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Some August – September Additions to the Collection
Some favorite recent additions to the collection, for your enjoyment. August and September have been very good months.
If you have similar material for disposal (strong E– or better, except for true rarities) lists are always welcome. Please include your asking price, and be brutally honest with the grading: E+ should look and sound like the day the record came off the press, with E just a touch less fine, and no more than a whisper of needle wear on E–. Be sure to note all defects, including any audible scratches, stressed grooves, cracks, needle drops or gouges, warping, surface graininess or dulling, and label damage. Click here for e-mail contact info.
THOMAS A. DORSEY & MOZELLE ALDERSON (as Georgia Tom & Jane Lucas): Terrible Operation Blues (EE–)
Richmond, IN: November 11, 1930
Champion 16171 (mx. GN 17276 – B)
Acc: Dorsey (piano), Big Bill Broonzy (guitar).
SYLVESTER WEAVER: Penitentiary Bound Blues (E+)
New York: August 31, 1927
Okeh 8504 (mx. W 81402 – B)
TOMMY McCLENNAN: Bottle It Up and Go (E+)
Chicago (Victor Studio A): November 22, 1939
Bluebird B-8373 (mx. BS 044241 – 1)
CLARENCE WILLIAMS’ ORCHESTRA: Lazy Mama (E+)
New York: June 3, 1928
Okeh 8592 (mx. W 400818 – A)
JELLY ROLL MORTON’S RED HOT PEPPERS: Tank Town Bump (E)
Camden, NJ: July 12, 1929
Victor V-38075 (mx. BVE 49459 – 2)
DICK JUSTICE: Cocaine (E)
Chicago: May 20, 1929
Brunswick 395 (mx. C 3156 – )
Two takes were recorded. The take used is not shown in the Brunswick files or on the pressing.
CHRIS BOUCHILLON: Speed Maniac (EE+)
Atlanta: October 30, 1928
Columbia 15373-D (mx. W 147339 – 2)
HARRY RESER & MAURICE ATEN (as Len & Joe Higgins): Slippery Elm Tree (E–)
New York: October 17, 1928
Columbia 15354-D (mx. W 147124 – 1)
Artist identities are confirmed on the Columbia matrix card. Reser self-published this composition as “Slippery Elm” in 1928; someone at Columbia added “Tree” to the title, per the matrix card.