Collector’s Corner (Free MP3s) • Some April Additions: Famous Hokum Boys, Jim Jackson’s Jamboree, Dixieland Jug Blowers, Jelly Roll Morton, Bennie Moten, Roy Smeck

Collector’s Corner (Free MP3s) • Some April Additions

Famous Hokum Boys, Jim Jackson’s Jamboree, Dixieland Jug Blowers, Jelly Roll Morton, Bennie Moten, Roy Smeck

 

Ready to listen to something other than endless Doomsday scenarios, or some clown suggesting you shoot-up with household disinfectant? We sure are. If you are too, here are a few freshly arrived additions to the collection, for your listening pleasure. Let’s transcend the bullshit!

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FAMOUS HOKUM BOYS (Big Bill Broonzy, Georgia Tom [Thomas A. Dorsey], Frank Brasswell) : That’s the Way She Likes It  (V+)

New York: April 9, 1930
Homestead 16098  (mx. 9598 – 2)
“No copies known on the Homestead label” —78 Journal.
Make that two copies known, guys. This one replaces our original V copy, found near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, many years ago. It served well and is now on its way to a new happy home.

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JIM JACKSON, TAMPA RED [HUDSON WHITTAKER], GEORGIA TOM [THOMAS A.  DORSEY], SPECKLED RED [RUFUS PERRYMAN]: Jim Jackson’s Jamboree, Part 1  (E–)

Memphis (Peabody Hotel): October 14, 1929
Vocalion 1428  (mx. M 203 or M 204)
Selected mx. isn’t shown in the pressing or the Brunswick-Vocalion files. This is the same Thomas A. Dorsey later touted as as the “father of modern gospel,” having some fun in his younger days.

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ROY SMECK (octo-chordo solo): Laughing Rag  (E)

New York: March 5, 1928
Regal 8547  (mx. 7824 – 3)
Label credits F. Henri Klickmann (piano accompaniment), although we don’t hear a piano. Klickmann was a well-known composer-arranger who worked at times for Mills Music, which in turn was loosley affiliated with the the makers of Regal records.

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DIXIELAND JUG BAND: Memphis Shake  (EE–)

Chicago (Webster Hotel): December 11, 1926
Victor 20415  (mx. BVE 37227 – 2)
Johnny Dodds (clarinet) added to the usual personnel.

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JELLY ROLL MORTON & HIS RED HOT PEPPERS
(Morton, vocal): Dr. Jazz
  (EE–)

Chicago (Webster Hotel): December 16, 1926
Victor 20415  (mx. BVE 37257 – 3)

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BENNIE MOTEN & HIS KANSAS CITY ORCHESTRA:
Slow Motion
 (EE–)

Camden NJ: September 6, 1928
Victor V-38012  (mx. BVE 42926 – 3)

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BENNIE MOTEN & HIS KANSAS CITY ORCHESTRA:
New Goofy Dust Rag
  (E)

Chicago: July 16, 1929
Victor V-38091  (mx. BVE 55430 – 1)
Label and Victor files as “Now Goofy Dust — Rag” (sic).

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Our thanks to those who have recently inquired whether we buy complete collections. We don’t (with rare exceptions), but we do pay top dollar for individual items we need, if in top condition —  generally, nothing lower than strong E– for most items, or strong V+ for the rarer things. We are in the market for quality jazz (preferably black, 1923–1932), blues (1923–1939), ragtime (rare labels only, 1890s-1915), klezmer (acoustic only), and Russian opera (foreign labels, acoustic only).

We welcome lists of disposables in these categories  for sale (not trade, please), provided the records are honestly and very conservatively graded using the time-honored VJM 78 grading scale (please, no Goldmine, Nauction, 1-to-10, or other alternative grading) with all defects, including label or other cosmetic damage, noted. Please name your asking price for each item, and we’ll go from there.

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