395
Love Me While I Am Living is sort of a morbid love song. Good-Bye, Old Booze is an old comic song. This particular performance is Henry`s worst side I think. It`s in too high a key for his voice and his voice breaks. It`s worth hearing to hear how awful it is!

Click here to download Henry Whitter on OKeh 40395/40403

4 comments:

  1. Thanks! "Love Me Now While I Am Living," Anita Carter recorded a song of the same name for RCA-Victor in the early 1960s, but they are likely not the same. Have to hear Whitter's recording yet.

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    1. It seems to be pretty much the same song.

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  2. Thanks for these! I'm attempting to reconstruct some lost discogs, particularly from media previously purchased on Juneberry78s (no longer selling due to the passing of the site curator).

    Anyway, I hope that Document decides to release Whitter's material some day; it goes great paired alongside their release of his work wth G.B. Grayson.

    Much obliged, Allen.

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  3. I have found a few more OKeh Henry Whitter sides I hope to be able to post sometime this winter, so stay tuned right here!

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