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Post subject: Recent 78 finds  PostPosted: Aug 25, 2009 - 10:09 AM
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I purchased these 78s weekend before last at the Birmingham Record Collectors show. Good thing my friend had to leave early or I would have spent WAY too much money. Lots of 78s for sale but you had to ask for them as most were under tables and out of sight. Here's what I bought:

Sonny Boy Williamson - Stop Crying / Come On Back Home - Trumpet 140
Tommy McClennan - Whiskey Head Woman / Bottle It Up And Go - Bluebird 8373
Memphis Minnie and Son Joe - Please Set A Date / True Love - Columbia 36895
Little Richard - Long Tall Sally / Slippin' And Slidin' - Specialty 572
Little Richard - Keep A Knockin' / Can't Believe You Wanna Leave - Speciatly 611
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup - Train Fare Blues / No More Lovers - RCA Victor 20-2565
Washboard Sam - The Big Boat / Easy Ridin' Mama - Bluebird 6970
Jimmy Reed - You've Got Me Dizzy / Honey Don't Let Me Go - Vee-Jay 226
Willie Dixon - Crazy For My Baby / I Am The Lover Man - Checker 828

I probably should have put this in the "Blues Finds" section but since they are all 78s I thought I would put them here.
 
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Wow, what a nice bunch of 78s, I particularly like the Sonny Boy Williamson and Willie Dixon discs. I don't seem to run into many blues 78s in the area where I live (though I can't say I've looked for them at shows, either).
 
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Very nice finds!

By chance, I was spinning a bunch of 78s yesterday, including some Blues titles. There's just something special about the 78 sound, I love it.

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Thanks hrtshpdbox and Cactus. I usually don't buy 78s at shows but the prices at this one were pretty reasonable and I had some extra cash. I'm glad I splurged! The Sonny Boy disc was $40 but it is in MINT condition and looks unplayed! Of course I've now played it and it sounds fantastic. As Cactus said, there's just something about 78s and their sound!!

Here are some that I found this weekend at an estate sale for $1 each. The guy running that sale told me there's another box of them that he will give me first dibs on hopefully later this week. Don't have time to list all titles but can later if anyone is interested.

Fats Domino - Imperial 5058 (his first record!!)
Little Esther and The Dominoes - Federal 12036
Amos Milburn - Aladdin 3043
Johnny Ace - Duke 102
Larry Darnell - Regal 3236
Larry Darnell - Regal 3278
Ed Wiley w/ Roosevelt Wardell - Atlantic 959
Roosevelt Wardell - DeLuxe 3317
Lee Richardson - DeLuxe 3315
Eddie Mack - Apollo 414
Willis Jackson - Apollo 801
The Five Kings - Jubilee 5097
Leo Parker - Chess 1477
The "5" Royales - Apollo 446
The Five Keys - Capitol 3032
Jay McNeeley - Imperial 5115
Harry Cool - Signature 15019
Chuck Willis - Okeh 6810
Stan Getz - Prestige 708
Joe Swift w/ Johnny Otis - Exclusive 51x
Joe Liggins - Exclusive 262
Basin Street Boys - Exclusive 225
Rufus Gore - King 4768
Bull Moose Jackson - Queen 4100
Tiny Bradshaw - King 4376
Tiny Bradshaw - King 4417
Sonny Stitt - New Jazz 820
James Moody - Prestige 738
James Moody - Prestige 701
Little Jimmy Scott - Roost 613
Oscar Pettiford - Mercer 1952
Howard McGhee's All Stars - Blue Note 1572
Earl Coleman - Dial 753
 
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Post subject: wow.  PostPosted: Aug 27, 2009 - 04:41 PM
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that is all I can say. Great finds.

That Trumpet label has some cool stuff. I was just listening to an Arhoolie 2020, Sonny Boy Williamson "King Biscuit Time." Great stuff -- a reissue of the 1951 recordings with Trumpet.

best, Stephanie
 
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hartwise wrote:
The Sonny Boy disc was $40 but it is in MINT condition and looks unplayed!


That's a terrific price and a great coup on your part, and some of the buck-a-piece lot you just listed are great titles !
 
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I had a choice yesterday between watching the Packers game and sifting through a batch of over 5000 78s...guess what I picked?
Rain Rain Polka - Heinie And His Grenadiers (Decca) - local polka band
Webcor Playhouse - "The Last Will" - what the heck was this for? It's short bands of themes and sound effects.
Santa Claus' Workshop - Prince's Orchestra (Columbia)
Tip-Toe Thru The Tulips With Me - Nick Lucas (Brunswick) - FINALLY scored an original!
Singin' In The Rain - La Palina Broadcasters (Perfect)
I Found My Yellow Basket - Chick Webb & Orch. (Decca)
Rainy Day Blues - Wilbur Sweatman's Orig. Jazz Band (Columbia)
Rockin' Chair - Hoagy Carmichael & Orch. featuring Bix Beiderbecke (Victor)
Go! Go! Go! - The Treniers (Okeh "Rhythm & Blues" series)
On Wisconsin - University Of Wisconsin Concert Band (Victor)
Lover - Les Paul (Capitol) - tough to find for some reason...
Columbia Phonograph Co. March - Columbia Band (right, like I need to list what label it's on...)
Beer Barrel Polka - Glahe Musette Orch. (Victor)
Christmas - Bob Martin's Blue Bonnet Buckaroos (Potter - from Potter, WI)
How Many Burps In A Bottle Of Beer? - Frankie Yankovic (Columbia) - first heard this on "Dr. Demento" back in the 80s
Second Hand Rose - Fanny Brice (Victor) - yup, an original from the original "Funny Girl"
Burning Sands - Glantz & His Orchestra (Famous) - I can't seem to find ANYTHING uncracked on this label...even my copy has a hairline
Song Of Korea - (unknown) (Columbia JL - Japan) - what's curious is that both sides are sung in English
Mandy & Me - Burr & Campbell (Medallion) - oddball 9-inch record
Die Wacht Am Rhine - "sung in German" (no artist credited) (Busy Bee)
Santa Claus Blues - Jimmy Boyd (Columbia)
Jingle Bells - Hoosier Hot Shots (Columbia) - obviously I'm gearing up for the holidays...
The Dipsy Doodle - Chick Webb (Decca) - why Chick? Because he had such few records from the era and almost all that I've found were pretty cool
Also, a 12" album set of 78s of "Hansel & Gretel" narrated by Basil Rathbone...the Mrs. was happy with that find!

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Tip-Toe Thru The Tulips With Me - Nick Lucas (Brunswick) - FINALLY scored an original!

Yeah, that was Nick Lucas' signature song alright; haven't found that one, but came across a very minty Bye Bye Blackbird recently.
 
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And he sung about an octave LOWER than Tiny Tim. The only way I had this before was on a compilation of 30s tracks which they horribly remixed to "simulate stereo". Nice to hear the original electric mono on this.

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wand143 wrote:
...horribly remixed to "simulate stereo". Nice to hear the original electric mono on this.


There should be a special corner of hell reserved for those who attempt to "simulate stereo" from 1920s recordings.
 
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